Chimney Rock Winery

Tomahawk Vineyard Tete de Cuvée Unfiltered
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 153
Vintage

2010

Chimney Rock Winery

Tomahawk Vineyard Tete de Cuvée Unfiltered

Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

5 cases produced

Chimney Rock Winemaker Elizabeth Vianna took the unfiltered approach in creating her offering for Premiere Napa Valley 2012. Chimney Rock is known for preserving the beauty of the Stags Leap District appellation fruit by producing 100% estate-grown wines that are never fined. This lot is Elizabeth’s personal favorite barrel of Cabernet from the superb Tomahawk Vineyard, located in the southern portion of Chimney Rock's Stags Leap Estate. Elizabeth takes her artisan winemaking to a new level of purity with this wine, leaving it in its rugged, voluptuous form by bottling it without filtration. Enjoy the power and grace of this extraordinary five-case creation.


Aging Process

18 months in Frecn Oak Barrels

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.65
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Elizabeth Vianna

Winemaker, Chimney Rock Winery

Winemaker, Elizabeth Vianna

My experience as a winemaker began with two wonderful internships, the first at Trefethen Vineyards and the second at Chimney Rock Winery, more than a decade ago. I then went on to Napa Wine Company for a few years as lab director and assistant winemaker, where I learned much from some amazing winemakers in this valley. I was fortunate enough to work closely with Heidi Barret, Celia Macyzek, Erin Green and Pam Starr, among many other inspiring women in wine. I then returned to Chimney Rock as assistant winemaker in 2002 and was eventually promoted to winemaker.

Country born: Brazil

Education: Masters degree in enology U.C. Davis

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Honors / Awards:
Commencement speaker, University of California-Davis School of Graduate Studies, 2009

Winemaking Philosophy:
My goal is to create wines with great texture and to have those wines represent the vineyards from which they are born. The tactile experience is just as important as the aroma and flavor. More specifically, my goal as winemaker at Chimney Rock is to highlight and honor the strengths of the amazing Cabernet we grow in Stags Leap District.

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