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2021 Stags Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon "The Leap"

Stags Leap 2021 The Leap

Winery: Stags Leap Winery

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Leap"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petite Sirah, 3% Malbec & 1% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stags Leap

State or country: CA

Price: $120

Cases produced: 3,467

KWG Score: 95 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: February 14, 2024

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags’ Leap Winery opens with a blackberry and black cherry bouquet with hints of rose petals, cola, and a touch of red currant. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with integrate medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, very smooth, concentrated, and rich. The flavor profile is a very tasty black currant and black licorice blend with notes of graphite and blueberry. We also detected hints of black tea, oak, and black cherry. The finish is dry, and its well-managed moderate tannins build-up and last for a very long time. The Tasting Panel would pair this Cab with a Roy's prime rib roast. We also feel you can just sip this one on its own by the fireplace. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The Leap is always a glorious representation of the distinctive personality of our estate vineyard and this 2020 vintage is no exception, with incredible dark ruby, violet-colored intensity, and saturation, leading to a robust nose with a bounty of red and dark berry fruit aromas. Notes of black cherry, blackberry, and dark plum easily come through alongside perfumed hints of delicate wild lavender. The palate has a plethora rich dark berry fruits with richness and vibrancy. A classic example of Stags Leap District Cabernet with exuberant bramble berry fruit flavors of ripe black cherry, black raspberry and plum, alongside perfumed notes of cola nut, root spice, forest floor and ground espresso on the finish. Big, rich, and plush with multi-layered attractiveness, this Cabernet is full-bodied and elegant with depth of structure and firm, chewy tannins. Secondary notes of graphite, mocha and bittersweet dark chocolate follow through on the lengthy and savory mouthwatering finish. Incredibly pleasing upon release, while also demonstrating the opulence and grace of the estate, hallmarks of this wine, allowing for aging beautifully over time for the next ten to twenty years.

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