1997 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23
69 Ratings
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69 Ratings
1997 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23

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To experience CASK 23 is to go on a great journey, showing to perfection the greatness of the land from which it comes. CASK 23 is made only in exceptional vintages from the best lots from our S.L.V. ...

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To experience CASK 23 is to go on a great journey, showing to perfection the greatness of the land from which it comes. CASK 23 is made only in exceptional vintages from the best lots from our S.L.V. ...

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    97 is drinking great in 2015. Still has plenty of time left but drinking beautifully now. Tannins have softened and anise is very pronounced on the finish. Soft fruit and a bit of cedar. Awsome wine.

    4 months
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1984 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 94 on Aug-94
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 1992 Vintage) Not unlike the previous wine in structure, but much more classic in its delivery of ripe cherry fruit tinged with notes of cola, caramel and an elusive hint of dried flowers that is the patina of successful bottle aging, this one is maturing now and will peak in the next few years. It gets it points for current drinkability.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 101 on Oct-95
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 1999 Vintage) 89 Points/96 Points How do you spell controversial? With one of the few split scores ever given by Connoisseurs' Guide. Most tasters loved the power, loved the tightly focused black cherry, slightly dried currant fruit, loved the boldness and the way there is a sense of polish developing in the background, loved the structure that promises to keep the wine going for a couple of decades yet. The dissenting voice questions whether the higher alcohol and the slight bit of stalkiness at the edges wi...
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1978 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93