Taste Profile: Full red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: Napa Valley, California, USA
Winery: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Sight: Deep purple
Nose: Dark chocolate, currants, dates, liquorice, baking spice
Palate: Blackcurrants, wild berries, vanilla, complex, silky
ABOUT THIS WINE
Founded in 1970, Stags Leap Wine Cellars is the winery that won the Cabernet Sauvignon competition in the 1976 Judgement of Paris, and is still considered a Napa Valley first-grown estate.
S.L.V., also known as Stag’s Leap Vineyards, is the winery’s first vineyard. Planted in 1970, this vineyard achieved international fame when three-year-old vines from the 1973 harvest produced a wine that stunned the wine world when it bested some of France’s greatest wines in a 1976 blind tasting known as the “Judgment of Paris.” Today, this history-making vineyard continues to produce wines with layers of complexity, spicy intensity and excellent structure—promising long life and ageability.