Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Rich ruby in color, the 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is aromatically beautiful, introducing itself with alluring notes of dark, red fruit and a peppery spice. The aromatics and oak are seamlessly integrated together in this juicy wine, showcasing the ideal amount of blueberry and blackberry flavors. This vintage offers classic lushness and youthful elegance, with tannins that are rich and refined, making this wine a pleasure to enjoy now, but a promise for years of cellar age.
Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec
Wine & Spirits - "This cabernet expresses the restrained ripeness of the 2010 vintage in flavors that are more earthy than fruity: scents of forest floor, the fruitiness of mushrooms, the fineness of the tannins. The finish feels clean, open and airy, with enough space between the tannins to taste the wine's layered complexity. Decant it for roast squab or other dark meated game birds. "
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. View all Stags' Leap Winery 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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