Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Wine Review (NW)
Inviting aromas of black cherry, currants, and sweet tobacco on the nose
Full bodied and supple on the palate
Soft, rich finish that's nicely layered with more black cherry and currant along with black tea and chocolate
Summary: This wine delivers a softer Cabernet Sauvignon profile, but is still full bodied and richly perfumed. It's well integrated and easy to drink. I recommend it as a very approachable Cabernet.
At a recent business dinner, my table polished off a magnum before the meal even arrived. We paid $175 for a magnum at the restaurant and a 750mL bottle runs about $45 in the store. Raise a glass!