Chimney Rock Winery

Tomahawk Vineyard Unfiltered
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 36
Vintage

2015

Chimney Rock Winery

Tomahawk Vineyard Unfiltered

Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • A selection from our Tomahawk Vineyard, the flagship single vineyard of our estate
  • Experimental techniques used to create this wine include optical sorting and barrel fermention
  • Exemplifies the balance of power and grace for which the Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is known
  • This unique barrel selection is unfiltered and handcrafted using sustainable farming methods

Tomahawk Vineyard is a small group of vines that is the pinnacle of Chimney Rock estate in Stags Leap District. Planted in 2002, this vineyard has stunned everyone from the very beginning with its intense, massively complex fruit. Compelling, multi-layered and elegant, this wine always displays the signature lush mid-palate and lengthy finish that is the hallmark of Chimney Rock. Tomahawk Vineyard is a tribute to the resilient native Wappo Indians that once inhabited the Napa Valley, and helped give Stags Leap District its distinctive name. At Chimney Rock, we celebrate the singularity of this vineyard, spending significant time and resources nurturing the vines to grow the most beautiful fruit possible. The 2015 Tomahawk Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in very limited quantities and it celebrates the ultimate expression of Cabernet Sauvignon.


Wine Facts

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

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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