Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California
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.
Wine & Spirits - "More about structure than flavor when first poured, this opens over the course of a day to delicate, refined lemon and passionfruit character. Wood cushions and balances the fruit, seeming to lengthen it as the wine stretches out. For roast sea bass with chanterelles."
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Winery
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." View all Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Wines
About Napa ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just grated an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
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5 ratings, 1 with reviewJ Maccord - Portland, OR47/4/2013jjl - San Francisco, CA41/25/201351/5/201359/22/2012
chainavawongse - Mount Juliet, TN46/5/2012
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Good wine. Taste and look like a Chardonnay rather than a Sauvignon Blanc. We tasted oak and mineral along with nice full-flavor summer fruits (citrus, pear, and lime). It's a full-body Sauvignon Blanc.Related ProductsThis ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon offers inviting aromas of red currantand cranberry mixed with hints of vanilla and dried herbs. On ...The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 24 months to fully integrate its tannins and structure. It is ...
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Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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