Opened long before it will actually show its true depth this is still a stunning bundle of black fruit. The oak and cedar overwhelm the bouquet at first, then cassis, blackberry, black cherry, and plum emerge. The palate is rich and creamy with very ripe tannins giving a hint of the longevity this wine possesses. Mint, cigar box and forest floor are beginning to show but many more notes will emerge with time. Lovely wine, classic Napa black fruit. Cabernet with just a dollop of Petite Verdot (5%) and Malbec (2%) for complexity. — 3 days ago
The belle of the ball, what an extraordinary bottle of Napa Cab. I wish we still made them like this one, 12.5% alcohol and beautifully cellared, this wine was really shining. Elegant, balanced, classic and beautiful in every way. With some really interesting wines on the table, we kept going back to this one. I wish more people had the pleasure of tasting aged Cabernet from a benchmark winery like Phelps to experience how great they can be. Thanks, Mom for buying great wine and laying it down for nights like this. — 4 days ago
Vintage 2016 — 10 days ago
Full bodied, dark and inky. Nice spicy and floral aromas. Very luxurious mouthfeel. Dark fruit, graphite, cardamom, roasted coffee beans. In compartment to other 2016 Napa Cabs I’ve tried of this dignity I would hold on to this a few more years if I could. — 22 days ago
What better than drinking a well rounded full bodied Stags’ Leap here in the bush of South Africa??! Okay, got it. No deer here but antilope. But they can sure leap! As this wine did to me 😁. Really enjoyed it. Very rich with the fairly heavy oak foot print fully integrated with the dark red and blue fruit giving it an intriguing ride and a desiring finish for more. — 25 days ago
This 4 year old Napa Chardonnay is starting to drink nicely, but not there yet. Needs at least 5 years in the bottle to mature properly.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry and fruity on the palate with nice complexity.
Showing lemons citrus, oak, vanilla, yellow and green apples, grapefruits, almonds, earth, minerals, and white pepper.
Good by itself and better with food.
A good wine to pair with seafood. A good quality wine.
13.9% alcohol by volume.
90 points. — 15 days ago