Opens up with floral, strawberry and red berries notes. Upon first taste some strawberry and subtle watermelon, nice acidity going. Medium body and leaning towards the dry spectrum of wines. A bit of a bite at the end but not offensive. Perfect summer wine, had it alongside some fresh ceviche — 5 months ago
What an amazing bottle of wine. Black current, bbq, black pepper, subtle fruit notes. Awesome! — 2 months ago
Gonna miss Wind Gap... — 3 months ago
Mineral and full bdx blend. Great for burger night. — 5 months ago
The only way to get the prior bottle stink off is to burn it off! Definitely the hottest chips I’ve had,
Chard isn’t bad either
Jeb & Parker/lisa 94, but since I found for $30.00 instead of $50.00 from the winery its a 95-96
Planted on the west-facing hillside where the cool Petaluma Gap collides with Sonoma Mountain, this site overlooks a broad sweep of the county from the San Pablo Bay to north Santa Rosa. Our Chardonnay block with an east-west row aspect sits on a sun-drenched, rocky incline at 1000' where fruit yields are naturally limited with small clusters and aromatic fruit.
Whole-cluster pressing, 100% native yeast primary fermentation, 100% wild malolactic fermentation
11 months in low toast, air-dry 3-year-old French oak, 25% new
— 2 months ago
Social distancing FaceTime dinner & wine with friends. It has been too long since we have gotten together. I did not take real-time notes as I normally do.
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars has had up, down & up again periods in their history. However, one thing that I enjoy is the style of their wines after 8-10 plus years in bottle.
For me, the dead giveaway when you taste their wines blind are the beautiful coffee & expresso notes they show.
The body was full round, rich & just lush. Full spectrum of ripe dark fruits. Tobacco, soft leather, gentle graphite, dry top soil, nicely extracted expresso notes, dark & purple flowers. Excellent acidy, elegant, lush, well balanced fruit & earth that persists nicely.
Photos of, Stag’s Leap Winery estate, the swinging ball pendulum in their cellar, event room and tasting bar/room. — 6 months ago