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2005 Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, USA

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $72   From: $57   To: $101

Search Rank 478 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 478th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 397th

Score: 90. When to drink: 2009 to 2016
The Wine-Searcher score of 90/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
91/100 (159 notes from 99 users )    
17/20   2010 to 2016
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Award Organization Award Year Result
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2009 Gold
The Dallas Wine Competition 2009 Silver
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Price History for 2005 Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, USA
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Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to "Cab Sav" or even just "Cab") is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. From its origins around the Medoc, the Cabern ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Stags Leap District wine region

    The Stags Leap District AVA is one of America's most famous and highly regarded wine-growing areas. It is located on the eastern side of the Napa Valley, just north of Napa town. At three miles (4.8km) long and one mile (1.6km) wide, the AVA covers just two square miles (five square km, compared to Paso Robles at more than 1000 square miles/2590 square km). About 60% of the land within the AVA boundaries is taken up by carefully tended vineyards.

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  • Napa Valley wine region

    Napa Valley, an hour's drive north of San Francisco, California, is the most famous and prestigious wine region anywhere in the New World. Although a number of grape varieties are grown in the valley's vineyards, the area is particularly known for its Cabernet Sauvignon. The classic 'Napa Cab', the archet ... more

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