2016 Stags Leap Winery Cabernet SauvignonBlend from United States
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The 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is plush and inviting, with an enticing array of brambly blackberry fruit along with raspberry sorbet notes alongside nuances of lifted ...
- 94 Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate
- 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 91 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
94 Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 5% Merlot and 5% Rhone 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.
93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
This is very melted and round with a linear line of acidity running through it at the same time. Medium to full body and fine tannins. Bright and focused.
91 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
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.
The 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is plush and inviting, with an enticing array of brambly blackberry fruit along with raspberry sorbet notes alongside nuances of lifted violet, allspice, sweet cinnamon, clove, cedar and crushed bay leaves. On the palate, the dark berry fruits proliferate with blackberry, plum and cassis, but there are also savory elements showcasing light herbal notes and earth, giving this Cabernet a classic depth and elegance. Seamlessly integrated oak and refined tannins provide a smooth mouthfeel and add layers of complexity, all wrapping up with a lengthy textured finish. Incredibly approachable and pleasing upon release, this wine is sure to impress and pair well alongside many culinary treats. - Winery
94 - Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate
93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
91 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather|