Stags' Leap Winery

The Leap Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1183 ratings
9.117 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 92% Cab Sauv, 6% Petite Sirah & 2% Petit Verdot, aged in 50% new French oak for 20 months. Deep Garnet with purple edges, aromas of dark fruits, oak and spice. On the palate plum, blackberry, currants, cacao and sweet spice. Full-bodied, tight with layers of fine soft tannins on a long finish ending with fruit and oak, very pleasant.

A blend of 92% Cab Sauv, 6% Petite Sirah & 2% Petit Verdot, aged in 50% new French oak for 20 months. Deep Garnet with purple edges, aromas of dark fruits, oak and spice. On the palate plum, blackberry, currants, cacao and sweet spice. Full-bodied, tight with layers of fine soft tannins on a long finish ending with fruit and oak, very pleasant.

Nov 10th, 2019
Sean Genn

Silky tannins with lots of structure. Will be great in a few years

Silky tannins with lots of structure. Will be great in a few years

Jan 13th, 2018
Sean Genn

%100 Cabernet. All estate fruit. Really opened up after an hour. Young but already gorgeous. Would love to revisit in a few years.

%100 Cabernet. All estate fruit. Really opened up after an hour. Young but already gorgeous. Would love to revisit in a few years.

2 people found it helpfulSep 17th, 2015
Boris Mathiszik

Special wines for special occasions. Having this for Colin's 18th birthday. After two hours of decanting opening up nicely. Elegant and still firm structure, but also beautiful fruit and layered complexity. Still, I am surprised how firm the tannins are. This is a little less than hoped for.

Special wines for special occasions. Having this for Colin's 18th birthday. After two hours of decanting opening up nicely. Elegant and still firm structure, but also beautiful fruit and layered complexity. Still, I am surprised how firm the tannins are. This is a little less than hoped for.

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2017
Robert Branden Shine

Napa and the beautiful terroir it expresses each area unique with its own set of expressions but this was by far wine of the night... This was wine of the night, it was transformed with the Burgundy Tri-Tip aka Cardiff Crack locals only and life is good no complaints!!!!

Napa and the beautiful terroir it expresses each area unique with its own set of expressions but this was by far wine of the night... This was wine of the night, it was transformed with the Burgundy Tri-Tip aka Cardiff Crack locals only and life is good no complaints!!!!

1 person found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2016
Daisy Wine

Reminds me of a cherry liquor chocolate sachertorte!! Really delicious. Young but already beautifully developed.

Reminds me of a cherry liquor chocolate sachertorte!! Really delicious. Young but already beautifully developed.

May 14th, 2016
Blake Conklin

Cellar Hand Relic Winery

9.4

Awesome cab. Dark, mysterious, young but not too harsh on the pallet.

Awesome cab. Dark, mysterious, young but not too harsh on the pallet.

Jun 12th, 2015
Kristina Thewineclubgal

70% cab 30% pet Sarah's in French oak

70% cab 30% pet Sarah's in French oak

Mar 27th, 2015
John W
8.7

2016. Deep ruby coloration. On the nose, cherry, plum and blackberry. On the palate, plum and spice. Rich fruit with balanced acidity. Ripping tannins.

2016. Deep ruby coloration. On the nose, cherry, plum and blackberry. On the palate, plum and spice. Rich fruit with balanced acidity. Ripping tannins.

Oct 24th, 2019
Craig O'Donnell

Delicious light wine easy to drink great with pasta tomato sauce some cheese fight on the tannins smooth on the throat

Delicious light wine easy to drink great with pasta tomato sauce some cheese fight on the tannins smooth on the throat

Sep 10th, 2019