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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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750ml
$224.95

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The 2013 CASK 23 combines the signature perfume notes of FAY vineyard with the structure and minerality of S.L.V. Aromas of black cherry, cola, currant and ripe figs begin the nose of this rich and opulent Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is full of black fruit (black plum and black cherry) and blueberry flavors that lead to an intense, lingering finish with a touch of cocoa. Food pairings: Grilled New York steak, prime rib with jus, or black pepper-crusted Ahi tuna steaks.
Wine Advocate
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The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 ratchets up the level of complexity, richness and density. Magnificent floral notes intermix with blueberry, blackberry and cassis, and there is no hint of new oak. A full-bodied opulence on the palate, great purity and personality make for a prodigious example of Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 30+ years. Kudos to Stags Leap Wine Cellars.

Robert Parker, December 30, 2016
Wine Enthusiast
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This is a rich, peppery and generously tannic and full-bodied expression of the grape, both powerful and brimming in grace. Soft and mellow on the midpalate, it builds up ripeness and texture toward the finish, ending with a satisfying bite of graham cracker and chocolate.

Virginie Boone, February 1, 2017
Wine Spectator
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Showing a harmonious presentation of spicy oak and rich berry, this is elegant and refined. Slow to uncoil, revealing subtle flavor nuances of earth, herb, currant, olive and underbrush. Best from 2019 through 2029. 3,900 cases made.

James Laube, November 15, 2016