Purple and dark fruits, not much tannins. Easy drinking. Very interesting pairing with fried eggplant/cheesy grits. Jammy vs spicy. A fun ride. — 16 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. — 15 days ago
Wow, delicious. Rolls of the tongue beautifully. — 9 days ago
Color of dark purple, quite inky. Nose of dark fruits, plum, currants, aldehyde, crayon, medicinal strawberry syrup, spicy alcohol in the nasal cavity, spice of leather, and hint of honey note. Taste follows the nose with addition of mellow tannins, cherry, vanilla, and a bit smoky feature. Aftertaste is medium long with warm alcohol in the throat. Pretty silky and tasty. — 17 days ago
They did it again. This wine just inches out the Alpenglow rose with perfectly balanced acidity, but this time with even more fruit flavors. The St. Vincent has finesse and elegence that leaves no doubt about its quality. — 14 days ago
Outstanding value. This is acidic and tropical. Huge amount of flavor with some stone fruit, tart apple, not much grass at all, but well balanced. Margerum’s wines were some of my first in exploring SB terroir and this one reminds me of the excellence he had at wine cask. — 15 days ago