2012 Stags Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon "The Leap"
Winery: Stags Leap Winery
Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Leap"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Stags Leap
State or country: CA
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 95 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)
Review date: March 6, 2016
Wine Review: This dark violet colored Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stags Leap district is Excellent. It opens with a fragrant black currant, blueberry and vanilla oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and rich. The flavor profile is a delicious blueberry with notes of black cherry and mild oak. I also detected faint minerality and a touch of black currant. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins and flavors are beautifully extended. This Excellent Cab is impressive. Enjoy it fireside with someone special. It would pair nicely with a ribeye steak. Enjoy – Ken!
Winemaker Notes: Rich, refined and extraordinarily elegant, our 2012 The Leap is fruit driven with concentrated flavors of blackberry, black cherry, black plum, cassis and cranberry. The fruit intensity is dense but remains fresh throughout the long finish, and is enhanced with notes of black pepper, cedar, coffee and cocoa powder. Though satisfyingly evolved in its youth, this standout vintage showcases impactful, fine tannins telling of its longevity.
Organic status: not organic
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