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2005 Chimney Rock - Cabernet Sauvignon Ganymede Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 92 WA
  • 87 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 47647-2005-750-2A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Presents a rustic, chewy, extracted mix of mocha, dark berry, cedar and crushed rock flavors, but the raw, gripping, drying tannins remain an issue.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Their single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Ganymede Vineyard, also hails from Stags Leap. This wine is finesse exemplified, with a dense ruby/purple color and a beautiful, pure nose of blueberry and blackcurrant fruit mixed with flowers, earth and spice. The wood, as in all three wines, is present but relatively silky, and the wine medium to full-bodied, rich and very approachable at age ten, but capable of lasting another 15-20 years. This is an impressive wine that merits a high score for its complexity and elegance.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    This was terrific...cassis, tobacco, leather, vanilla and bell pepper aromas. The palate followed with cassis, chocolate, vanilla, bell pepper and a hint of cherry flavor. It was extremely smooth and elegant. The tannins were mild and subtle. DELICIOUS!
    Author: Chip

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 23 bottles owned
  • 16 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 16 collectors)