2015 Stags' Leap Winery 'The Leap' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$89.95
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NEW! What a phenomenal value this wine is! With so many Napa Cabernets drifting north of $150, this one totally over-delivers at $90. The Wine Advocate says it “has a very deep garnet-purple color and reveals notions of crème de cassis, Black Forest cake and redcurrant jelly with suggestions of camphor, forest floor, pencil lead and cigar boxes with a touch of rose hip tea. The palate is full-bodied with a firm, grainy backbone and loads of red fruit sparks lifting the rich, black fruit layers to a long invigorating finish.”

"Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is unquestionably one of Napa Valley’s benchmark producers. At the now legendary “Spurrier Tasting” of ’76, this operation topped the world’s best – most notably the Bordeaux first growths – and sent shock waves through the wine world. It was the first time that an American winery had ever gone toe-to-toe with the Old World and delivered a haymaker, and the fact that the judges were French only made it sweeter. It was a turning point for the entire California wine industry. Now in their fifth decade, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars has expanded their portfolio to include some fabulous whites to accompany their muscular Cabs. We wouldn’t expect anything less from the winery that changed it all. They’ve made a few changes internally as well... a partnership between Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Marchesi Antinori proudly accepted the stewardship of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and its legacy in 2007, cinching their success for years to come."

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Christophe Paubert
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 50% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
92% Cabernet Sauvignon with 6% Petite Sirah and 2% Petit Verdot
SKU #:
1037941
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Wine Advocate

The 2015 The Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is made up of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon with 6% Petite Sirah and 2% Petit Verdot aged in 50% new French oak for 20 months. It has a very deep garnet-purple color and reveals notions of crème de cassis, Black Forest cake and redcurrant jelly with suggestions of camphor, forest floor, pencil lead and cigar boxes with a touch of rose hip tea. The palate is full-bodied with a firm, grainy backbone and loads of red fruit sparks lifting the rich, black fruit layers to a long invigorating finish