Soft nose of ripe dark red/blue fruit, oak, and a mysteriously fragrant spice/floral/tobacco note. Soft again on entry,with dark fruit and wet earth, and flavors of dark chocolate shavings that finish with fine-grain tannins coating the tongue.
I never thought that these fruit-forward wines would do well in the cellar, but I was surprised that this cabernet hung on to its pedigree after 7 years in the bottle. Dense dark berry fruit, cassis and still sporting some fine tannin.
A solid 91 pt effort from an iconic Cali producer. Dark purple in the decanter this paired wonderfully with grilled strip steaks. Jus the right amount of fruit and tannins to match the medium rare meat. A nice wine for a special Saturday night on Satuday Pond Maine with family.
(from memory) Dark purple, rich and deep nose of black currant, tobacco, plum and earth, tight on the attack, followed by spicy red and black fruits, tannins and mocha, finish is suave but a bit thin and disjointed
Drank with friends for dinner. One of the 15 succulent, delicious Napa Valley Stag's Leap appellation Cab's I like so much. Dark red. Nose of plum and earth. Plum & dark cherry flavor with a hint of chocolate and a wonderful chewy mouth feel. Well balanced firm tannins plus a bit of spice and a long finish. This is drinking nicely now but the prominence of tannin indicates this will improve with another 2-3 years time - so I will hold my remaining 3 bottles for a while.
This wine is still a little on the young side exposing a solid fruit core yet bolstered by a wall of tannin. It was opened and left in the bottle for two hours before we approached it. Lay it down for a few more years why don't you.
Classic Stag's Leap. Drinking young right now, and only got better over the 2 hours we had it open. Typical Napa Cab flavor profile: cherry, vanilla, currant, some blackberry, and earthiness. Nothing too complex, but good mouthfeel, soft round slightly green tannins. Overall, a solid Napa Cab, but probably not worth the price.
Cherried crimson in color with aromas of blackcherry velvet and currant. Medium body with luscious velvety tannins. This is an elegant vintage with flavors of earth, mocha, cherry, and currant. The finish is long and savory. This bottle was tasted 24hrs after it was opened.