Our first release from the 2006 vintage showcases
the wonderful fruit from our Stag's Leap District
vineyards in the heart of the Napa Valley. Core
dark fruit aromas of plums and black cherries
mingle with lively cola, baking spice and cedar
notes. The fruit from the aromas are present in
the mouth as well with rich plum and cherry cola
flavors being framed by vanilla and light oak.
There are nice dry tannins throughout that are
well integrated and provide a long satisfying
finish. This is a well balanced and supple wine
that is meant to be enjoyed upon release but can
benefit from some short term cellar aging.
Was not as good as the cab. sav. and the cork broke apart when I was tring to open the bottle all and all not a great one
Other clarets in a similar price range are more to my liking.