Chimney Rock Winery2007 Elevage Blanc
(Stags Leap District ~ Napa Valley)
A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris (!), this wine’s aroma is strikingly fresh and fruity, with pears and nuances of fig, and the depth of the wine is astounding. It’s made pretty much as you might imagine a cross of Sancerre and Graves. It should age nicely for a few years.
Reviewed June 22, 2009 by Dan Berger.
Dan Berger has been reviewing wine for 30 years, always seeking character related to varietal type and regional identity. He has never used numbers to rank wine and doesn’t plan to start any time soon. He believes that weight and concentration aren’t the only worthy aspects of wine and is especially smitten by cool-climate and food-friendly wines that offer distinctiveness.