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2016 Hall Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

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September 25, 2022 - $125

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RATINGS

97Jeb Dunnuck

...ripe, incredibly sexy bouquet of blueberries, blackcurrants, ripe tobacco, loamy earth, and dark chocolate. More spice and floral notes emerge with time in the glass...full-bodied richness and depth, sweet tannins, awesome purity of fruit, and a great finish...

96James Suckling

...wonderful polish and finesse. It’s all here, caressing your palate with currants and dark chocolate and pine nut undertones. Extremely long.

95The Wine Advocate

...expressive scents of baked black cherries, warm mulberries, cassis and wild blueberries with touches of garrigue, wild sage and tilled soil. Full-bodied, the palate has a firm structure of grainy tannins and lively freshness lifting the densely laden black fruits to a long, herb-lifted finish.

93Vinous / IWC

...rich, layered and super-expressive. Dark cherry, plum, spice, leather and chocolate all develop in this attractive mid-weight Cabernet Sauvignon...

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District

Stags Leap District AVA in southern Napa Valley has a storied history. It is home to Stag’s Leap Cellars, whose 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon won the famous Judgment of Paris blind tasting that included several of Bordeaux’s most exalted First Growths. Vineyards were started in area in the late 19th century, but the district’s rise in prestige started in the late 1960s when Nathan Fay planted Cabernet Sauvignon. Fay later sold his estate to Warren Winiarski, founder of Stag’s Leap Cellars. The district was given its own AVA designation in 1989, and today there are 1,400 vineyard acres. The AVA is especially notable because it was the first in the U.S. to be granted AVA status based on terroir. Its distinctive soils is a mix of volcanic soils, river sediment and loamy clay-like soil. Because the soils don’t retain water well, vineyards in Stag’s Leap tend to grow fruit with great intensity and flavor. Cabernet Sauvignon accounts for 95% of the grapes planted in Stags Leap.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.