PnP’d. Inky color. Pretty one dimensional but deep and chewy. Dark fruit and ample baking spices with some oak. Very young obviously and needs like a decade plus in the cellar. — 21 days ago
50% Refosco 50% Schioppettino
In great shape
It needs time to open up
Yes, you can tell the warm vintage, but hasn't lost a bit of its refosco balsamic freshness.
Plus the schioppettino has added its layers
Incense is so intense that i am afraid it might put off some unexperienced drinkers.
It explodes in the mouth and stays quite long
Long persistent memories of a forest undergrowth and balsamic licorice keep staying with you for a while — 17 hours ago
Strip steak, sweet potato, olive bread and this wine a perfect combination. — 25 days ago
Here’s an incredibly approachable, succulent, and delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Malbec from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Napa Valley, California.
We enjoyed sipping this wine while participating in a virtual wine tasting with Assistant Winemaker Luis Contreras, who provided context behind this wine’s beautiful label.
He explained that in 1970’s there were more than 35 vineyard workers who worked the land at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. Some stayed and others left to become winemakers and/or vineyard owners of their own.
They all left an indelible handprint on the trajectory of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and this label pays tribute to them and their influence on the success of Stag’s Leap. The label was inspired by the real-life plaques created with these individuals’ handprints on French Limestone which remain on the walls of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars to this day.
This wine is medium purple. Very fruit-forward with ripe blackberry, black currant, and boysenberry, also anise, dark chocolate, vanilla, nutmeg, and clove. It has balance with a good amount of acidity to complement the ripe fruit characteristics and higher alcohol (14.3% ABV). It has smooth tannins. It is ready to drink now.
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Hands of Time, Napa Valley, Red Blend, 2017, 14.3% ABV. — 13 days ago
I wasn’t expecting much from this bottle. $32 on the wine list that included only 3 reds. Very few places in Texas allow outside bottles so we didn’t have many options (3). — 15 days ago
Dark ruby, almost inky in color, with a short reddish rim.
Very fruity nose of blackberries, cooked cherries, cedar, cooked plums, figs, raisins, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, cola, light earth, pencil lead and coffee.
Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long long legs.
Extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, black cherries, raisins, figs, cedar, spices, licorice, peppercorn, cocoa, mocha, coffee and tobacco.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This 7 year old red blend from Napa Valley is delicious now. Drinking very nicely right out of the bottle, and way better after 4 hours in the decanter.
Rich and extracted with a great mouthfeel. Would age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.
I had this vintage a couple of years ago, and this time it is so much better.
Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.
Showing great complexity, but very fruity right now, and might be too much for some.
I paired it with cheeses and crackers.
15.5% alcohol by volume.
$75. — 10 days ago