THIS IS A 1.5 LITER MAGNUM BOTTLE. DOUBLE THE WINE COMPARED TO YOUR STANDARD 750ML BOTTLE.
Immerse yourself in a seamless blend of intensity and finesse with the 2017 Stags' Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A reflection of Napa Valley’s unique terroir, this Cabernet Sauvignon brings together the elegance of the valley floor with the intensity of perfectly ripened fruit.
Born from a challenging yet rewarding vintage year, this wine boasts a stunning combination of beautiful fruit and an unparalleled concentration of flavors. The yields might have been low, but the results offer a rich complexity layered with highly saturated colors.
Christophe Paubert, Stags' Leap winemaker, hand-selects the finest grapes, mirroring the unique expression found in the estate's own vineyard. Grapes from the cooler southern part of Napa Valley lend the wine its distinctive focus and character.
The initial weeks in the wine's life were meticulously guided under Christophe's watchful eye to ensure optimal maceration and extraction. The blend matured in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for 20 months, preserving freshness and highlighting the fruit's expressive nature.
This Cabernet Sauvignon exudes a captivating bouquet of wild blackberry and fresh black currant, flanked by delicate floral notes of geranium and violet. Undertones of caramel, sweet cinnamon, cardamom, and black pepper spice resonate, courtesy of the thoughtful oak integration.
On the palate, juicy blackberry, cassis, and strawberry are met with hints of sweet tobacco, brown spice, and bittersweet chocolate, providing a rich charm and fullness to this Cabernet. The effortlessly integrated oak and cocoa-powdery tannins shape a plush mouthfeel, adding layers of complexity, leading to a satisfyingly textured finish.
Scored 92 points by Wine Enthusiast, this Cabernet Sauvignon is a delightful crowd-pleaser that pairs superbly with various cuisines. With an expressive and inviting profile, the 2017 Stags' Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon promises a memorable wine experience.
92 Wine Enthusiast
"With small amounts of Merlot and mixed reds, this wine is thick in tannin and bright in red fruit, with complementary characteristics of graphite, clove and cedar. An elegant midpalate of balanced weight lens to a soft, graceful finish." - Virginie Boone, October 2020
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Aging:100% French oak barrels (37% new) for 20 months
Fruit:91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3.5% Malbec, 1.5% Petit Verdot