Sunday, January 24, 2010

Stag's Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

This is the second bottle a friend of mine brought back to the UK from a recent trip he took to the USA. It's a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stag's Leap district in the Napa Valley, which was apparently the first appellation ever designated as an AVA.

Stag's Leap Winery is not to be confused with Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, whose wine topped the list of entrants in the red category at the famous Judgement of Paris tasting in 1976.

We all felt this wine was fabulous. Above all, it was balanced. It wasn't big or overblown, but instead restrained. Fruity but also slightly creamy, with a long, long finish. Very Bordeaux-like I thought, as opposed to say an Australian or Chilean Cabernet. Really good stuff. Not cheap, but you're not going to find Cabernet Sauvignon like this for much less.

Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Stag's Leap District AVA, Napa Valley, California
~$50 USD

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