2016 Stags' Leap Winery 'The Leap' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$79.95 $115.00 (-30%)
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
JS96WA95+

What a phenomenal value this wine is! With so many Napa Cabernets drifting north of $150, this one totally over-delivers at $90. This wine is classic Stag's Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon. Blueberry and blackberry open on the nose, with touches of spice. The palate follows with more dark fruit flavors, and notes of coffee and savory herbs. A lush palate with supple tannin. Spice on the finish that goes on and on. Do not miss this beauty!

"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:
2016
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 #:
1040585
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS96

James Suckling

This is a classic-styled cabernet from Stags’ Leap with wonderful polish and finesse. It’s all here, caressing your palate with currants and dark chocolate and pine nut undertones. Extremely long. Better after 2021.

WA95+

Wine Advocate

Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon The Leap starts off a little closed, soon unfurling to reveal notes of cassis, fresh blackberries, mulberries and tobacco leaf with hints of new leather, bay leaves, pencil lead and espresso. Medium-bodied, the palate has great intensity and freshness with a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and loads of soft-spoken savory nuances poking through the black berry layers, finishing on a lingering mineral note. 5,230 cases were made.