Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Napa Valley

This is one of those wines that gets into the back of your head. It has a lovely lifted nose of very ripe black... David Lawrason - LCBO, SAQ, BCLDB
996405
Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Napa Valley Bottle
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Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Napa Valley 90 4 $49.95
David Lawrason http://www.winealign.com/profile/466-David-Lawrason

This is one of those wines that gets into the back of your head. It has a lovely lifted nose of very ripe black...

John Szabo, MS http://www.winealign.com/profile/3333-John-Szabo%2C-MS

Clean, classic Napa Valley cabernet character with dark smoky black berry fruit, noted but balanced wood influence...

Michael Godel http://www.winealign.com/profile/35-Michael-Godel

The model of consistency vintage to vintage and head to foot. Runs black cherry in its veins with nary a cut, scrape...

Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
California, Usa

$49.95 (996405)

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This is one of those wines that gets into the back of your head. It has a lovely lifted nose of very ripe black raspberry, oak, dried mint/rosemary, oak resin and some animal character. It's full bodied, brawny, dense and garrulous. Quite hot and tannic and not yet integrated. But the complexity and reach of the flavours are very promising. Here’s a cabernet I would love to have in my cellar. Best 2016 to 2020+. Score: 92 (David Lawrason, WineAlign.com, Apr 2012)

90 pts
4
April 28, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is one of those wines that gets into the back of your head. It has a lovely lifted nose of very ripe black...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Clean, classic Napa Valley cabernet character with dark smoky black berry fruit, noted but balanced wood influence...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The model of consistency vintage to vintage and head to foot. Runs black cherry in its veins with nary a cut, scrape...

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Adam
Adam

A beautifully polished wine - complex nose, deeply textured and harmoniously balanced palate of black fruit, woodsy and herbal components and a seemingly endless finish. It's pricey, but delivers.

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