Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

2013

We source this intense, elegant wine from our four estates in Stags Leap District. We harvest the vineyards by hand in the cool night hours and age the wine in new French oak. The wine displays ripe black and red fruit characters with hints of cocoa powder and black licorice, and it stands up well to rich, roasted lamb or dark chocolate truffles.

93/pts - Wine Advocate

92/pts - Wine Enthusiast

90/pts - Wine Spectator

Size
750 ml
Add To Cart
$140.00
 
SKU: PRCSST13Q
Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

TASTING NOTES

Tasting Notes
Powerful and complex, this deep garnet wine offers alluring aromas of ripe black cherry, red raspberry and rich dark plum that mingle with layers of cocoa powder, cassis and black licorice. The entry is lush and silky, filling the mouth with bright flavors of strawberry preserves and red currant that lead into touches of creamy vanilla toast, dried sage leaf and maple-brown sugar on the impeccably structured finish, supported by smooth, velvety tannins.

Production NOTES

Production Notes
2013 was an ideal seaon in Napa Valley, with dry conditions and a long, sunny summer, allowing even ripening and yielding exquisite, balanced fruit. The fruit for this wine was harvested at an optimal level of ripeness in early October. The berries were hand-harvested at night, carefully sorted and destemmed to tank, where fermentation took place. Then, the wine was racked to 100% new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 26 months prior to bottling.

Vineyard NOTES

Vineyard Notes
The Stags Leap District’s moderate temperature, influenced by the San Pablo Bay, leads to slow, even fruit development throughout the growing season. The majority of our 47 acres across four estate vineyards in this region are densely planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals on steeply-terraced hillsides with Bale clay-loam soils, producing very low yields of intensely flavored grapes.

Food Pairings

Food Pairing Notes
A classic, meaty dish, such as a roasted lamb loin with grilled vegetables and Romesco sauce, makes a fine partner for this multilayered, powerful bottling. This beautiful wine is equally enjoyable after dinner alongside dark chocolate truffles or a creamy, soft cheese like La Tur, an Italian cheese made from pasteurized cow’s, goat’s and sheep’s milk.

Wine Analysis

  • VINTAGE
    Vintage
    2013
  • VARIETAL
    Varietal
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • COOPERAGE
    Aging
    Aging in 100 percent new French oak barrels enhances the complex intensity of this memorable wine.
  • WINEMAKER
    Michael Beaulac
  • APPELATION
    Appellation
    Stags Leap District
  • ALCOHOL
    Alcohol %
    14.9