Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 40493
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • ST92
  • W&S92
  • RP91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WN96
  • WS92
  • 1996
  • WE92
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Winemaker's Notes

1998 was a different kind of vintage at Stags' Leap Winery. The weather was cooler than normal through the spring and into the summer months. The Cabernet Sauvignon that resulted had a linear structure supporting spicy, big, red-fruit characteristics. Winemaker Robert Brittan fermented the grapes in small lots, many with open tops. Hand-punching of the caps during extended maceration produced good color and tannin extraction.

After fermentation, Brittan aged the wine in medium-toast French Alliers oak barrels for 23 months. Clove, anise and red cherry aromas are drawn into concentrated, spicy, red berry, red cherry, cassis and red plum flavors with complementary flavors of liquorice and cinnamon-clove.

Learn About Stags' Leap Winery Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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