Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

Odette

Estate Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Shay A
9.5

Finally getting around to posting Day 5 in Napa, our final day. 5 years in a row visiting...hope to make it 6 next year!

A wonderful wine, with room for score improvement over the next few years. Signature SLD to me. Mocha, dark cocoa, blackberry pie and a streak of ripe/rich red fruit down the middle. Dusty. Cinnamon and baking spice finish. Very good.
— 12 days ago

David, Eric and 34 others liked this
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@Clive McNish : This was my first Odette, so I’m not able to compare. It’s certainly an awesome wine. I’ll have to grab a ‘15 soon so that I can try.
Clive McNish

Clive McNish

@Shay A I went 9.8 on the ‘15 it was outstanding, well worth a taste if you can find it.
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@Clive McNish : Wish I could have gotten them to open a Reserve. Seems impressive.

Cliff Lede

Landslide Fire Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

This is a fantastic bottle of wine. Sorry to say it’s my last one. — 4 days ago

Eric, David and 1 other liked this

Reynolds Family Winery

Reserve Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Shay A
9.4

I thought this was wonderful, and drinking in a prime window. Hard to imagine drinking this younger though and it’s dense. A lot of dark ripe fruit on the nose...blackberry and blueberry with cocoa and nutmeg. There is a slate note on the palate with dusty chocolate and baked fig. Pulls back before it turns hedonistic like. Delicious. — 22 days ago

Dick, James and 23 others liked this

Bevan Cellars

Wildfoote Vineyard Vixen Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Shay A
9.6

Day 3 in Napa in the books! Running a day behind on notes...Napa time runs slow AND fast!

They are pulling this near Shafer’s Hillside Select block. Chocolate all over. Chocolate covered strawberries, black cherry, and baked graham cracker. Quintessential Stag’s Leap.
— 14 days ago

Ryan, Stanley and 34 others liked this
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15 was sick!
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@David L : I can only imagine! I grabbed a ‘15 Tench Calixtro to have as an anniversary wine for Emily and I. Can’t wait to try it!

Futo

5500 SLD Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Really fantastic. Decanted for about two hours. Showing blue fruit, herbs and vanilla. The tannins and acid are in perfect proportions followed by the lovely fruit. Paired extremely well with the wagyu braised short rib. Thank you Mr. Futo. — 15 days ago

Ron, Eric and 15 others liked this
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Wow, the wagyu braised short rib sounds amazing! Nice pairing!

Hall Wines

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Take a great earthy Stags Cab, add a flavor enhancement like MSG. This is what you get. All the subdued fruit pops to the foreground, under a lush jungle of spicy organics. — 18 days ago

Jeff, Severn and 2 others liked this

Shafer

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 1991

Tasted blind. Dark reddish purple color, opaque. Looks and smells rich. Notes of black berry fruit, tobacco, some cassis and a little anise. Chewy in the mouth. Powerful fruit and structure - this is still young. Easy to guess as a young Cal Cab, althought it wasn't that young. — 15 days ago

Severn, Patrick and 10 others liked this

Chimney Rock

Clone 4 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

I loved the elegance of this wine. It has more of an old world feel on the palate at times. Beautiful aromas can be found including some floral notes and blackberry. — 12 days ago

Micaela Hoogeveen
with Micaela
Alex, James and 1 other liked this

Cliff Lede

Songbook Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Dark black/purple. On the nose: Black fruit, cedar, floral. Taste: Currents, pencil lead, black cherry, ending with a nice little tannic bite and a little alcohol heat in the back of the mouth.....Give this more time for an even better score.

Lede Family Moon Fantasy Masquerade dinner, Napa
— 7 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Robert liked this

Regusci

Estate Bottled Stags Leap District Syrah 2014

Moderately full body, dry, tannins. Lots of dark fruit. — 14 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
Michael, Shawn and 2 others liked this