Cellar for up to 30 years. Decant 2 hours before serving. Stag’s Leap is synonymous with exceptional Napa Cabernet thanks to Warren Winiarski who gave up an academic career to study winemaking under Robert Mondavi. In 1976 Winiarski’s young project became world-famous after the Judgement of Paris tasting. A panel of respected French wine critics voted his Cabernet Sauvignon 1973 to first place, above many top Bordeaux producers like Chateau Haut-Brion and Chateau Mouton-Rothschild.
The 2018 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon has generous aromas of violet, plum dark fruit, cocoa dust and graphite. On the palate the wine has a rich, gravelly structure with pure fruit, dusty tannins and a long, savory finish. The tannin structure, dark fruit, and pleasing minerality point to this wine’s ability to age.
Enjoy with dirty rice and andouille sausage, birria beef tacos, or mushroom ravioli with arrabiata sauce