Truly a wonderful cab
full bodied wine that paints the palette with delicious berries
Absolutely phenomenal - buttery, rich, deep, with a hint of spice. This is my El Guapo. In heaven, I'll be drinking this one at the monster banqueting table.
Bought on our trip to Napa. Absolutely loved this bottle. Gorgeous body.
External Reviews for Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Artemis
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V. Vineyard 750ml
[Barrel tasting] At first it reveals an earthy, gamy flavor, but grows into a very distinctive wine, with rich layers of earthy currant, coffee and mocha. Shows a supple texture and excellent depth and length, all the while maintaining a sense of elegance.
...Dark ruby-red. Ripe aromas of currant, sassafras, bitter chocolate, cured meat and menthol. At once sweet and green in the mouth. The dark fruit and earthy flavors are given a dry edge by the wine's strong menthol and herbal elements. And yet this... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2001 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Proprietary Red Wine 750ml
The medium-bodied 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard reveals a saturated ruby/purple color along with sweet scents of black raspberries, currants, licorice, and spice. Rugged tannin in the austere finish gives the wine a shortness as well as angula... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Stags Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard 750ml
Lean and supple with an earthy leathery streak running through the sour cherry and earthy currant scents. Tasted three times with two bottles marred by a strong presence of Brettanomyces... Wine Spectator.
The estate’s flagship wine, the medium-bodied 2001 Cask 23 exhibits notions of berry fruit intermixed with spice, coffee beans, herbs, and a touch of the cow dung component. While the attack is attractive, the wine narrows out and concludes with an angular, uninteresting finish. It actually performs less well than its two siblings, which is hard to understand. It will age for 10–15 years, but this 2001 in no way recalls the great Cask 23’s of the seventies and early to mid-eighties. What a shame!
Starts out with an earthy, mulch, loamy character before revealing its core currant, sage, herb, and bay leaf flavors, along with hints of espresso. It also shows considerable tannic strength, finishing with a dry, mineral quality.