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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2009
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Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This vibrant wine offers a pleasing tropical nose of orange blossom, grapefruit, lychee and peach. On the palate the wine has a juicy, fruit-driven entry with lively acidity and flavors of guava, honeyed tangerine, juicy Comice pear, Kaffir lime and a mineral edge. The citrus notes mingle with sandalwood spice and linger on the energetic finish.

Pair this wine with mild Thai curries or shellfish pasta with shallot and white-wine broth.

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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."