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2000 Hartwell Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery; Consignor is original owner

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93Wine Enthusiast

... A myriad of flavors cascades over the palate: cassis, blackcurrants, black cherries, white chocolate, spiced plums and dried herbs. So rich and decadently ripe, it’s almost a dessert wine. The tannins are completely soft and melted.

90Wine Spectator

Packs in lots of ripe, rich flavors, with tiers of currant, plum, blackberry and mocha-scented oak and hints of dusty herb and cedary oak. Finishes with ripe, supple tannins and good length.

90Stephen Tanzer

Aromas of cassis, dark chocolate, tobacco, mocha and menthol. Nicely concentrated and sweet, with varietally accurate flavors of cherry, licorice, graphite and tobacco leaf. Plush and creamy yet holds its shape nicely.


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.


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.