Wine Profile:

Varietal:                               Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation:                         Stags Leap District

Varietal Composition:      Cabernet Sauvignon,  Merlot,
                                       Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Alcohol Content:               14.1%
2001 Chimney Rock, Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes:
For The Distinctive Epicurean and Wine Enthusiast
Chef   & Vintner
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Wine Maker:

Elizabeth Vianna attributes her career in wine making
to a glass of 1985  Sociando Mallet, which she
enjoyed at a pre-auction tasting at Christie's in NY.  A
biology major Vassar college, Elizabeth was originally
on the pre/medical tract.  She fell in love with wine as a
consumer while living in NYC, working as a clinical
toxicologist at NY hospital-Cornell medical center.  Her
strong science background and sudden infatuation
with wine propelled her to apply to the University of
California-Davis, and it's renowned wine making
program instead of medical school.  .

without success.  Vianna first became familiar with the
Chimney Rock wine making program in 1999.  
Working as a harvest intern while completing her
master's degree in Oenology at UC Davis upon
graduation she first became an oenologist at Napa
Wine Company and was soon named assistant wine
Friends and family attempted an intervention, but
maker there, where she worked directly with many of
regions, top wine makers.  Vianna was named to the
position of assistant wine maker at Chimney Rock in
February 2002 and advanced to the position of
winemaker in January of 2005
Elizabeth Vianna
Tasting Notes:
Color:          Deep ruby red

Aroma:        Blackberry, cassis with subtle
notes of vanilla, cedar and spice.

Flavor:        This wine is about elegance and
finesse over power. Lush black cherry and
cassis are balanced by hints of cocoa and
vanilla.
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