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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 1994
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 1994
(search item no. 24142)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $126.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2010 Decanter rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Tasting Panel rating: 95 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

To experience CASK 23 is to go on a great journey, showing to perfection the greatness of the land from which it comes. CASK 23 is made only in exceptional vintages from the best lots from our S.L.V. and FAY Vineyards. Although FAY and S.L.V. are adjoining, subtle differences in terroir express different fruit characteristics. S.L.V. offers complex, multilayered Bordeaux-like fruit elements. FAY vines produce radiant berry perfumes and voluptuous flavors. The perfumes of CASK 23 evolve like an aromatic landscape; truffle, black currant, allspice and sandalwood beguile through layers of roasted herbs, violets and rose petals. The entry is at once imposing and round. Deep, concentrated flavors reflect those in the aroma, resting on a podium of elegant, fine-grained tannins. The utmost care is taken in the vineyard and the cellar in crafting CASK 23. The result is a stunning addition to our CASK 23 portfolio.
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About Stag's Leap Wine Cellars:

Considered one of the "first growths" of Napa Valley, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars produces renowned Cabernet Sauvignon from its historic Stags Leap District estate vineyards. Founded in 1970, the winery brought international recognition to California winemaking and the Napa Valley when the 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon won the now famout 1976 Paris Tasting, also known as the "Judgement of Paris." Stag's Leap Wine Cellars' three estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignons - CASK 23, S.L.V. and Fay - are among the most highly regarded and collected Cabernet Sauvignons worldwide. The wines are fashioned to express richness balanced by elegant restraint, an approach often described as "an iron fist in a velvet glove."