Cabernet Sauvignon

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, SLV Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

RRP Av £90

This the first vintage made by Michael Silacci, who was winemaker from 1995 to 2001 (when he left to join Opus One). Black aromatic fruit on the nose with topnotes of sweet gumdrops – this is primary fruit still. The  palate is fresh and intense, with more primary fruit and then slightly cooked maraschino cherry; the tannins are young and fresh with superb grip at the moment. What a serious foodie wine!  Powerful, with a velvety mouthfeel (the famous Stag’s Leap “iron hand in velvet glove”) and amazing grip at end. What a great wine

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

13.6%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2020 - 2030

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

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