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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 113195)
collectible wine

Tasting Panel rating: 95 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $169.00

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
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:

The 2008 CASK 23 combines the signature perfume notes of FAY vineyard with the structure and hints of minerality of S.L.V. The nose begins with enticing aromas of violets, dark berries, fresh grated nutmeg and mocha mint that lead to a luscious palate. Vibrant blackberry and black cherry fl avors mingle with hints of cola, espresso and dark chocolate. Bright and lively, this Cabernet has great fruit density and a silky texture.
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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."