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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V.
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Wine Description

(From 1996 Vintage) Dark, ripe and rich - classic Napa Cab. It’s young and tight now, of course, with jammy blackcurrant fruit and sweet oak, and the tannins are finely etched, but firm. Finishes with concentrated blackberry fruit, but dry and raspy right now. The stuffing and balance are there for it to develop into a beautiful wine. — W.E. Wine Enthusiast-92 points

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1986 Vintage) Wine Spectator:  91 points

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/17/2010
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2002 Vintage) A touch less herbal and a little richer in sweet oak spice than its sibling from the Fay Vineyard, this bottling shares a certain familial plumpness and palatal suppleness nonetheless. It juxtaposes lots of ripe cherries and deep, cassis-like fruit with elements of milk chocolate, vanilla and cream-sweetened coffee in its very long and nicely layered flavors. It is bound to tempt early drinking owing to its obvious polish, but its stuffing and essential structure insure that it will hold up nicel...
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2002 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 96 on Dec-94
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/03