Handwritten 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap 750 ml
Located just east of our hometown of Yountville, the Stags
Leap District is set against the volcanic palisades of the Vaca Mountains. The
District’s afternoon marine winds act as an air-conditioner to cool the warmer
air radiating off the bare rocks surrounding the hillside vineyards.
The grapes for our 2014 Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon are
sourced from one of the highest elevation vineyard blocks in the region. The
site’s volcanic rocky hillsides and hard clay sub-soils offer low fertility,
giving us the classic Stags Leap’s tiny berries with deeply concentrated
flavors from which the region has drawn its fame.
The wine is deep purple in color. The forward flavors of
purple flowers such as violets and irises naturally combine with damp earth.
The core of the wine is sweet ripe fruit; mulberries and blackberries as well
as elderberries. Our 2014 Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon is supremely balanced
with well-integrated tannins, density and a finish that seems to never end.