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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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The 2012 CASK 23 combines the signature perfume notes of FAY vineyard with the structure and minerality of S.L.V. The wine opens with pleasing aromas of black cherry, dark plum, espresso and spice. The wine has a rich, ripe fruit entry that leads to a concentrated core of dark fruit (plum, black cherry, dried currant). The palate is expansive, coating the whole mouth with rich fruit, full and sweet tannins and lingering flavors mocha and black tea. Serve CASK 23 with grilled New York steak, prime rib with au jus, or black pepper-crusted Ahi tuna steaks.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Stags Leap District
Brand Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine SpectatorDeftly balanced and well-proportioned, exhibiting a mix of complex currant, blackberry, black licorice and dried herb flavors. Ends impressively, with a subtle, expansive aftertaste that probes the nuances of Cabernet. Drink now through 2028. 5,900 cases made.

James Laube, November 15, 2015
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Wine EnthusiastEditors' Choice. Thick and dense, with managed tannins and a nest of oak, this marquee wine offers classic insight into the Napa Valley. It's weighty and somewhat smoky, with a lurking sense of minerality and balance. A powerful grip gives way on the lengthy finish to satisfying end notes of coffee and toffee.

Virginie Boone, December 31, 2015