Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2012

December for my family is filled with special occasions; birthdays, anniversaries, concerts and holiday gatherings with friends and family.  All these celebrations call for special wines and this wine is definitely a special wine.  As stated from the label this wine comes from the famous Stags Leap District in Napa.  Famous for some of the best Cabernets in the world.  Strawberry jam with notes of vanilla greet you upon initial smell and taste.  The traditional Cabernet oak overtones are very subtle with this selection.  There are notes of Licorice as well.  This wine has good balance from beginning to end, making it perfect for just drinking and enjoying or paired with food.  We enjoyed this bottle with prime rib and Yorkshire pudding.  For optimum enjoyment, allow to breath at least an hour or two.  We used our Aervana electric wine aerator and it was ready to drink in about ½ hour.   I give this wine 5 glasses.  Another spectacular wine for special occasions.

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My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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