2009 Chimney Rock Stag's Leap District Cabernet
Nose of fresh-picked raspberries. Fairly monolithic palate defined by cassis. Soft, velvety tannins.
Enjoyable but not very interesting. 88 points.
2009 Chimney Rock Tomahawk Cabernet
Barely discernable nose. Soft violets and blueberry yogurt. Very short palate. 86 points.
Chimney Rock seems to be going in a Bordeaux style of winemaking. I preferred their previous traditional California style which really showcased their property.
Ardeis in Seminole