Chimney Rock | Cabernet Sauvignon | Arrowhead | 2014
We could drink this wine all day (if we had enough of it)! This 2014 Arrowhead from Chimney Rock Winery was part of our first shipment as wine members (yes we loved it so much on our visit to Napa that we visited twice during the trip and joined the club). This wine is made of 100% cabernet sauvignon grapes from the Arrowhead vineyard.
Appearance: Dark, deep purple color, medium-heavy body
Nose: Hints of plum, licorice and dried fig, with honey showing through as the wine sit in the glass
Taste: Dark fruits, Cherry, Cola, Vanilla, and just a hint of licorice
Origin: Stags Leap District in Napa, California, USA
Food Pairing: Barbeque ribs! (see below for our simple recipe)
If you were to travel in time to Napa Valley thousands of years ago and you found yourself on the land that is now Chimney Rock you would likely catch a glimpse of the Wappo Indians camouflaged in the hills above, hunting for their subsistence in the sites which are now known as Arrowhead and Tomahawk Vineyard. They were one with the land and we try to emulate their respect and reverence for nature in everything we do. It was in their honor that these vineyards were named.
The gentle slope of Arrowhead vineyard is just a few feet north of our acclaimed Tomahawk vineyard. In character this wine is as brave as the people who once inhabited this land: bright and bold, persistent and memorable. Enjoy this spirited ode to our history. – Chimney Rock
We cooked up bbq ribs, grilled asparagus, and grilled corn as our 4th of July meal to pair with the Arrowhead. The ribs only took 20 minutes (15 minutes cook time, 5 minutes prep time).
Ribs recipe (serves 2):
Rub both sides of the ribs with Kansas dry rub, chili powder, ginger powder and a dash of chipotle sea salt. Add 3/4 of water to the pressure cooker, add the ribs, and cook for only 15 minutes for extremely tender, perfectly cooked ribs. Optional: Broil under high heat in the oven for another 4 minutes each side for some added char.