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2017 Stags Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon "The Leap"

Stags Leap 2017 The Leap Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Stags Leap Winery

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Leap"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon & 5% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stags Leap

State or country: CA

Price: $115

Cases produced: 3,365

KWG Score: 94 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: December 3, 2020

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags’ Leap is Excellent! It opens with mild graphite and black currant bouquet with hints of oak, black cherry and Oreo cookie. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, very smooth and a little juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty mineral influenced black currant and black cherry blend with notes of nicely integrated oak. We also detected hints of black tea and blackberry. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins build-up and last for quite some time. The Panel suggested pairing this gem with a well-marbled ribeye or a grilled butterflied leg of lamb. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Our 2017 “The Leap” is a classic Stags Leap District Cabernet, exhibiting blackberry, raspberry and black currant aromas on the nose, along with subtle baking spice notes of cinnamon, dark chocolate and espresso. The palate comes through with interweaving layers of blackberry, deep plum and black currant, alongside delicate nuances of mocha, espresso, graphite and black pepper spice. The mouthfeel is powerful and rich, with depth and structure, full of velvety round tannins and a long, lingering mouth-watering finish.

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