Stags' Leap Winery

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Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Decanted for 90min; consumed over 4 hours. This was very Bordeaux-like with cassis, dark cherry, tobacco and forest floor. Medium-bodied. Great structure. Not super deep but classic and almost even rustic in some ways. Very good. If I was holding onto these, I would plan to drink sooner than later. I should note, this was a 1.5L bottle. — 8 days ago

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Not many others showed restraint and medium body in ‘00s. Nice wine


Estate Grown Block 3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Deep ruby. Pungent nose. Funky on first sniff, but man o man the taste profile was incredible. Mellowed as the night wore on. Fruit was lush and polished. Yum. — 17 hours ago

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Robert Sinskey Vineyards

Los Carneros Pinot Gris 2013

Lemon and bergamot with melon and almonds. Bright acidity with texture. Still youthful and yet older than my son — 5 days ago

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Poetry Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Beautiful! Black and red fruits, fig and just the right note of minerals. Feels very smooth in the mouth with a silky texture and nice finish. So happy I have more bottles of this vintage — 13 days ago


5500 SLD Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

2012,2013,2014,2015 5500 SLD and 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 OV/SL. They were all superb. Maybe my favorite of all was the 2013 5500, but each was gorgeous in its own right. Just lovely wines and impossible to go wrong with any of them. — 5 days ago

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These wines need time I think @Eric LaMasters and they will get even better - I am just so happy for you and sad for me - actually balling my eyes out / i am sick from this tasting - 😭😭

Brilliant Mistake Wines

Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Trying to jam in as many date-nights as I can!
Like my wife, this wine is a stunner. Lovely notes of chocolate and olives on the nose. Palate is lithe and dense. Displays hard candy, black fruits. Rich underripe tannins are joined with bold acidity. Delicate oak treatment, along with a “sense of place,” concludes what is a complete package.
— 22 days ago

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@Ron R Ron life is good Cheers 🍷
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Estate Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

Juicy, Berry, fruit bomb. Perfect accompaniment to local farm raised beef in Gatlinburg grilled at our 5 star cabin — 7 days ago

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Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Impenetrably dark and brooding with a slight ruby core. Very pleasant nose of cocoa, old licorice, black cherries, and tobacco. This baby works very hard to not let the oak dominate everything going on here and succeeds. Interesting juxtaposition with this. Big and bold, of course but also a bit subtle and graceful. Firm tannins and just enough acid. The fruit is the star of the show. Beautiful notes of red and blue fruits and tons of herbs. This is too early to open this and now I’m wondering what this fruit will be like a few more years down the road. — 13 days ago

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@Willie Carter Willie another good post Cheers 🍷


A winner from your notes Enjoy!🍷
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@Trixie @P A You two really are the best

Realm Cellars

Moonracer Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

2-hour decant, which was much needed, as it was too tight upon opening. Gobs of black fruit, balanced cedar and graphite. A long life ahead of this powerhouse. — 20 days ago

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Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Well, it's still big.
This wine will never be the 2001 vintage. The critics got it wrong. The fruit was raipur and the lines are a bit more stewed fruit and harder with alcohol.
Maybe my palate is become more Euro or maybe I'm just spoiled.
— 12 days ago