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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23
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(2001 Vintage) "Pouring this wine is like letting a genie out of the bottle: it gets bigger and bigger as the wine’s depth and breadth gradually reveal themselves. In the nose, you’ll notice berries, rosemary, and cardamom, while the palate fills with bright and creamy flavors of black plum, black olive, truffle, even a hint of chocolate-covered cherry. The smooth, very approachable entry reveals a luscious core of fruit down the center, while additional flavors fan out as the wine evolves in the mouth. The ver...

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  • Robert Parker
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/31/2014
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2005 Vintage) Almost sure to raise controversy with its involving aromas of leather, roasted coffee, scorched chocolate and herbs, this unique offering smacks ever so faintly of Syrah and may not fit the fruity Cabernet model, but its complexity is beyond any argument. It is smooth and supple in feel with plenty of palatal weight and a fine sense of polish, and its neatly fit spine of firm structural tannins is precisely the stuff of fine Cabernet. A few years of age should make a good thing better, and it h...
  • 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.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2002 Vintage) 11% Merlot; 8% Cabernet Franc; 4% Malbec; 2% Petit Verdot. The most complex of the Stag's Leap lot, this fascinating effort is simply brimming with ripe cherries and very rich oak and shows intriguing touches of leather, coffee, cocoa and caramel throughout its length. It is fairly full and broad on the palate with fine balance and a mannerly, well-polished feel, and, if a slight touch of last-minute tannin jumps up at its finish, there is no doubt that a few years in bottle with smooth things ou...
  • Wine Advocate
    (1984 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 94 on Aug-94