Intense fruit driven front palate with rich black cherry and cocoa flavors. Long silky finish with classic Stags Leap District silky tannins. The 2003 Elevage is not shy; in fact, it continues to show just how extroverted the fruit from our vineyards can be! The silky, luscious trademark of the Stags Leap District is the ethereal soft tannin and Elevage certainly showcases this characteristic. -Winery
"The 2003 vintage displays the exemplary Cabernet Sauvignon style for which the Stags Leap District is famous. A deeply hued garnet, it has an intense black fruit bouquet with rich vanilla notes. This plush wine coats the palate, exuding blackberry and black cherry flavors with hints of smoke. The velvety tannins are seamlessly integrated, making it suitable for a meal or simply by itself. This wine is ready to drink now, though it will continue to develop with bottle age." -Winery
DecanterRating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Pronounced fruit intensity, ripe and expressive. Full bodied, good length and long finish. Drink 2009-12.