Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V.
123 Ratings
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123 Ratings
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V.

Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 1996 Vintage) Dark, ripe and rich - classic Napa Cab. It’s young and tight now, of course, with jammy blackcurrant fruit and sweet oak, and the tannins are finely etched, but firm. Finishes with concentrated blackberry fruit, but dry and raspy right now. The stuffing and balance are there for it to develop into a beautiful wine. — W.E. Wine Enthusiast-92 points

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1986 Vintage) Wine Spectator:  91 points

Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Our favorite bottling of the current line-up from Stag's Leap, the latest S.L.V. is a very deep, genuinely complex Cabernet with a broad sweep of well-ripened fruit upon which is layered lots of cappuccino, cocoa, loam, sweet briar and hints of vanilla. As deeply flavorful as the wine may be, it also earns very high points for its impeccable balance and polish, and, if it is so well put together that it can be enjoyed while in its youth, it strikes us a very serious wine that will continue to evo...