Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.11773 ratings
8.980 pro ratings
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
Sipping Fine Wine

Fashionable country resort in mid 20th century, popular with Hollywood due to 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits, herbs and spice for this blend with 86% Cab Sauvignon. On the palate black cherry and black currant flavors with oak and earthy notes. Well balanced, fine ripe tannins lingering ending with fruit and pepper spice! Nice! Drink over next decade.

Fashionable country resort in mid 20th century, popular with Hollywood due to 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits, herbs and spice for this blend with 86% Cab Sauvignon. On the palate black cherry and black currant flavors with oak and earthy notes. Well balanced, fine ripe tannins lingering ending with fruit and pepper spice! Nice! Drink over next decade.

Aug 21st, 2019
Jack Russell

Owner/Vineyardist Trolley Line Vineyards

8.9

Hump day

Hump day

Apr 17th, 2019
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.5

Rubber, graphite, tobacco, dark cherry, unripe raspberry on the nose. Dill showing from the american oak. Thick and full bodied. Indistinct fruit melody but oak showing on the finish.

Rubber, graphite, tobacco, dark cherry, unripe raspberry on the nose. Dill showing from the american oak. Thick and full bodied. Indistinct fruit melody but oak showing on the finish.

17 people found it helpfulJan 28th, 2014
Max Coane

This stuff drinks the way the adults in Charlie Brown talk

This stuff drinks the way the adults in Charlie Brown talk

11 people found it helpfulDec 28th, 2013
Robert DAmbrosio

Robert had this 5 years ago

Robert had this 5 years ago

6 people found it helpfulAug 29th, 2014
Andy Bradley

Good on Day 1. Great on Day 2.

Good on Day 1. Great on Day 2.

5 people found it helpfulDec 27th, 2014
Ian Brand

I was surprised by this. Great vineyard, great vintage.

I was surprised by this. Great vineyard, great vintage.

5 people found it helpfulJul 14th, 2014
DL
9.5

Very fragrant, dark fruity, intense. Multistage experience. First sweet and pretty smooth, rounded mild, then you get surprised by this strange super ripe explosion in all corners of the mouth. Can't describe but like it a lot (Charles says young and dark). Very robust flavor overall, and pleasant just to drink because of clean finish and well balanced tastes and textures overall. Had on Christmas Eve with rosemary steak, kale with caramelized onions, and purple sweet potatoes.

Very fragrant, dark fruity, intense. Multistage experience. First sweet and pretty smooth, rounded mild, then you get surprised by this strange super ripe explosion in all corners of the mouth. Can't describe but like it a lot (Charles says young and dark). Very robust flavor overall, and pleasant just to drink because of clean finish and well balanced tastes and textures overall. Had on Christmas Eve with rosemary steak, kale with caramelized onions, and purple sweet potatoes.

3 people found it helpfulDec 24th, 2017
Perry Riddle

It's clean thankfully (unlike the last Stags' Leap I had). But there's not the level of complexity one would expect from a bottle of this price with such pedigree.

It's clean thankfully (unlike the last Stags' Leap I had). But there's not the level of complexity one would expect from a bottle of this price with such pedigree.

3 people found it helpfulAug 31st, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Solid Napa cab, very gripping tannins, lots of black fruit.

Solid Napa cab, very gripping tannins, lots of black fruit.

2 people found it helpfulSep 15th, 2015