Curry, sandalwood, fresh tobacco leaves and cocoa powder come through on the
nose, with the broad, sweeping mid-palate giving way to mixed blue, red and
black fruit. A perfect example of what makes the Stags Leap District so special.
"Stags Leap Cabernets are traditionally described as "an iron fist in a velvet glove," and that aptly applies to this wine. At first, it's seductively smooth, with lush blackberries, black currants and creme de cassis. Then the tannins attack, as well as a steely minerality, and you realize the wine wants some time in the cellar. Drink 2017-2023. Cellar Selection "