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Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2001

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Our 2001 Vintage Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic, reflecting a nearly perfect growing season. The grape clusters were picked at optimal maturity, when the development of ripe flavors was at its peak. Look to this wine for supple, firm tannins. On the nose, the 2001 Stags' Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon layers black fruit notes with aromas of cola, clove, coffee and black pepper. Taste it, and the flavors of blackberry, black cherry, anise, black tea and dark chocolate are revealed. Full bodied with an integrated tannin structure, this Cabernet Sauvignon offers hints of mineral which enhance the complex fruit through a long finish. A Sense of Place After aging the wine for two years in French oak barrels, Winemaker Robert Brittan blended in Cabernet Franc and a touch of Merlot. He fine-tuned this combination of varietals to create added complexity and mid-palate density, while showcasing the briar-berry character that is a signature of terroir expression here at Stags' Leap. Varietal Profile: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot Release Date: July 2004 pH: 3.66 Total Acidity: 0.58 Alcohol.: 13.9% Bottled: February 2004

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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
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External Reviews for Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/01/2013

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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/11/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon The Leap 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Elegant and stylish, with a band of mocha, espresso, currant and sage flavors that are supple and harmonious, with fine balance and good length. Lots of cedar and spice emerge on the finish, where the tannins are tightly wound...Tasted twice, with co... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Stags Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard 750ml



Our 2001 Vintage Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic, reflecting a nearly perfect growing season. The grape clusters were picked at optimal maturity, when the development of ripe flavors was at its peak. Look to this wine for supple, firm tannins. On the nose, the 2001 Stags' Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon layers black fruit notes with aromas of cola, clove, coffee and black pepper. Taste it, and the flavors of blackberry, black cherry, anise, black tea and dark chocolate are revealed. Full bodied with an integrated tannin structure, this Cabernet Sauvignon offers hints of mineral which enhance the complex fruit through a long finish. A Sense of Place After aging the wine for two years in French oak barrels, Winemaker Robert Brittan blended in Cabernet Franc and a touch of Merlot. He fine-tuned this combination of varietals to create added complexity and mid-palate density, while showcasing the briar-berry character that is a signature of terroir expression here at Stags' Leap. Varietal Profile: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot Release Date: July 2004 pH: 3.66 Total Acidity: 0.58 Alcohol.: 13.9% Bottled: February 2004

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