92 POINTS | Decanter Magazine
Stags Leap Wine Cellars are known for their sensational red releases (particularly their cabernet which put them on the world stage after beating top Bordeaux wines in a blind tasting in 1976) and their reds are some of the most collected in the US market.
This 2017 release is a rich and brooding release with flavours in the dark berry / plum spectrum. Cabernet Sauvignon dominant and with extended ageing in mostly French oak, this wine also shows subtle spicy notes, smooth tannins and fresh acidity. Highly recommended.
Decanter Magazine writes "A more affordable pick here from the world-renowned Napa Valley winery. This has a delicious chocolate-cherry nose followed on the palate by a rich and sumptuous texture giving cool, menthol-laced blue and black fruit flavours – blueberries, plums and blackcurrants alongside floral touches of violets. It’s deep, dark and brooding but not at all heavy. Long length and mouthcoating tannins."