|About the product|
|Product||Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Brand||Stag's Leap Wine Cellars|
|Grape variety||Cabernet Sauvignon 100%|
|Awards||Vintage 2012,100/100, Roberrt Parker. Vintage 2013,99/100, Roberrt Parker. Vintage 2012,93/100, Wine Spectator. Vintage 2012,95/100, Decanter.|
|Tasting notes||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.|
|Food matching||Filet mignon with blue cheese crumbles, grilled venison.|
|Serving temperature||16℃- 20℃|
|Use occasion||Business dinner; Family dinner.|
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is considered one of Napa Valley's first growths. Founded in 1970, today Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is best known for its estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon – Cask 23, S.L.V and Fay – which are fashioned to express classic elegance, structure, and ageability, and to reflect the place in which these wines are grown.
In the first few years, the small family run winery was little known outside the Napa Valley. That changed in 1976 when Steven Spurrier, now consultant editor with Decanter magazine and a renowned wines taster, staged a blind tasting among French wine experts.
To everyone's astonishment, the 1973 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon took top honors, triumphing over first-growth Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Haut Brion and other renowned wines of Bordeaux.
The stunning victory launched Stag's Leap Wine Cellars into the ranks of the world's most noteworthy and collected Cabernet producers – a standing which the winery still very much enjoys to this day – as well as placed the Napa Valley firmly on the world's wine map.