Red

1997 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • yinha Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 8, 2021 - Enjoyable but not as evolved as I would have expected (nor does it seem to have peaked, though may be on a long and not exciting plateau)

  • Brad Tsai Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 28, 2019 - Great thanksgiving dinner wine. Nice floral on the nose. Color is dark, legs are sticking to the glass.
    Body is big and rich, load of black fruit. You can test the intensity of this wine. Great structure and balance. Long finish. This wine is peakin. Out standing Napa Cabernet Sauvignon!!!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • bestdamncab Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 23, 2019 - Nose of plum, black berry, black cherry, touch of barnyard and forest floor, same on the palate, big body, very tasty, elegant tasting, delicious, mouth filling fruit, rich fruit, at peak drinking, time to enjoy is now if you own it, and a long, flavorful finish and aftertaste, a great Cabernet Sauvignon that is worth the money.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Alongfield wrote: 91 points

    May 11, 2019 - The cork looked fine after foil removal but disintegrated upon extraction. Rich in color and slightly past due plums on the nose. The flavor improved over time, lacked the expected richness. Still quite enjoyable but probably was more so a couple years ago.

  • dmodguy wrote: 93 points

    March 8, 2018 - I don’t know how they figured the drinking window. I’m saying 2020 is more likely. My bottle was bought fresh on release and stored right but it is not at the end of life. I didn’t decant and as said previously it was improved after being open an hour. I had it with lamb shank and that was a perfect match.

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 1997 Napa Valley Cabernets (Sep 2017), 9/1/2017 (link)

    (Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Cask 23 Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/12/2002 (link)

    (Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/12/2002 (link)

    (Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

    (Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cask #23 Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/22/2004 (link) 81 points

    (Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23) Vanilla, oaky nose with deviled egg and sulfur; hot, cherry palate with dry tannins and high alcohol; short tannic finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Cask 23
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • UPC Code 088593850059

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 476 (66%)
  • Consumed 243 (34%)

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