2017 Stags’ Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is expressive and inviting, with a bouquet of wild blackberry and fresh black currant fruit alongside delicate floral notes of geranium and violet, with warmer notes of caramel, sweet cinnamon, cardamom and black pepper spice coming through from the oak integration. On the palate, the berry fruit profile continues with juicy blackberry, cassis and strawberry, but there are also hints of sweet tobacco, brown spice and bittersweet chocolate, giving this Cabernet a rich charm and fullness. Seamlessly integrated oak and cocoa-powdery tannins provide a plush mouthfeel and add layers of complexity, all wrapping up with a lengthy textured finish. Incredibly approachable and pleasing upon release, this wine is sure to impress and pair well alongside many culinary treats.
Wine Enthusiast 92 pts!
NAME2017 Stags’ Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUSA
REGIONNapa Valley, California
Pairs well with classic red meat dishes and mushrooms. Interestingly, also pairs well with Asian dishes and hearty fish courses.
ABOUT THE WINERY
Stag’s Leap Winery is popular with Hollywood and is located in an intimate valley within Napa Valley. It’s known as a place of sincere natural beauty and is a prominent Vineyard to visit. Grapes were originally planted on the property in 1872 and the history of the estate is riddled with interesting stories like mischievous monkeys, “shady” dealings and ghosts.
The origin of the name “Stags’ Leap” is not well documented. Most common oral histories attribute it to a native Wappo legend of a stag leaping to escape hunters or leaping to its death in preference to being hunted down. Another version refers to a stag that eluded an entire generation of hunters, always leaping and vanishing at the last moment.