This Cabernet Sauvignon, with its supple tannins and black cherry fruit flavors, is a pure expression of the world-famous Stags Leap District appellation. The 2005 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in the Bordeaux style by carefully blending 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 5%Merlot.
Bursting with ripe red and black cherry and berry fruit, dark chocolate and tobacco leaf. Touches of smoke, brown sugar, clove and dark fruit hint at the complexity that proper aging will bring. The palate lives up to the promise of the nose with loads of sweet cassis, black cherry and berry flavors. Well-integrated tannins are firm but silky, balancing the weight of the rich fruit perfectly for a velvety, full-bodied wine that drinks beautifully now and can be kept 10 - 12 years.