Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Chase Creek Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

David T
9.3

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

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Songbook

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Meh...expected more, etc. David Abreu Thorevilos & Madrona Ranch Vineyards grapes, Cliff Lede: Chris Tynan-Winemaker. Poor QPR IMO. Cheers 🍇🍷 — 10 days ago

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Bevan Cellars

Wildfoote Vineyard Vixen Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

14’ Bevan Wildfoote -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

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Mira Winery

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Balance...a constant trait of the hillside select I have been lucky enough to have dark cheery, mocha, earthiness for me tonight — 7 days ago

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Odette

Estate Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

One of my favorite Cabs from the Plupjack,Cade & Odette family.
Bold & beautiful, full bodied, with a smooth & delicate finish.
— 11 days ago

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Julie Peterson

Julie Peterson

Plumpjack what an awesome winery and beautiful picnic

Pine Ridge Vineyards

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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

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Shay A

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Sorry it had to be cancelled. Hopefully it can be postponed and enjoyed later this year!
Deborah M

Deborah M

Right now is giving me lots of reasons to not wait to drink good wine. Hopefully your trip is eventually able to happen.

Chimney Rock

Tomahawk Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

From this past weekend. A quick decant and this was ready to roll. Dark fruit aromas led to berry pie and dried herbs. The tannins have softened, but still an intense wine. From #theunionhotel — 9 days ago

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Cliff Lede Vineyards

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Paul K
9.0

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

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Paul K Love the glasses and your decanter! 👍
Paul K

Paul K

Thanks @Dawn E.! The 2L Erlenmeyer flask on Amazon is a great functional decanter and great conversation piece!!! I recommend! The glasses are Reidel Vinum series (I think).

Pott Wines (Aaron & Claire Pott and Daughters)

Actaeon Quixote Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Honestly one of the best bottles I’ve opened in quite some time. Perfect balance and a luxurious velvety mouthfeel. Beautiful notes of blackberry, cocoa, cinnamon, and vanilla. Just perfect. Amazing work @Aaron Pott ! — 10 days ago

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Bill Bender

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Likewise @Eric LaMasters Hopefully we can make that happen in the Fall
Aaron Pott

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Oh, Eric that was a winner vintage for us!
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Nice one! Hope you are well Eric!