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Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.51224 ratings
9.3275 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
Jeff Loo

This 2014 has shut down completely. Very little being offered up but with some vigorous swirling, faint hints of purple and black fruit emerge followed by dark chocolate and flowers. Full bodied and robust, this will need a decade in the cellar of a long decant.

This 2014 has shut down completely. Very little being offered up but with some vigorous swirling, faint hints of purple and black fruit emerge followed by dark chocolate and flowers. Full bodied and robust, this will need a decade in the cellar of a long decant.

Jun 14th, 2018
David L

10’ Will be even better in 2 + years

10’ Will be even better in 2 + years

Feb 23rd, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

Sadly it’s best days are behind it. We kept hoping it might come around with time but it just never did. No detectable flaws, just sadly over the hill i’m afraid.

Sadly it’s best days are behind it. We kept hoping it might come around with time but it just never did. No detectable flaws, just sadly over the hill i’m afraid.

Nov 5th, 2017
Shawn R

En mag, and as solid as a rock.

En mag, and as solid as a rock.

Oct 23rd, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

Last of the blind red wines at this quarter's S&E Wine Club, which for red was either Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc or Merlot from either Rutherford or Stags Leap District. Thanks Dad!

Deep and dark ruby red. Tons of sweet spices and black fruits on the nose, so rich. Heavy tannins (7.6/10) and literally melts in your mouth. Well rounded and integrated throughout. Tons of blackberries, cinnamon, and vanilla on the palate, some cigar box too. Full bodied and long finish. Stunning wine as always. Drink till 2030.

Last of the blind red wines at this quarter's S&E Wine Club, which for red was either Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc or Merlot from either Rutherford or Stags Leap District. Thanks Dad!

Deep and dark ruby red. Tons of sweet spices and black fruits on the nose, so rich. Heavy tannins (7.6/10) and literally melts in your mouth. Well rounded and integrated throughout. Tons of blackberries, cinnamon, and vanilla on the palate, some cigar box too. Full bodied and long finish. Stunning wine as always. Drink till 2030.

Aug 26th, 2017
Daniel Taub

Young but very enjoyable phenomenal nose and finish

Young but very enjoyable phenomenal nose and finish

3 people found it helpfulDec 5th, 2014
Liz Peer

Full bodied cab with strong berry notes - another birthday winner!

Full bodied cab with strong berry notes - another birthday winner!

2 people found it helpfulAug 10th, 2014
Mike R
9.8

If the Ancient Greek gods were around and drinking wine I bet this would be on their menu every night

100% estate grown and 100% CS varietal - three years in barrel - tobacco, tea and complex yet integrated tannins dusted in smoky clove scents. Intensely peppery, its youthful blackberry and cherry flavors shine through

Inky in color, the wine pops with black and blue fruit, smoke and vanilla aromatics. Fat, rich and fleshy, the wine is packed with it all including the kitchen sink

Decanted for three hours and served filet mignon with an amazing homemade BBQ hollandaise with grilled mushrooms NC sauce to celebrate the Wolfpack victory today - what a way to close out the evening - all full stomachs and world class smiles for all

If the Ancient Greek gods were around and drinking wine I bet this would be on their menu every night

100% estate grown and 100% CS varietal - three years in barrel - tobacco, tea and complex yet integrated tannins dusted in smoky clove scents. Intensely peppery, its youthful blackberry and cherry flavors shine through

Inky in color, the wine pops with black and blue fruit, smoke and vanilla aromatics. Fat, rich and fleshy, the wine is packed with it all including the kitchen sink

Decanted for three hours and served filet mignon with an amazing homemade BBQ hollandaise with grilled mushrooms NC sauce to celebrate the Wolfpack victory today - what a way to close out the evening - all full stomachs and world class smiles for all

1 person found it helpfulSep 9th, 2018
Taylor Rudell

Taylor had this a year ago

Taylor had this a year ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 14th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Big Big Big Wine!

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2017