2002 Chimney Rock "Elevage" Stags Leap District Bordeaux Blend
If Tchelistcheff were still here, he might describe this Cab as an iron fist in a velvet glove. It’s inviting in rich cassis, blueberry and chocolate flavors, with a soft mouthfeel. But the softness is deceptive; this is a big, deeply structured wine.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The reserved, understated, polite 2002 Elevage Proprietary Red Wine, a blend of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc...has impressive balance, an attractive, cedary perfume offering hints of lavender, bay leaf and red and black currants, medium body, and a moderately endowed, elegant style. (RP)
Wine & Spirits
This sleek blend offers sweet red bell pepper flavors dressed up in oak. Cherry and prune scents fill the warm finish, for prime rib.
Drying yet drinking nicely, with savory herb, dried currant, cedar and tobacco flavors. Finishes with a touch of herbal underbrush notes. Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. (Web Only—2012)