Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

Mira Winery

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Napa Cab in its most inviting form. The color on this wine is medium ruby with a pink rim. The aromas are special: ripe black cherry, oak, and a bouquet of roses. The nose follows the pallet with added hints of vanilla; it is rich, silky with well integrated tannings and a hefty finish. Just gotta love Napa Cab! And see prior notes too... — 14 hours ago

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Clos du Val

Estate Stags Leap District Cabernet Franc 2016

Well this is just lovely. I love Cab Franc as a single varietal - so complex and expressive. Why bury it’s beauty with anything else?? — 8 days ago

Tom, Vanessa and 11 others liked this

Hartwell Vineyards

Estate Grown Merlot 2014

Wanted to celebrate today’s Realm Release, but my inventory is just dwindling thanks to Coronalcoholism, so went with next best thing. This is such a great go-to wine. Full-bodied, great mouthfeel. Could drink this all the time. @Benoit Touquette is a sexy Mfer. — 18 days ago

Rob, Dawn and 10 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Rob, I’ve noticed that my wine cellar is shrinking too. Hugh

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Considered one of the "first growths" of Napa, 98% Cab Sauv, rest Cab Franc. Deep Ruby with big aromas of dark fruit, oak and earthy floral spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, plum and cherry with notes of cedar and espresso. Fine firm tannins, well balanced with lively acidity, long finish ending with fruit, oak and spice, elegant! — 22 days ago

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Ol’ reliable. Great wine.

Baldacci Family Vineyards

Black Label Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix.
This one is gorgeous.

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Nose of blackberries, black plums, black cherries, cedar, spices, vanilla, licorice, eucalyptus, chocolates, tobacco, coke, coffee, leather, black pepper and pencil lead.

Full-bodied, bold and rich, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, vanilla, cedar, licorice, mocha, coke, light earth, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a wonderful Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Showing a great mouthfeel with great complexity.

Still young and will age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Rich and fruit forward. Nicely balanced, smooth, elegant and spicy. The spices hang on well after the long finish.

Delicious right out of the bottle with firm tannins that ease up, as it opens. I gave it a couple of hours in a decanter.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from a Single Vineyard.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

— 15 days ago

Eric, Alex and 27 others liked this

Courtney Benham

Melange du Baum Terroir Expression Series Stags Leap District Red Blend 2016

A staining dark burgundy with ruby highlights and a wide brim. Darkness abounds on the nose with blackberries and stewed plums initially. Toasted oak, slight vanilla, and boysenberry. New leather brings another dimension to this wine. You really should spend some time just smelling this. It’s so clean and just pretty.

A Right Bank blend with mostly Merlot from Stags Leap can be a thing of beauty and this certainly is. I mention oak but this is not over oaked. So much restraint is used here. This isn’t huge and ridiculous and flabby. It eschews all that in favor of a studious and clean wine that focuses more on purity of fruit and proper balance. Not over extracted at all, but rather lush and a bit sensuous.

More leather showing on the palate, along with smoked tobacco and blackberries. Pine nuts, a touch of dried grass and dark chocolate. This has years to go but is drinking just fine right now. A gorgeous little thing.
— 22 days ago

Josh, E and 6 others liked this


Always good reading your reviews! Carefully crafted. Cheers!🍷

Kirkland Signature

Signature Series Stag's Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

$23.99 at Costco, but prefer Black Stallion over this. Tastes young, but good. — 4 days ago

Lindstrom Wines

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Scarecrow winemaker, Ceilia Welch. Black olive, black fruit aromas. Luscious black fruit and spice. Long, velvety finish — 6 days ago

Chad Anderson
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Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Oak but good oak. Needed a decant at 17 years old. A sign of a great wine. Once decanted, it sang so smoothly like Norah Jones. I would like this again. Thank you Lim. — 5 days ago

Kuan Lim
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Love me some Norah

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

S.L.V. Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Happy Cabernet day! Right in its drinking window but no rush. There is a nice violet floral type aroma now. Big lush dark fruit, smoke, slate, and spice.
Let's go Flyers!
— 16 days ago

Ron, Shay and 4 others liked this