Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

40th Anniversary Vintage Stag's Leap Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

9.423 ratings
9.63 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
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Sipping Fine Wine

A country resort in the mid-20th century, popular with Hollywood due to its 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens, legends of bootleggers and gangsters, ghosts and gypsies, a blend 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 4% Merlot, 2% Petite Sirah, 2% Petit Verdot, 20 mos French oak. Aromas of dark berry fruits, sweet spice and cedar. Flavors of blackberry and cherry, with pepper, oak and leather notes. Fine soft tannins on lingering finish ending with espresso tones. Has room to age. Tasting Sample.

A country resort in the mid-20th century, popular with Hollywood due to its 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens, legends of bootleggers and gangsters, ghosts and gypsies, a blend 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 4% Merlot, 2% Petite Sirah, 2% Petit Verdot, 20 mos French oak. Aromas of dark berry fruits, sweet spice and cedar. Flavors of blackberry and cherry, with pepper, oak and leather notes. Fine soft tannins on lingering finish ending with espresso tones. Has room to age. Tasting Sample.

Mar 7th, 2018
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.7

Stags Leap SLV 2013 with 1 Hour breathing time. Massive black fruits, mild tannin level still with 1 hour opened. Awesome Cab at its very best. This beauty will last 15 years at least. Had to try with Great Friends Jim and Meg. This Cab evolved over 3 hours on the table and drinking it very slow, with others of course. CB 97+

Stags Leap SLV 2013 with 1 Hour breathing time. Massive black fruits, mild tannin level still with 1 hour opened. Awesome Cab at its very best. This beauty will last 15 years at least. Had to try with Great Friends Jim and Meg. This Cab evolved over 3 hours on the table and drinking it very slow, with others of course. CB 97+

Feb 12th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Considered one of the "first growths" of Napa Valley. Deep red with black fruit and current like aromas, also noting oaky spice. On the palate raspberry, black cherry and blueberry, savory oak with a gentle sweetness adding tobacco, leather and cacao, very complex. Tannins are full and firm but just getting to approachable, time will benefit. Well balanced with lingering finish ending with earthy oak tones.

Considered one of the "first growths" of Napa Valley. Deep red with black fruit and current like aromas, also noting oaky spice. On the palate raspberry, black cherry and blueberry, savory oak with a gentle sweetness adding tobacco, leather and cacao, very complex. Tannins are full and firm but just getting to approachable, time will benefit. Well balanced with lingering finish ending with earthy oak tones.

Dec 24th, 2016
Kevin Woods

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Apr 19th, 2017
Jathan McLaughlin

Soft earth, barnyard, and olive on the nose. Super fruit forward with long but soft tannins in the mouth. This will age really well.

Soft earth, barnyard, and olive on the nose. Super fruit forward with long but soft tannins in the mouth. This will age really well.

Nov 6th, 2016
Adam Nesto

5x better than at the vineyard. Really happy with this fruit forward cab.

5x better than at the vineyard. Really happy with this fruit forward cab.

Sep 5th, 2016
Helen Kennedy

This is the 40th anniversary bottling of the SLV, commemorating the Judgment of Paris. This is a fantastic wine and is only going to get better with time.

This is the 40th anniversary bottling of the SLV, commemorating the Judgment of Paris. This is a fantastic wine and is only going to get better with time.

May 14th, 2016
Kim Stanbro

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Apr 24th, 2016
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.4

Josh had this 5 years ago

Josh had this 5 years ago

May 23rd, 2016
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.8

jesus had this 5 years ago

jesus had this 5 years ago

May 18th, 2016