Hope & Grace

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.160 ratings
9.010 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

8.6

Pretty Ballin cab.

Pretty Ballin cab.

1 person found it helpfulMay 2nd, 2014
Ariel Bedell

Absolutely delicious.

Absolutely delicious.

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2012
Roy Goble

Very nice

Very nice

Oct 6th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Liquid florals, ripe elegant blackberries, dark cherries, creamed raspberries, spiced black plum, dark chocolate, rich sweet dark earth, candied minerals and a long beautiful rich finish that last last & lasts. Hope & Grace Cabernet with Hope & Grace dark chocolate...perfect!!!

Liquid florals, ripe elegant blackberries, dark cherries, creamed raspberries, spiced black plum, dark chocolate, rich sweet dark earth, candied minerals and a long beautiful rich finish that last last & lasts. Hope & Grace Cabernet with Hope & Grace dark chocolate...perfect!!!

Aug 13th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Softer, rounded black fruits than in July. Blue fruits are starting to show a bit more. Cherry chocolate follows. Soft black earthiness with a touch of soft minerals. Light vanilla presence and medium barrel toast come out on the soft elegant finish. Good acidity is the one lacking element in their 08. It's off just a bit. 9.3-9.4 with the Ribcap steak...Michael Mina's-Bourbon Steak.

Softer, rounded black fruits than in July. Blue fruits are starting to show a bit more. Cherry chocolate follows. Soft black earthiness with a touch of soft minerals. Light vanilla presence and medium barrel toast come out on the soft elegant finish. Good acidity is the one lacking element in their 08. It's off just a bit. 9.3-9.4 with the Ribcap steak...Michael Mina's-Bourbon Steak.

Feb 14th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

Round and lush black fruit in the 08. Thick mouth feel. Raspberries, black plum. Backing spices, great purple flowers. Very polished and long finish.

Round and lush black fruit in the 08. Thick mouth feel. Raspberries, black plum. Backing spices, great purple flowers. Very polished and long finish.

Jul 19th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

This is the 12 Cabernet. Ripe black and blue fruits, black plum. So, lush, rich and smooth. Pair it with their dark chocolate. Perfect paring.

This is the 12 Cabernet. Ripe black and blue fruits, black plum. So, lush, rich and smooth. Pair it with their dark chocolate. Perfect paring.

Jul 19th, 2015
Alicia Cypress

Will come back with notes.

Will come back with notes.

May 2nd, 2015
Billy L.

PNP, couple notches below his “Hendricks” Grand Vin offering...Cheers 🍇🍷

PNP, couple notches below his “Hendricks” Grand Vin offering...Cheers 🍇🍷

Apr 6th, 2019
Stuart Scheff

Killer Cab

Killer Cab

Dec 24th, 2018