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87 Ratings
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23
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Winemaker's Notes

"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...

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 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
    (From 1985 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 84 on Dec-92
  • 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
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1992 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/04.