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    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California

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    • WE94
    • RP94
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 94 Wine Enthusiast, 91 Wine Spectator, 91 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 120008

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2009 CASK 23 combines the signature perfume notes of FAY vineyard with the structure and minerality of S.L.V. The wine offers enticing high notes of Bing cherry, red fruit, cassis and anise. The palate is broad and expansive with intense black cherry, blackberry and cassis flavors along with pleasing vanilla and toasted oak accents. The wine has a beautiful texture with silky tannins, vibrant acidity and a long, persistent finish. Serve CASK 23 with spice-rubbed prime rib, braised veal chops or seared black pepper-crusted Ahi tuna steaks.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 Estate is dark rich and intensely satisfying. Layers of dark fruit flow effortlessly from this big, textured Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2009 possesses gorgeous mid-palate depth and stunning overall balance, especially relative to other recent vintages. This is a super-impressive showing. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029.
    Rating: 94+

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    A big, vital wine, mouth-filling and dense, with plenty of weight and volume, and deep flavors of earth, chocolate, blackberry and sweet currant. The cool ’09 vintage has resulted in this version of Cask 23 being lighter in alcohol and tighter than others like the 2008. It’s not quite as fat or immediately accessible as those vintages, but it is very fine, and should reward at least 10 years in the cellar, although you can certainly drink it now after a few hours in the decanter.

    94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Shows impressive elegance, refinement, detail and complexity, with subtle currant, dried berry, dried herb and cedar notes, ending with a long graceful finish. Drink now through 2024.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Bright ruby-red, the most saturated of these 2009 cabernets. Good floral and herbal lift to the aromas of currant, black cherry, soil and underbrush. A step up in pliancy of texture and depth, with good vinosity giving shape to the middle palate. Finishes with rather suave tannins, a whiff of herbs and sneaky persistence. Still, this is less expansive on the back end than the better vintages of past years from this winery.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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