2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Intricate layers of black/red berries, mineral, graphite, and spring flowers.
Almost black with a brick red rim. The nose soars out of the glass with layers of acacia flowers, succulent black and red fruits and plenty of classic Stags Leap graphite. The palate is broad with lush raspberry fruit and ripe tannins mingled with mineral and earth in a long, expansive finish. Juicy. Rich. Ripe. Complex. Delicious.
Style: Full, Bold
Flavors: Blackberry, Graphite, Mineral, Raspberry
Remember Lot 189 Stags Leap Cabernet? This wine is the 1,000 cases the winery originally held back for their own brand - they ended up selling the winery, and we couldn't resist picking up this fantastic wine. Their blend was just under the 85% Stags Leap Appellation rule, and the final result ended up being 75% Stags Leap District, 20% Spring Mountain District, and 5% from the broader Napa Valley designation. The wine was bottled in June 2012, and has benefited tremendously from the additional bottle age.