Odette

Estate Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4536 ratings
9.355 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

While this is not the best wine so far, I really love this producer. Very ripe and round-soft. It juicy on the palate. Blackberries, black raspberries, purple fruits, poached strawberries, dry soils, black licorice to anise, used leather, dark fruit cola, beautiful dark spice, coffee grounds, dry stems, violet, dark flowers and lavender.

While this is not the best wine so far, I really love this producer. Very ripe and round-soft. It juicy on the palate. Blackberries, black raspberries, purple fruits, poached strawberries, dry soils, black licorice to anise, used leather, dark fruit cola, beautiful dark spice, coffee grounds, dry stems, violet, dark flowers and lavender.

Aug 17th, 2019
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.

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.

Feb 6th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Last blind red for my father’s 53rd birthday. We tried four 2014s, two were Cabernet Sauvignons and two were Bordeaux Blends.

Completely coats the glass, dark purplish red. Super dark and rich on the nose with baking spices, black fruits, gravel, and dark chocolate. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Tight and rough palate to start. After a 3.5 hr decant it started to open up nicely with a layered richness. Notes of black currants, berries, cinnamon, dark cocoa and spices. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2037.

Last blind red for my father’s 53rd birthday. We tried four 2014s, two were Cabernet Sauvignons and two were Bordeaux Blends.

Completely coats the glass, dark purplish red. Super dark and rich on the nose with baking spices, black fruits, gravel, and dark chocolate. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Tight and rough palate to start. After a 3.5 hr decant it started to open up nicely with a layered richness. Notes of black currants, berries, cinnamon, dark cocoa and spices. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2037.

Jan 21st, 2018
Mike R
9.3

Nice Napa that went well with my pretzel and mustard

Nice Napa that went well with my pretzel and mustard

Nov 14th, 2017
Shawn R

Loved the tension this wine has. My first time trying this bottle. Won’t be the last.

Loved the tension this wine has. My first time trying this bottle. Won’t be the last.

Nov 12th, 2017
Louie Christensen

Didn't think Stag's Leap should go this big but WOW. What a stunner. Lush fruit meets SLD's graphite minerality. A great spice complex adds an even greater depth of character.

Didn't think Stag's Leap should go this big but WOW. What a stunner. Lush fruit meets SLD's graphite minerality. A great spice complex adds an even greater depth of character.

2 people found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2016
Aaron Means

Dark chocolate, dark berry, licorice, hints of mint, tannic, and vibrant. Dense and weighty. More old school structured than new. It's a 👶 and needs time to unfurl its goods.

Dark chocolate, dark berry, licorice, hints of mint, tannic, and vibrant. Dense and weighty. More old school structured than new. It's a 👶 and needs time to unfurl its goods.

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2017
Irby Wood

Beautiful red and black fruit, cardamom spice, subtle oak, follows up with tertiary leather notes. Quite well put together.

Beautiful red and black fruit, cardamom spice, subtle oak, follows up with tertiary leather notes. Quite well put together.

1 person found it helpfulSep 19th, 2016
Will Burkholder

Owner Fine Wine Dump

9.5

Massive SLD juice. Great experience at Robards in The Woodlands.

Massive SLD juice. Great experience at Robards in The Woodlands.

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2015
Dominick Purnomo

Owner/Wine Director Yono's Restaurant/dp An American Brasserie

9.4

Sexy, silky & deductive.

Sexy, silky & deductive.

1 person found it helpfulSep 10th, 2015