Processing Your Order...

Search for ""

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Flat front label of wine
Flat front label of wine

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
  • WS91
0% ABV
  • RP96
  • WS95
  • JD97
  • V96
  • RP96
  • W&S95
  • WE94
  • JS94
  • WS93
  • RP99
  • W&S96
  • WE92
  • WS90
  • RP96
  • D95
  • WS93
  • WE93
  • RP92
  • D90
  • RP94
  • WE94
  • WS91
  • WE97
  • TP95
  • W&S92
  • RP93
  • WE92
  • W&S92
  • CG92
  • WE91
  • CG90
  • WS95
  • WS93
  • WE92
  • WE95
  • RP90
  • RP96
  • WS92
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $166.99
Try the 2014 Vintage 264 99
166 99
166 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Tomorrow
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
Add to Cart
1
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
My Wine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Rate for better recommendations
(256 characters remaining)
Cancel Save

0.0 0 Ratings
0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

CASK 23, our proprietary bottling produced only in particularly meritorious vintages, is drawn entirely from S.L.V. and FAY, our estate vineyards in the Stags Leap District. Over the years, we've learned that certain blocks and sub-blocks within these properties consistently yield grapes of exceptional quality. The choice of which grapes will go into CASK 23 is far from automatic, however. Even within sub-blocks of proven greatness, the quality of fruit varies from year to year and from vine to vine. We pick and vinify in small lots, then carefully monitor each lot's development. The effects of aging, the toast of the barrel, even the barrel's location in our caves all help determine whether a promising lot lives up to its full potential. Once the most impressive lots are identified, then comes the challenge of deciding which ones to use, in which proportions, to create the most beautiful expression of this particular vintage.

Now, in its youth, the wine boasts subtle, yet richly complex, aromas: a heady combination of caramel and brown sugar, cedar and sandalwood, dark plums and black cherries, rosemary and bergamot. On the palate, the smooth entry opens to flavors of dark stone fruits and cassis, black olives, cloves, and vanilla, which extend through the lingering finish. This is a wine that can easily age for a decade and beyond. Decant an hour beforehand if you want to enjoy it now with lamb medallions in Cabernet-black olive sauce or caramelized-onion tarts with a side of braised endive.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WS 91
Wine Spectator
View More
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

View all wine
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Napa Valley, California
Video of 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."

NDF257155_2000 Item# 61851