Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Cask 23 2010

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92 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): ...the Cask 23 is an excellent representation of the vintage. There is plenty of 2010 fruit, structure and tannin, along with attractive hints of smoke, tar and incense... Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. (Dec 2012)

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars:
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.

External Reviews for Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Cask 23

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
09/12/2013

CASK 23 is a tale of two vineyards that come together in a harmonious blend. For the 2010 offering, slightly more than half of the grapes were grown in our FAY vineyard while the balance was from select areas in S.L.V.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/11/2014

In a vintage such as 2010 where individual terroirs are so clearly marked, the Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Cask 23 - a blend of the SLV and Fay - is at a distinct disadvantage because it naturally lacks the character and personality of those two wines. I must also note that the SLV and Fay have improved dramatically on their own terms, so the rationale of blending them is further diminished. To be sure the Cask 23 is an excellent representation of the vintage. There is plenty of 2010 fruit, structure and tannin, along with attractive hints of smoke, tar and incense, but at the end of the day, I find the Cask 23 less satisfying than Stags' Leap Wine Cellars' very best wines. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. This 100% Cabernet is a blend of the winery's S.L.V. and Fay vineyards, and one of the most famous bottlings in Napa Valley. But the 2010 simply is not in the same league of past bottlings. It's pleasant with rich blackberry, cherry, cocoa and ...


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

The 2010 CASK 23 combines the signature perfume notes of FAY vineyard with the structure and minerality of S.L.V. The wine opens with deep red and black cherry aromas along with notes of juicy strawberry, cocoa and spice. The wine has an elegant texture with very fine tannins and great acidity. On the palate the wine is full bodied with rich dark berry fruit with hints of cedar and white truffle that lead to a long fruit and spice driven finish. - WineryBarrel Aging: 21 months, 90% new French oakAlcohol: 14.5%pH: 3.71Total Acidity: 0.58g/100ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/24/2014

The 2010 CASK 23 combines the signature perfume notes of FAY vineyard with the structure and minerality of S.L.V. The wine opens with deep red and black cherry aromas along with notes of juicy strawberry, cocoa and spice. The wine has an elegant texture with very fine tannins and great acidity. On the palate the wine is full bodied with rich dark berry fruit with hints of cedar and white truffle that lead to a long fruit and spice driven finish. - Winery Barrel Aging: 21 months, 90% new French oak Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.71 Total Acidity: 0.58g/100ml



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92 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): ...the Cask 23 is an excellent representation of the vintage. There is plenty of 2010 fruit, structure and tannin, along with attractive hints of smoke, tar and incense... Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. (Dec 2012)

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