WOW normally don’t love Chardonnay but this is a very light, drinkable wine. Apricot and grapefruit with a light oak finish.
TJ 2020 — a day ago
Medium ruby with little cherry red flecks. Distinctively Stags Leap with notes of fresh cut violets, red cherries, and leather upfront. Some baking spice and deep dark chocolate, as well. First things first, this is way too young to open. You’re looking at around another decade before you have to start worrying but it’s still promising and pleasant right now. As huge and typical as it threatens to be, it never goes off the deep end. It retains that smoothness and lack of blinding acidity that so many other big Napa Cabs live and die by. Even at this age, it’s an approachable Cab with an hour of decanting. On the palate there’s plenty of nutmeg, dried red cherry, and blackberries. Menthol, vanilla cream, and more leather shine here. Hold this if you can but it’s still really nice right now. — 10 days ago
Founded in 1970 and considered one of the "first growths" of Napa Valley, SLWC produces renowned Wines from its historic Stags Leap District estate vineyards. Pale lemon with green edges, aromas of citrus and earthy herb. On the palate orange and grapefruit flavors with grassy tones, crisp and fresh. Good mouthfeel medium finish ending with lively acidity. — 18 days ago
Great dry Rose wine from Cabernet grapes. Great day drinking wine with charcuterie plates. — 5 days ago
Stags Leap Manor, as it was called in the 1920s, was known as one of the prominent country retreats in the Napa Valley at a time when resort and spa business was big. Pale lemon stone fruit and citrus aromas and toasty yeasty notes. On the palate melon, pineapple and pear, fresh & crisp with notes of oak, a bit creamy. Long finish with wet stone and mineral character, well balanced, stays crisp on ending. Nice! — 17 days ago
2 hour decant (lots of chunky sediment). A triumphant inky dark ruby red with just a little bricking. Wow!......Buckle your seat belts for this Stags Leap "iron fist in a velvet glove" wine!! On the nose: BIG nose with creme brulee, currants, red fruit, touch of smokey bbq. Taste: velvety mix of red/blue fruit, chocolate espresso, pencil lead, and currants. Some slightly grippy tannins slide into a spicy tart cherry long finish. What a treat to drink this Sat. night. — 11 days ago