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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars SLV Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars SLV Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 119268)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $119.00

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
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:

Rich and inviting, this Cabernet Sauvignon offers powerful blackberry and black cherry aromas with hints of cigar box and spice. The black fruit carries over onto the palate and is accented by notes of anise, mandarin orange, violets and cassis. The tannins are smooth and fine-grained, allowing the wine to flow smoothly across the palate. The wine has great acidity and a persistent fruit-driven finish.

Serve S.L.V. with a dry-aged porterhouse steak, grilled game or a wild mushroom tart.

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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."