Stag's Leap - Cask 23 - Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley

96 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
97 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
97 points - The Wine Advocate
Stag's Leap - Cask 23 - Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley - 2018 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Stag's Leap - Cask 23 - Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley

96 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
97 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
97 points - The Wine Advocate
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Stag's Leap - Cask 23 - Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley

Stag's Leap Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon is a premium wine produced in the Napa Valley region of California. This wine is made from the finest Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which are carefully selected and aged in oak barrels to create a rich and complex flavour profile.

The taste profile of this wine is characterised by its deep, dark colour and intense aromas of blackberry, cassis, and vanilla. On the palate, it is full-bodied and rich, with flavours of dark fruit, chocolate, and spice. The tannins are firm and well-structured, providing a long and satisfying finish.

The history of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars dates back to 1970 when the winery was founded by Warren Winiarski. The winery quickly gained a reputation for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world, winning the famous Judgment of Paris wine competition in 1976.

Stag's Leap Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that is best enjoyed with a hearty meal, such as a steak or roast beef. It is also a great wine to enjoy on its own, sipped slowly and savoured. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or simply looking for a special bottle to celebrate a special occasion, Stag's Leap Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that is sure to impress.

Approximately 10% of the wine that went into the 2019 Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon was barrel fermented, so expect experimentation in that area to continue. The wine is a terrific example of this cuvée, offering tantalizing floral aromas set against a backdrop of ripe cherries and black cherries. It's medium to full-bodied, intense, rich and ripe, yet still silky and elegant, with a vibrant, mouthwatering finish.
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 reveals more oak on the nose, but is a much deeper, richer, fuller wine than the S.L.V. Dense ruby/purple to the rim, beautiful blackberry and cassis fruit, cedar wood, toast and earth jump from the glass. Full-bodied and layered, but with nothing out of balance, this is probably the strongest Cask 23 since the glory years of the mid-80s. Look for this wine to drink well young, yet age effortlessly for 25 years.
The terrific 2018 Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon leans a bit more heavily on the Fay Vineyard (the 2019 includes a bit more S.L.V.). It's medium to full-bodied, supple, silky, and elegant yet still possesses enough richness to evolve for the next two decades. From the stunning, slightly lifted aromas of violets, cherries and cassis to the long, dusty finish, this exudes class all the way.
The 2017 Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon is very deep purple black coloured with pronounced notes of crème de cassis, mocha, plum preserves, and unsmoked cigars with touches of dried herbs, fragrant soil, and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a great intensity of ripe black fruit and grainy tannins with just enough freshness and a long, slightly chewy finish.
The deep purple black coloured barrel sample of 2016 Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon features compelling, youthful notes of freshly crushed red and black currants, black cherries, kirsch, and mocha with nuances of Marmite toast, roasted nuts, underbrush, and truffles. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a very firm frame of super ripe tannins supporting the multi-layered flavours, finishing on an epically long, lingering fragrant earth note. Beautiful.
Dusty and earthy, this is a memorable wine from the great estate. Cedar, compost, tobacco and stemmy fruit embrace a core of sturdy, supple tannin and well-integrated oak. Hints of baking spice, cardamom and clove add complexity, with high-toned acidity always brimming just below the surface.
Type:
Red
Country:
USA
Region:
California
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Producer:
Stags Leap Wine Cellars
Grapes/Blend:
Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV:
14.5%
Pairing Sugesstions:
Beef, Lamb, Venison, Game Birds, Blue Cheese, Cheddar

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Stags Leap Wine Cellars

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is a renowned winery located in the heart of Napa Valley, California. The winery was established in 1970 by Warren Winiarski, who was inspired...

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is a renowned winery located in the heart of Napa Valley, California. The winery was established in 1970 by Warren Winiarski, who was inspired by the unique terroir of the region. The winery is named after the Stags Leap District, which is known for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon.

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is known for its commitment to producing high-quality wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region. The winery uses sustainable farming practices and hand-harvests its grapes to ensure that only the best fruit is used in its wines.

The winery produces a range of wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. The Cabernet Sauvignon is the winery's flagship wine and is known for its rich, complex flavours and aromas of blackberry, cassis, and vanilla. The Merlot is also highly regarded and is known for its soft, velvety texture and flavors of black cherry and plum.

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars has a rich history and has been recognised for its exceptional wines. In 1976, the winery's 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon won the famous Judgment of Paris blind tasting, which put California wines on the map and established the region as a world-class wine producer.

Today, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars continues to produce exceptional wines that are highly sought after by wine enthusiasts around the world. The winery's commitment to quality and sustainability has earned it a reputation as one of the top wineries in Napa Valley and beyond.

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California is a region that is well-known for its wine production. The state has a long history of wine production, dating back to the 18th century when Spanish...

California is a region that is well-known for its wine production. The state has a long history of wine production, dating back to the 18th century when Spanish missionaries first planted grapevines in the area. Today, California is home to some of the most famous wine producers in the world, including Napa Valley and Sonoma County.

One of the most well-known wine producers in California is Robert Mondavi Winery. Founded in 1966, the winery is located in the heart of Napa Valley and is known for its high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Robert Mondavi Winery is also known for its commitment to sustainability, using environmentally friendly practices in its vineyards and winemaking processes.

Another famous wine producer in California is Opus One Winery. Founded in 1979 by Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Opus One is located in Napa Valley and is known for its Bordeaux-style blends. The winery uses a combination of traditional and modern winemaking techniques to produce its high-quality wines.

In addition to these famous wine producers, California is also home to a number of smaller, boutique wineries. One such winery is Kistler Vineyards, located in Sonoma County. Kistler Vineyards is known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which are made using traditional winemaking techniques and aged in French oak barrels.

Moving on to spirits, California is also home to a number of famous distilleries. One such distillery is St. George Spirits, located in Alameda. St. George Spirits is known for its artisanal spirits, including gin, vodka, and absinthe. The distillery uses a combination of traditional and modern techniques to produce its high-quality spirits.

Another famous distillery in California is Anchor Distilling Company, located in San Francisco. Anchor Distilling Company is known for its Old Potrero Rye Whiskey, which is made using traditional methods and aged in oak barrels. The distillery also produces a number of other spirits, including gin, vodka, and rum.

Overall, California is a region that is known for its high-quality wine and spirits production. Whether you are looking for a famous wine producer like Robert Mondavi Winery or a smaller, boutique winery like Kistler Vineyards, California has something to offer for every wine lover. Similarly, if you are a spirits enthusiast, you can't go wrong with a visit to St. George Spirits or Anchor Distilling Company.

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Napa Valley

Napa Valley is a world-renowned wine region located in California, USA. The region has a rich history of winemaking dating back to the 19th century when European immigrants...

Napa Valley is a world-renowned wine region located in California, USA. The region has a rich history of winemaking dating back to the 19th century when European immigrants first settled in the area. Today, Napa Valley is home to over 400 wineries, producing some of the finest wines in the world.

The style of production in Napa Valley is heavily influenced by the region's unique climate and soil. The warm, sunny days and cool nights create the perfect conditions for growing grapes with intense flavors and aromas. The region is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, which is often described as rich, full-bodied, and complex. Other popular varietals include Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot Noir.

Napa Valley is also known for its commitment to sustainable and organic farming practices. Many wineries in the region have adopted these practices to ensure the long-term health of the land and the quality of the wine produced.

Some of the top wineries in Napa Valley include:

1. Opus One - This iconic winery was founded in 1979 by Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild. The winery produces a Bordeaux-style blend that is highly sought after by collectors around the world.

2. Screaming Eagle - This boutique winery produces some of the most expensive wines in the world. Their Cabernet Sauvignon is highly sought after and often sells for thousands of dollars per bottle.

3. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars - This winery gained international recognition in 1976 when their Cabernet Sauvignon beat out several top French wines in a blind tasting known as the "Judgment of Paris."

4. Silver Oak Cellars - This family-owned winery is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, which is aged in American oak barrels for over two years before release.

5. Cakebread Cellars - This winery is known for its Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as its commitment to sustainable farming practices.

Overall, Napa Valley is a must-visit destination for wine lovers around the world. With its rich history, commitment to quality, and stunning scenery, it's no wonder that Napa Valley wines are some of the most highly sought after in the world.

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