What a nice surprise. I've held these since I got them from the winery. Was not sure how they'd be. Nice red to garnet color, medium body. Lots of fruit, but not overwhelming. Very balanced, with lots of layering in the mouth. Tannins fully integrated. Excellent long finish. Reminded me of a Bordeaux.
Drinking quite nicely right now, and will be at its peak in another 6 to 9 months. Great expression of Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon fruit: dry, velvety tannins, with a heavy dose of dark fruit, and a hearty hint of casis. Yum!
Drinking beautifully - my wife and I both loved it by itself right out of the bottle. Very balanced with mellow tannins, a nice finish, and still plenty of great dark fruit. Great QPR. Wish I had more but recommend drinking now because I believe it's at it's peak.
Started off with a busted cork that I ultimately had to push through. A disappointing start for a bottle that was just above that. Not nearly the fruit of past bottles, the last of which I had three years ago and my final bottle of six bottles. Might have been better with food. Did start to show signs with some nice fruit after a couple hours in the glass.
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