Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

S.L.V. Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

It’s hard to argue with the clearance menu asking price of $90 a bottle at a bar and grill kitchen establishment. Big fruit but well balanced overall - definitely outshone by the 2014 Silver Oak, though. — 17 days ago

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Distinguished Vineyards Battuelo Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Last night, a buddy of mine who’s a Disabled Veteran and Registered Architect, announced that he was assuming control of a SDVOSB Architecture firm. He had spent the better part of a year of trying to reach a purchase agreement. So it was an evening of celebration. He’s been a Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars fan for some time and he planned to pull the cork on a few bottles. We had a couple of rando bottles too but all were California Cabernet Sauvignon. The last of the group and third SLWC bottle from the 2014 vintage. To my palate, distinctively different than the previous two which had much more in common but make no mistake, this is still very good. Lush and shamelessly approachable. I think this is only available to SLWC club members but not 100% sure. — a month ago

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Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Nice cab. Needs to open up a little at first, but smooth tasty drinking — 9 days ago

Alex Bardașu
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Stags' Leap Winery

The Leap Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

A blend of 92% Cab Sauv, 6% Petite Sirah & 2% Petit Verdot, aged in 50% new French oak for 20 months. Deep Garnet with purple edges, aromas of dark fruits, oak and spice. On the palate plum, blackberry, currants, cacao and sweet spice. Full-bodied, tight with layers of fine soft tannins on a long finish ending with fruit and oak, very pleasant. — 12 days ago

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Winemakers Series Soda Canyon Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Soda Canyon vineyard in Atlas Peak AVA. Very bold and intense with wild sage and dark berries. Deep ruby color, full body and big tannins. More earthy and herbaceous than fruity. Crushed rocks, betel leafs and undertone of dried black fruits. It did develop overtime and get more complexed the longer it breathed. — 10 days ago

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Awesome - not familiar with this.
Yen Boubel

Yen Boubel

@Ryan Vento it’s not distributed or as popular as the Fay and SLV ones. It’s been more palatable now compared to when I first tasted it 5-6 months ago.

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Heart of Fay Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Last night, a buddy of mine who’s a Disabled Veteran and Registered Architect, announced that he was assuming control of a SDVOSB Architecture firm. He had spent the better part of a year of trying to reach a purchase agreement. So it was an evening of celebration. He’s been a Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars fan for some time and he planned to pull the cork on a few bottles. We had a couple of rando bottles too but all were California Cabernet Sauvignon. This was the opening salvo and a very good one at that. Perfumed, lush, velvety fruit with lovely structure. Hugely quaffable and already drinking very well with a short decant but I think this is pretty characteristic of the 2014 vintage. — a month ago

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Heitz Cellar

Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1978

Shay A
9.6

Yesterday’s Wednesday Wine Committee lunch. Normal format of 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind.

Magical. Pristine. Jaw dropping how this is drinking now at 41yrs. So much life left here and the fruit is still so clean and vibrant. Soft black cherries, plum, fig, Andes mint and sweet tobacco aromatics. Dusty to the core with more Andes chocolate mint, sandalwood, and underripe red fruits. Screams Bordeaux except for the finish showing a touch of sweetness. Incredible stuff. I called this late ‘80s Napa Cab.
— 15 days ago

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Fay Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

A really nice, well balanced cab. Had it with a big steak and the wine was amazing. Amazing fruit taste and a wonderful aroma. — 18 days ago

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Cask 23 Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Last night, a buddy of mine who’s a Disabled Veteran and Registered Architect, announced that he was assuming control of a SDVOSB Architecture firm. He had spent the better part of a year of trying to reach a purchase agreement. So it was an evening of celebration. He’s been a Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars fan for some time and he planned to pull the cork on a few bottles. We had a couple of rando bottles too but all were California Cabernet Sauvignon. To my palate, this was clearly the WOTN. It was positively bursting with character. It reminded me of the Heart of Fay that we began the evening with but it was dialed up a couple notches and just had a richness and sophistication about it that indicated its pedigree. I’m still not positive that it’s worth the tariff but it is undeniably really freaking good wine. FWIW, this saw a 30-min decant. — a month ago

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Cliff Lede

Beautiful Generation Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

In magnum..luv the foil cap..."it goes to eleven". 1 hour decant (little sediment). A transfixing inky red color. On the nose: blue fruit, floral, cassis, black fruit. Taste: BlackBerry, graphite, minerals, smoke..semi firm tannins and a plush mouthfeel lead to a med- long finish...has more time to go. From the Rock Block series..names diff blocks for his favorite songs or albums. — 13 days ago

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