Stags' Leap Winery Estate The Leap Napa Cabernet 2018 Rated 96JS
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James Suckling Review
Beautiful aromas of currants and crushed strawberries with flowers and cedar. Incense, too. Full-bodied with firm, well poised tannins that show tension and form. Long, flavorful finish. Needs time to soften. Same level quality as 2016? Better after 2023.
Wine Tasting Notes
The Leap Cabernet Sauvignon captures the distinctive personality of our estate vineyard and the outstanding vintage, which crafted a wine of deep color intensity, a multilayered mouthfeel and deep, pure, richness. This wine is classic Stags Leap District Cabernet, offering blackberry and black cherry aromas on the nose, along with subtle sweet baking spice and savory notes from the beautiful oak integration. On the palate, there is elegance, balance and complexity, showing ripe juicy blackberry, black cherry and black plum. On the incredibly lengthy finish, you find hints of chocolate, dark cocoa, mocha and black pepper spice. With fine grained mouth-pleasing tannins, this Cabernet exhibits the iconic power and intensity that have become synonymous with Stags' Leap estate wines and drinks beautifully, representing the opulence and grace of the estate.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon