Still strong tannins which give structure, but need to mellow. Strong fruit flavors, but with decanting and allowing to breath/open, it improves after 30-40 minutes. Still, should probably not consume for 3-5 years.
I enjoy Stags Leap Cabs as they are usually big, fruit forward, with good concentration and big extraction. That being said, this 2008 Poetry was a little disappointing actually. Acidic, soft fruit and a soft finish not much to mention. Good wine but overpriced. 89.6 points
Dark ruby color turning purple at the rim with a rich, earthy nose of dark fruit, espresso and cocoa. The palate is opulent with a thick, velvety texture and vibrant acidity. The flavors of mocha, tasted vanilla, currant, tobacco and scorched earth blend seamlessly on a layered, supple, and melodious effort. Finishes fragrantly with a hint of leather. Drink now until 2023. 94+
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