Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 / 750 ml. | Item #: 40419

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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Critical Acclaim

WS95 Wine & Spirits December 1, 2015

"Warren Winiarski planted this benchland site in 1970, a parcel adjacent and just to the south of Nathan Fay’s vineyard, which produced the grapes that had initially attracted Winiarski to this place at the rim of the Stags Leap escarpment. As it turned out, the soils at S.L.V. were different, primarily volcanic. The vineyard is best known for having produced the wine that won the Paris Tasting of 1976 — from vines then three years old — and this latest vintage is a window into how that might have happened. The 35-acre site is planted to cabernet sauvignon, today at a range of ages; the oldest block, a five-acre hillside, dates to 1972 (there’s a small block of merlot that did not go into this wine). Aged in 100 percent new oak, S.L.V. has the density of flavor to completely absorb the oak and its tannins, transforming that espresso-roast scent into layers of dark and savory flavors of fresh black fruit. Even as the flavor is saturated and the texture supple, it feels airy and seamless, a wine of finesse and elegance rather than weight." (95 pts.)

RP92+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 30th Oct 2014

"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V. Estate Grown is a beauty. A layered, lush, Pomerol-inspired Cabernet Sauvignon, it offers up notes of Christmas fruitcake, forest floor, underbrush, plums and red and blackcurrants. Sweet tannins, a succulent, fleshy mouthfeel, beautiful concentration and texture, and a long finish result in a sumptuous, irresistible mouthful of Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy it now and over the next 10–15 years." (92–94 pts.)


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SKU 40419
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon
Country United States
Region California
District Napa Valley
Product Location - Location-Appellation Stags Leap District
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume N/A
Brand Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2012
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Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
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Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Primary Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Occasion Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Sweetness Scale N/A
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