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2016 Stags Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

Stags Leap 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Stags Leap Winery

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 5% Merlot & 5% Other

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: 60,500

KWG Score: 93.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: January 2, 2020

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags' Leap is impressive. It opens with a black olive and black currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a very tasty black currant and oak blend with notes of black cherry. I also detected hints of black tea. The finish is dry and its mild tannins drift away nicely. This Cab is showing very well right now. I would pair it with a filet mignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: 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.

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