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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2007
Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2007
(search item no. 109862)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1997 The Wine News rating: 96 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petite Sirah, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot.

Cabernet has always been a mainstay in the winemaking program at Stags' Leap Winery. Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a combination of estate fruit and grapes from select Napa Valley growers. Much of the estate vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon where deep, well-drained, loamy volcanic soils make this a perfect place to grow Cabernet. The fruit for this wine was hand-picked in small bins and each lot was fermented separately in a combination of open and closed top fermenters to maximize concentration and extraction in the finished wine. The wine was aged in 100 percent French oak barrels (50 percent new) for 24 months, and the final blend was assembled one year into the aging process to give the wine a chance to marry before bottling.

Vivid aromas of red and black fruit characteristically introduce the wine. The palate emphasizes balance, with firm, round tannins and a complex finish that features a variety of notes from leather, espresso and chocolate.

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About Stags' Leap Winery:

A fashionable country resort in the mid-twentieth century, popular with Hollywood due to its 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens, legends of bootleggers and gangsters, ghosts and gypsies, Stags' Leap has been home to three major family groups up through the modern revitalization of the winery that began in the 1970s.

Stags Leap Manor, as it was called in the 1920s, was known as one of the prominent country retreats in the Napa Valley at a time when resort and spa business was big. In addition to lodging and dining, amenities included lawn tennis, swimming, horseback riding, children's activities, golf, music, cards, a library, and Napa Valley wines and liquors (prior to and after Prohibition).

An intimate valley within the greater Napa Valley, Stags Leap is a place of natural beauty, storied buildings and gardens, a lively history, and a reputation for elegant wines showing finesse and intensity.