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. — 3 days ago
14’ Bevan Wildfoot￼e -Vixen. WNH- virtual tasting. Decanted for two hours. Consumed over the next three. ￼Took more then a few hours for it to come around. I always hate it when the last glass taste better than the first.￼￼￼ Beautiful wine. Sit on them for another couple of years. IMO￼ — 16 days ago
Seven year old Napa Cab in its most inviting form. Big fruit bomb initially, transitions to vanilla, then oak and lastly an earthy savoriness; the tannings are very round; the finish is sharp. Extremely enjoyable, and you can’t beat the food pairing: USDA Prime New York steak. — 11 days ago
Drinking a Napa Cab in lieu of my planned trip there next week that had to be cancelled. Crystallization on the cork. Dark garnet, almost black in the glass. Heady rose petal nose with notes of smoke. Leather, dark milk chocolate, sweet cherry, baking spice. Smooth finish that has lost some length with time in the cellar. Glad we opened it sooner than later. Love the experience this winery offers and their wine. Cheers to social distancing. #pineridge#fcoronavirus #drinkgoodwine — 19 days ago
We had this 2 years ago this month and remember thinking it was tight and a bit tannic, but everything was in the right place. Since ‘14s are drinking well now we popped this to see where it’s at. At pop it smelled like blueberry pie, I thought it was going to be ready! Didn’t try. Had to go get a pallet of toilet paper. 3 hrs later... not a ton on the nose. The fruit blew off for the most part; graphite, cedar, and tobacco. Mouth is earthy, more tobacco, a little blackberry. Tannic throughout. End is dominated by puckering tannins. Will check back in two years. Don’t think that’ll be enough tho. — 18 days ago