Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009: panel tasting results

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High alcohols and uneven quality in the generic-level wines marred what was otherwise a fine tasting, with our experts recommending most wines for good medium-term drinking. See the top 18 Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009 wines here...
Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009, Chimney Rock
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Chimney Rock, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

Chimney Rock, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 18 Yohann Jousselin MS 16.5 David Motion 17
Malted hot chocolate, brambles and oaky black fruits on the nose. Rich, full-bodied, has good weight of fruit and ripe tannins. Imposing but not extracted, has acidity, persistence and an attractive texture.
Price POA Corking Wines
Drink 2014–2025
Alc 14.5%