Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, cedar and forest floor get a boost of complexity from hints
of rosemary, gentle fresh herbs, baking spice and vanilla caramel. The wine is deep, dark and intense, yet also signature Stag's Leap Wine Cellars: medium-full-bodied, firmly structured, powerful yet elegant, and with a long, succulent finish. Enjoy it with steak au poivre or grilled duck breast with braised escarole.
"Here's a Cab to put in the cellar. It's big and rich and frankly sensational, just massive in blackberries, currants and sweet dark chocolate. The tannins are fierce, but very fine, and the overall balance is impeccable. Too astringent now, even with decanting, but should easily improve in the bottle throughout the next decade.Cellar Selection."
If you want BIG and BOLD try the cask 23.
Smooth & Supple
Fabulous. Fruit forward, Smooth , and delicious. My guests loved it. I ordered another case the night of my party, as did 2 of my guests.
Big & Bold
I did let this decant for several hours before tasting it. And, as another reviewer said, this can be put in the cellar for years and it will only get better. However, this wine is more than drinkable today. This is not the first Stag's Leap Cab vintage that I have tried. Frankly, I am a fan of this winery. The Stag's Leap 2007 Cab trumps other wines in this price range and many that are more expensive. It has DARK fruit tastes, bold rich flavor, and a slightly earthy experience. The bouquet is wonderful and fills your head like the aroma of baking bread, enticing you sample its subtle complexities. Your mouth waters. It dissipates on the palate like a snowflake slowly melting on a windowsill;lingering just long enough. This wine is a masterpiece to be enjoyed and savored. PS. 2008 was almost as good...give it another year.