Stag's Leap Cab Savcask 23 2000
Wine Enthusiast Review Terrific stuff, a blend of fruit from Fay and SLV thats creamy and supplejust what you expect texturally from Stags Leap District Cabernet. Knockout aromas are slightly floral and cedary, artfully blending tobacco and black currants, while the flavors are pure plum, vanilla and spice. Chewy and rich on the finish, suggesting that although delicious now, it should hold up in the cellar just fine.
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is considered one of Napa Valley's first-growths. We were founded by Warren Winiarski and his family in 1970 and are best known for our estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignons — CASK 23, S.L.V., and FAY. Over the years, our wines have become some of the most highly regarded and collected wines worldwide. They are fashioned to express classic elegance, structure, and ageability, and to reflect the place in which they are grown.
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The 1990 Cask 23 exhibits a tell-tale bouquet of sweet, jammy cassis, herbs, coffee, olives, cedar, and chocolate. The Cask 23 always offers one of the most complex and enticing Cabernet-based bouquets in California. Soft, medium to full-bodied, harmonious flavors, with well-integrated tannin and low acidity make for a generous, velvety-textured mouthful of classically proportioned, compelling Cabernet. Like most of the finest vintages of Cask 23, it is delicious young, but possesses the cunning ability to age effortlessly for 12-15 or more years.
Rich and chocolatey, showing intense, focused herb, currant, coffee and cedar flavors that pick up an earthy tobacco and mineral edge on the finish. Offers silky grace notes on the long, full, rich, complex finish. Tasty now, but should age well through the decade. Best beginning in 1996.
What a great success. Oozes with blackcurrant jam and cassis and a dash of black pepper. Flamboyant oak adds a perfume of vanilla and smoke. Fleshy, long and full, this beautiful wine is not a monster, but it coats the palate with spicy flavors that epitomize class and style.
Wine Enthusiast ReviewTerrific stuff, a blend of fruit from Fay and SLV thats creamy and supplejust what you expect texturally from Stags Leap District Cabernet. Knockout aromas are slightly floral and cedary, artfully blending tobacco and black currants, while the flavors are pure plum, vanilla and spice. Chewy and rich on the finish, suggesting that although delicious now, it should hold up in the cellar just fine.
The 1992 Cask 23 boasts a dense, black/ruby/purple color, and a knock-out bouquet of black fruits, smoke, chocolate and licorice. Like all Cask 23s, it is exceedingly easy to drink, with a voluptuous texture, fabulously rich, expansive, sweet (from extract, not sugar) flavors, and silky tannin in the finish.
(Barrel tasting) Supple and elegant, with pretty, spicy currant, floral, anise, black cherry and toasty oak flavors that build. Gains complexity on the finish.
A tremendous effort, ultratrich, supple, complex and concentrated. Delivers a wave of plush currant, black cherry, black olive, sage and spicy flavors that glide across the palate with smooth, silky tannins that have become the trademark of this wine. Best from 2000 through 2010. Contains 95% Cabernet, with a touch of Merlot.
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