2012 Chimney Rock "Ganymede Vineyard" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Ganymede Vineyard is one of the most subtle, layered wines in the range. Rose petal, mint, dark red cherries and plums all grace the palate in a beautifully balanced Cabernet Sauvignon that brings together the racy, voluptuous personality of the vintage with uncommon finesse. Violets, lavender and a hint of orange peel add nuance on the finish. Soft, silky and exquisite from the very first taste, the 2012 is poised to offer a wide drinking window of pure pleasure. What a gorgeous wine this is. (AG)
Delightfully pure and fruity, this offers tiers of rich cherry, wild berry and raspberry, with light gravelly earth and spicy, cedary oak nuances, ending with firm, earth-laced tannins along with traction and finesse. Drink now through 2028.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The sexy, up-front 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Ganymede Vineyard comes from the estate’s oldest vines and is made from a combination of mountainside and benchland fruit. Soft and seductive, with a deep ruby/purple color, lots of cassis and plum fruit, this pure, savory Cabernet is Pomerol-like in its succulent, rich, elegant finish. It should drink well for 10-15 years. (RP)