Our 2015 is to impressive not to revisit. A tantalizing nose of mixed berry compote, blueberry jam, ginger molasses cookie and root beer introduces this gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon, picking up notes of sage, graphite, brown sugar, and a touch of earthiness. Round, weighty and well-structured with juicy black cherry flavors and layers of toast, cedar and French roast coffee, the wine comes to a mouthwatering conclusion with lush tannins and lovely barrel spice finish. This stunning Stags Leap Cabernet will reward cellaring for another three to twelve years. A rich slow-simmered cassoulet would make pairing you wont soon forget. This elegant, deeply colored wine has the structure to be the highlight of a dinner party. A rich slow-simmered cassoulet would make pairing you wont soon forget
Following several years of drought, February delivered much-needed rain to the vines. Budbreak occurred early in 2015 due to warmer than normal temperatures in late winter and early spring. Warm temperatures and abundant sunshine June through October led to good growth the rest of the season, an early harvest, and very high-quality, balanced fruit.
The berries were hand harvested at night, carefully sorted, and destemmed to tank, where fermentation took place. Then, the wine was racked to 100 percent new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 27 months prior to bottling.