Cabernet Sauvignon

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

RRP £1,250 (case of six)

The Napa Valley Vintners association has this to say about the 2017 vintage: “Mother Nature throws curve balls; winemakers catch them”. Winemaker Marcus Notaro considers 2017 the most challenging vintage of his career. The baked, aromatic-clay tannins of the SLV come through here, and there’s plenty of fruit, but like the other 2017s it’s not to be opened for at least 5 years and probably 10. It’s balanced and fresh with with that classic dark fruit and savoury tapenade notes but it might have just come out of the barrel (and this glass was poured 2 hours ago). Huge potential but there are many vintages to open before this

Score

Wine Details

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

14.5%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2027 - 2040

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Sub-region

Napa Valley AVA

Area

Stags Leap District AVA

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Adam Lechmere, Guy Woodward

UK Stockist

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