Stags' Leap Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Stags' Leap Winery|
Station Plaza Wine
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 5% Merlot and 5% Rhône varieties aged in 37% new French oak for 20 months. Deep purple-black in color, it opens with crushed blueberries, black cherries and cassis with touches of yeast extract, beef dripping, bay leaves and cedar with a waft of lilacs. Medium-bodied and wonderfully elegant in the mouth, the palate reveals fantastic energy with a firm, grainy frame and long, mineral-laced finish. 60,500 cases produced.Drink Date: 2018-2034.
Moving to the reds, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is outstanding and has the classic, pure style of the vintage front and center. Revealing a saturated purple color as well as lots of blue fruits, chocolate, spring flower, and damp earth characteristics, it's medium to full-bodied, has fine tannins, and outstanding length. This cuvée is 96% Cabernet and 4% Merlot, aged 20 months in 37% new French oak.