2014 Stags Leap Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon MagnumCabernet Sauvignon from United States
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"The story of CASK 23 began 40 years ago, during the harvest of 1974. Back then, the winery enlisted the help of celebrated winemaker André Tchelistcheff. As he tasted throug...
- 94-96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 94-96 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
94-96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The top of the line 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 is a blend of fruit from both the Fay and S.L.V. vineyards. The silky tannins and perfume of Fay seem to be especially prominent in the 2014 at this stage. This is an especially polished Cask 23, with polished tannins, notable density and fabulous overall balance.
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars follows up their brilliant 2013s with a set of compelling 2014s. Winemaker Marcus Notaro has done a brilliant job in coaxing all of the magic hidden in these historic Stags Leap sites. Readers who haven't tasted these wines in a few years owe it to themselves to do so."
94-96 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 Estate-Grown is a big-time winner with great fruit, terrific texture, full body, sensational purity and plenty of blue and black fruits interwoven. The amazing thing about all of these wines is that no oak shows through whatsoever, although I suspect the percentage of new oak is relatively high. That’s an example of the extravagance and richness of the fruit that the winery is achieving. Again, purity, harmony, complexity and individuality are hallmarks of these wines. Drink this 2014 Cask 23 over the next 25 years."
94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Glorious aromas of blacberries and blackcurrants follow through to a full body, ultra-fine tannins and an alluring finish. It shows such polish and verve. Try it in 2020, but it's already a show to taste. Shows the pedigree."
"The story of CASK 23 began 40 years ago, during the harvest of 1974. Back then, the winery enlisted the help of celebrated winemaker André Tchelistcheff. As he tasted through various lots of new wines from that year, one lot from S.L.V. was so beautiful and deliciously distinct the winery decided it should be bottled separately. It was named CASK 23 for the large wooden cask in which it was aged. Today, the wine is a blend of the most distinctive fruit from the S.L.V and FAY vineyards, resulting in a wine of extraordinary depth and richness balanced by restraint. Over the years, CASK 23 has become one of the most highly regarded and collected wines worldwide." -Winery
94-96 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
94-96 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box|