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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23
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Wine Description

(1999 Vintage) Only in meritorious vintages do we choose the most distinctive grapes from S.L.V. and Fay, our two estate vineyards in the Stags Leap District, and use them to create Cask 23, a proprietary red wine blend expressing exceptional elegance. Although S.L.V. and Fay adjoin each other, the two vineyards experience different growing conditions and produce Cabernet Sauvignon grapes with different flavor characteristics. The volcanic soils of S.L.V., of Paris Tasting fame, yield complex, multi-layered Bor...

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  • Robert Parker
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/31/2014
  • Wine Advocate
    (1984 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 94 on Aug-94
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2003 Vintage) There is no shortfall of richness to this very solid, handsomely oaked wine, and it exhibits fine concentration and overall balance. It is not, at this point at least, quite so complex or as well-polished as it sibling above, and it finishes a bit on the dry side with pushy tannins limiting its commendable fruit. If its need for aging is clear, it is never so tough as to need extended time in the cellar, and we would tag it for drinking after some four or five years.
  • Wine Advocate
    (1985 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 84 on Dec-92
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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.