...quite a serious nose, opening with classic cassis, warm blackcurrants, blackberry pie, mocha and cedar chest notions along with hints of wild thyme, crushed rocks and cast iron pan plus a waft of cloves. Full-bodied, the wine possesses fantastic mid-palate generosity, with a very fresh, taut structure and loads of mineral sparks, finishing with great length and depth.
...deep, opaque purple color as well as a gorgeous perfume of cassis and black raspberry fruits intermixed with ample dark chocolate, Christmas spice, candied violets, and flowery incense. This rich, powerful Stags Leap Cabernet has full-bodied richness, wonderful purity of fruit, and a concentrated yet also lively, juicy style that stays light and weightless on the palate.
Large, broad-shouldered wine, with waves of cassis and steeped plum fruit wrapped with red licorice and sweet tobacco. Loam and iron notes help drive the muscular finish, with the fruit keeping pace easily.