Chimney Rock Winery Elevage Blanc Napa Valley 2007
Chimney Rock Winery is the cornerstone of the Terlato Family wineries. It is symbolic of the family's dedication to producing the highest-quality wines. In 1980, Hack and Stella Wilson purchased a 180-acre parcel, which included a golf course, situated on the east side of the Silverado Trail. They also built a country house based on Cape Dutch-style architecture. The Wilson family teamed up with the Terlatos in 2000 for much-needed resources and the goal of enhancing Chimney Rock's reputation. Finally in 2004, the Terlato family assumed sole ownership of Chimney Rock but still crafts unique wines of exceptional quality that show a true sense of place. Elevage Blanc challenges the typical conception of white wines with its age-worthiness and its balanced richness. This wine bursts with spicy tropical fruit aromas and bright citrus flavors, while still possessing a lush mid-palate that is adept at enhancing most every meal.
Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris blend. Deep straw color. Aromas and flavors of apricot, ripe peach, and that intriguing hint of floral interwoven with light caramel and vanilla.