Stags' Leap Winery

The Investor Napa Valley Red Blend

9.0316 ratings
8.916 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Boris Mathiszik

Very enjoyable blend. Nice structure and constrained fruit. Needs decanting to come to life.

Very enjoyable blend. Nice structure and constrained fruit. Needs decanting to come to life.

Sep 1st, 2018
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.3

This is big, tannic, and young. I would love to see this in ten years. Nose is so damn dusty. Massive, immutable, axiomatic, impossible-to-ignore eucalyptus and mint. Overwhelming tannin. Cooling menthol effect. Humming acid. With the acid on the side of the tongue, an automotive note like petroleum or rubber. Dusty, sun baked raisin. Chalky texture. Gorgeous old world style California wine, before over extraction took over.

This is big, tannic, and young. I would love to see this in ten years. Nose is so damn dusty. Massive, immutable, axiomatic, impossible-to-ignore eucalyptus and mint. Overwhelming tannin. Cooling menthol effect. Humming acid. With the acid on the side of the tongue, an automotive note like petroleum or rubber. Dusty, sun baked raisin. Chalky texture. Gorgeous old world style California wine, before over extraction took over.

4 people found it helpfulApr 23rd, 2017
Frank Kuo

Nose of sweetness, plum, currants, and a hint of cedar. Taste of sweetness, dry tannins, meaty, grassy, herby, fruity and low acidity. Aftertaste is jammy with tea note and spiced but doesn't linger too long. Taste exhibits more complexity than the nose.

Nose of sweetness, plum, currants, and a hint of cedar. Taste of sweetness, dry tannins, meaty, grassy, herby, fruity and low acidity. Aftertaste is jammy with tea note and spiced but doesn't linger too long. Taste exhibits more complexity than the nose.

3 people found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2016
Sean Conk

Proper Christmas Cab...works for us

Proper Christmas Cab...works for us

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2016
Frank Bragg

Steak night & wedding planning with Lucas & David. This wine was amazing - can't imagine if we had given it a few more years.....

Steak night & wedding planning with Lucas & David. This wine was amazing - can't imagine if we had given it a few more years.....

1 person found it helpfulApr 7th, 2016
Laura Purdy

Heavy tannins

Heavy tannins

1 person found it helpfulNov 7th, 2015
Kevin Ortzman

Blackberry jam with notes of cedar, leather and tobacco.

Blackberry jam with notes of cedar, leather and tobacco.

Feb 20th, 2017
Jack Russell

Owner/Vineyardist Trolley Line Vineyards

9.0

Yummy

Yummy

Mar 30th, 2016
Josh Spurling

Not that exciting.

Not that exciting.

Oct 30th, 2015
Wai Min Higa

Very berry with mellow slight sweetness with fruit in the beginning, along with subtle Tulk in the middle and long smoothness after. Great blended.

Very berry with mellow slight sweetness with fruit in the beginning, along with subtle Tulk in the middle and long smoothness after. Great blended.

Oct 5th, 2019