2015 Stags’ Leap The Leap Estate Grown Cabernet
Wine maker notes:
Seven miles north of Napa, lies their century-old, 240-acre estate. The Leap Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of the most expressive barrels from select blocks on the historic property. With exceptionally well-drained volcanic soils, these blocks produce a long-lived wine that exemplifies both richness and elegance and speaks to the unique terrior of the Stags Leap District.
“The 2015 The Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is made up of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon with 6% Petite Sirah and 2% Petit Verdot aged in 50% new French oak for 20 months. It has a very deep garnet-purple color and reveals notions of crème de cassis, Black Forest cake and redcurrant jelly with suggestions of camphor, forest floor, pencil lead and cigar boxes with a touch of rose hip tea. The palate is full-bodied with a firm, grainy backbone and loads of red fruit sparks lifting the rich, black fruit layers to a long invigorating finish. 3,700 cases produced.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate