Our Estate is divided into over two dozen individual vineyard blocks. Soil types, clones, rootstocks and microclimates vary from block to block showcasing the diversity of Stags Leap District fruit we have to work with every year. In some harvests we select a specific vineyard's grapes for individual bottling. We are proud to introduce Tomahawk Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon that comes from a specific block of 9 acres. Long before California's statehood, the Wappo Indian tribe thrived in what would be Napa County. Artifacts left behind by these resilient native people have been found in our area. This label is a tribute to those who preceded us on this bountiful land. This wine offers the fruit intensity and elegance appreciated by lovers of Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon. We are sure you will enjoy this very special bottle.
The color is deep burgundy with intense purple hue.
On the nose, this wine is a prime example of what deems the 2007 vintage so stellar. Black cherry, floral, cassis, cocoa, vanilla -this wine is explosive aromatically.
In the palate it is full bodied with muscular tannin structure, yet still has the elegance and smoothness one expects from Stags Leap District.
"Impressive for its stylish delivery of ripe, fleshy black cherry, plum and wild berry fruit. Full-bodied, yet elegant and polished in texture, finishing with black licorice, cedar-laced oak and nutmeg infused tannins, yet the flavors flow through nicely. Best from 2012 through 2023."
"The delicious, dark ruby/purple-colored 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Tomahawk Vineyard offers up aromas of black currants, cedar and flowers. Medium to full-bodied and elegant, it is a quintessential Stags Leap Cabernet to drink over the next 10-15 years."
The Wine Advocate
"Lush and smooth this is a Cabernet to drink now for its fantastic depth and captivating deliciousness. It's dry and tannic, with major flavors of blackberries, blueberries, currants and cassis, framed in smoky oak. Feels important and classy all the way, although it could use just a bit more acid bite for complete balance."
"This has the supple, layered richness of finely ripened Stags Leap District cabernet. The fruit is as dark as blackberries in a pie, but the wine doesn't feel hyperripe. That fruit shows enough intensity and perseverance to handle the significant oak treatment, which reads as black walnut for now, needing time to meld into the wine."
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