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Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Stags Leap District
Alcohol
14.7%

94/pts – Wine Enthusiast
93/pts – Wine Spectator

Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet

2012 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

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$170
/ 750ml

As a part of the Napa Valley Vintners’ upcoming Open The Cellar promotion we’ve been asked to pick a wine that means the most to us.

Winemaker Michael Beaulac picked the 2012 Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon due to its deeply rooted connection to the history and culture of the Napa Valley region.

We are selling very limited quantities of this wine, for a limited time. Buy a bottle today while supplies last.

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Tasting Notes

Flaunting an opaque ruby hue in the glass, this wine offers a lush bouquet of ripe red cherry, red raspberry and plum aromas that dance beneath layers of cinnamon sugar, sweet sage and licorice. The entry is plush and silky, filling the mouth with flavors of cherry preserves, red currant and ripe blackberry fruits that lead into hints of vanilla toast, crème brûlée and lavender soda on the impeccably structured, lingering finish, supported by fine, velvety tannins.

This exquisitely refined bottling of our Stags Leap District Cabernet would make an excellent accompaniment to robust meal, such as a roasted rack of New Zealand lamb or grilled hanger steak with mushroom risotto. Additionally, it would pair beautifully with Zamorano, an aged sheep’s milk cheese from Spain.

94/pts – Wine Enthusiast
93/pts – Wine Spectator

Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Stags Leap District
Alcohol
14.7%

Vintage Notes

The Stags Leap District’s moderate temperature, influenced by the San Pablo Bay, leads to slow, even fruit development throughout the growing season. The majority of our 47 acres across four estate vineyards in this region are densely planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals on steeply-terraced hillsides with Bale clay-loam soils, producing very low yields of intensely flavored grapes.

Winemaker Notes

With consistently mild temperatures throughout spring and summer, 2012 was a stellar vintage in Napa Valley, allowing slow, even ripening and yielding exquisite, balanced fruit. The fruit for this wine was harvested at an optimal level of ripeness in early October. The berries were hand-harvested at night, carefully sorted and destemmed to tank, where fermentation took place. Then, the wine was racked to 60% new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 18 months prior to bottling.

Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Stags Leap District
Alcohol
14.8%
Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet

2015 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

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$140
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Deep ruby color is a signature of our Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon. Exotic aromas of sandlewood, espresso, brown sugar, and licorice combine with sweet ripe fruit. Concentrated and rich, and redolent with flavors of plum, black raspberry, black currant, and cola. The texture is velvety and creamy. Leathery tannins and juicy acidity frame the structure of this balanced, delicious wine.

Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Stags Leap District
Alcohol
14.8%

Vintage Notes

The Stags Leap District’s moderate temperature, influenced by the San Pablo Bay, leads to slow, even fruit development throughout the growing season. The majority of our 47 acres across four estate vineyards in this region are densely planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varieties on steeply terraced hillsides with Bale clay-loam soils, resulting in very low yields of intensely flavored grapes.

Winemaker Notes

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.

Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Stags Leap District
Alcohol
14.4%

93+/pts – Wine Advocate

Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet

2016 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

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Pencil shavings, dark plum, coffee, hazelnut, bing cherry, and cinnamon graham cracker aromas jump from the glass. The sweet, ripe entry reveals toasty oak and rich layered flavors mimicking the aromas. The fruit carries through to the finish, which is long, spicy, and brooding. This is an elegant wine to enjoy now or save and watch it develop further.

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93+/pts – Wine Advocate

Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Stags Leap District
Alcohol
14.4%

Vintage Notes

The Stags Leap District’s moderate temperature, influenced by the San Pablo Bay, leads to slow, even fruit development throughout the growing season. The majority of our 47 acres across four estate vineyards in this region are densely planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varieties on steeply terraced hillsides with Bale clay-loam soils, resulting in very low yields of intensely flavored grapes.

Winemaker Notes

The 2016 harvest marks the fifth great vintage in a row. Although it was another drought year and yields tended to be a bit lower, the quality was very high. The year started out hot, then became cold, then turned hot again, and October began one of the heaviest rain seasons this region has seen in many years.

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.

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