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Stags Leap Cask 23 1992

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VINTAGE NOTES With the vines adjusting to six years of drought, 1992 was a year that growers dream about. A cool summer allowed the fruit to ripen slowly without undue stress to the vines. Yields were high and bunches fully developed with large berries rich in color and flavor. Warmer temperatures in August were well timed to bring ripeness to quick resolution without diminishment of flavor or acid. "The word 'perfect' has been used by many Napa Valley winemakers to describe the 1992 vintage. What this really means is that in a year of less than what we usually call perfect conditions, nature compensated and produced extraordinary quality in spite of or because of those conditions. The vines seemed to adjust to a sixth year of drought with fully developed bunches. Fullness of color and flavor were achieved despite high yields, and summer temperatures did not sap the resources needed for final ripening." - Warren Winiarski, 10/95 WINEMAKING NOTES Harvested between 9/2 and 10/7 at 23.9° Brix. Fermented in tank; 100% malolactic fermentation; 18 months in French oak barrels. "Color - A vibrant sheen of crushed boysenberry. Aroma - Ripe, black cherry and cassis aromas unfurl with highlights of tobacco leaf and new leather. Flavor - Threads of gentle tannins envelop lush berry and earthy flavors through a lingering finish. This wine's immediate charms suggest early consumption with richly sauced meats, but the patient wine lover will later find it the perfect complement to such foods as seared tuna with white and black peppercorns or a wild mushroom risotto.” - Warren Winiarski, 10/95 APPELLATION Napa Valley BLEND 97.3% Cabernet Sauvignon 2.7% Petit Verdot PRODUCTION RELEASE DATE 10/95

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Stags' Leap Winery:
A fashionable country resort in the mid-twentieth century, popular with Hollywood due to its 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens, legends of bootleggers and gangsters, ghosts and gypsies, Stags’ Leap has been home to three major family groups up through the modern revitalization of the winery that began in the 1970s. Stags Leap Manor, as it was called in the 1920s, was known as one of ... Read more
A fashionable country resort in the mid-twentieth century, popular with Hollywood due to its 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens, legends of bootleggers and gangsters, ghosts and gypsies, Stags’ Leap has been home to three major family groups up through the modern revitalization of the winery that began in the 1970s. Stags Leap Manor, as it was called in the 1920s, was known as one of the prominent country retreats in the Napa Valley at a time when resort and spa business was big. In addition to lodging and dining, amenities included lawn tennis, swimming, horseback riding, children’s activities, golf, music, cards, a library, and Napa Valley wines and liquors (prior to and after Prohibition). Read less

External Reviews for Stags Leap Cask 23

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/19/2009

Combines intense dill, olive, currant and coffee ground flavors with a sense of elegance and finesse, finishing with softening texture and graceful, cedary oak flavors.--'92 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now through 2007. 5,000 cases made.... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1992 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/19/2009

All of the other current and up-coming releases are outstanding. The 1992 Cask 23 (as of November 16, there were still magnums and 750 ml. formats available at the winery) boasts a dense, black/ruby/purple color, and a knock-out bouquet of black frui... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1992 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Proprietary Red Wine 750ml



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VINTAGE NOTES With the vines adjusting to six years of drought, 1992 was a year that growers dream about. A cool summer allowed the fruit to ripen slowly without undue stress to the vines. Yields were high and bunches fully developed with large berries rich in color and flavor. Warmer temperatures in August were well timed to bring ripeness to quick resolution without diminishment of flavor or acid. "The word 'perfect' has been used by many Napa Valley winemakers to describe the 1992 vintage. What this really means is that in a year of less than what we usually call perfect conditions, nature compensated and produced extraordinary quality in spite of or because of those conditions. The vines seemed to adjust to a sixth year of drought with fully developed bunches. Fullness of color and flavor were achieved despite high yields, and summer temperatures did not sap the resources needed for final ripening." - Warren Winiarski, 10/95 WINEMAKING NOTES Harvested between 9/2 and 10/7 at 23.9° Brix. Fermented in tank; 100% malolactic fermentation; 18 months in French oak barrels. "Color - A vibrant sheen of crushed boysenberry. Aroma - Ripe, black cherry and cassis aromas unfurl with highlights of tobacco leaf and new leather. Flavor - Threads of gentle tannins envelop lush berry and earthy flavors through a lingering finish. This wine's immediate charms suggest early consumption with richly sauced meats, but the patient wine lover will later find it the perfect complement to such foods as seared tuna with white and black peppercorns or a wild mushroom risotto.” - Warren Winiarski, 10/95 APPELLATION Napa Valley BLEND 97.3% Cabernet Sauvignon 2.7% Petit Verdot PRODUCTION RELEASE DATE 10/95

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