2017 Stags' Leap Winery 'The Leap' Cabernet Sauvignon Stag's Leap District

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One good leap deserves another, and this one leapt right onto the Top 100 Wines of 2020. 95% Cabernet Sauvignon with 5% Malbec had a nice, restorative soak in 60% new French oak for 20 months. It emerged with firm tannins and wonderfully opulent aromas and flavors of spicy black fruit preserves. Dark and seductive, this one will be easy to drink and hard to share.

"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:
2017
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
100 French oak, 60% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Stags Leap District
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1045215
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS96

James Suckling

Beautiful aromas of currants and crushed strawberries with flowers and cedar. Incense, too. Full-bodied with firm, well poised tannins that show tension and form. Long, flavorful finish.