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134 Ratings
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V.
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Wine Details

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 2002 Vintage) During this wine’s youth, we suggest coaxing its aromatics and flavors to the fore by gently swirling it in the glass, to increase the exposure to oxygen. Swirl and then savor the welcoming scents of dried rose petals, smoke, and sandalwood, followed by hints of green olive, date, black pepper, and cedar. This rich array is echoed in the mouth, which fills with flavors of vanilla, olives, sandalwood, and black cherry. The wine’s complexity continues to unfold as the finish slowly, gracefully rece...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 96 on Dec-94
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/03