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Date Printed: 11/24/2014
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
(search item no. 85421)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $134.99

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:

2002 CASK 23 is a wine of tremendous power and grace. Its inky, ruby-red color only hints at the intense, concentrated aromatics and flavors that follow. Complex flavors of red berries, black stone fruit, and cassis stand out against a backdrop of cinnamon, Indian spice, and earthy forest floor notes.

Perfectly balanced with a luscious, velvety mouthfeel, well-integrated tannins, and a long, oak-sweetened finish, this seductive wine promises years of aging potential.

Envision a well aged perfectly marbled rib eye steak, accompanied by roasted young potatoes and grilled endive. Add a glass of our 2002 CASK 23 and you've got a delectable evening meal appropriate for any special occasion.

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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."