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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars SLV Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars SLV Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 77437)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $99.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 95 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 Decanter rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

During this wine's youth, we suggest coaxing its aromatics and flavors to the fore by gently swirling it in the glass, to increase the exposure to oxygen. Swirl and then savor the welcoming scents of dried rose petals, smoke, and sandalwood, followed by hints of green olive, date, black pepper, and cedar. This rich array is echoed in the mouth, which fills with flavors of vanilla, olives, sandalwood, and black cherry. The wine's complexity continues to unfold as the finish slowly, gracefully recedes. Time will take this wondrous wine to even greater heights. For now, pair it with penne tossed with roasted eggplant and late summer heirloom tomatoes, generously topped with shaved Parmesan cheese, or a skirt steak marinated in garlic-spiked olive oil, then grilled over wood.
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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."