Fess Parker Addendum Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
One of the standouts, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District has a terrific sense of elegance and purity as well as medium to full-bodied richness, classy black cherry and blackberry fruits, plenty of spice and floral notes, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's going to drink nicely for 15 years or more.
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Stag's Leap District) is soft pleasant and easygoing, with no hard edges and fine balance. Dark fruit, mocha, spice and new leather all flesh out. The 2017 is not super complex, but it is also not marked by the aggressive tannins found in some of the other vineyard designates. The 2017, from the Clos du Val estate, is a fine debut.
Sizable tannin and oak add to the breadth and intensity of this appellation wine, aged 25 months in 100% French oak, 60% of it new. Currant, clove and toasted notes accent a full-bodied style and weight, with flecks of crushed rock and stone.