Cabernet Sauvignon

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

RRP Av £154

A savoury nose with notes of tapenade. It’s very complex (Cask 23 always aims to marry the darker, dustier, cocoa-and-spice fruit of SLV and the red, perfumed fruit of Fay) with good balance of flavours: real meatiness and savouriness, and such a young wine for a 20-year-old. The tannins, brisk acidity and bright dark fruit give it crunch and punch. Fresh, youthful, intense. This will last for many years yet – it’s ready now if you like your fruit and your tannins fresh (has it found its sweet spot yet?) Winemaker Marcus Notaro aims for this style and potential in his wines: “I love ageability”.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

13.9%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2023 - 2050

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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