2017 Stag’s Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley: Stags Leap District
Leap of Faith
We have come to the conclusion that our collaborators at Grand Napa are not only purveyors of extraordinary Napa Valley wines, but also true loyal spies. Resisting our Spartan approaches to interrogation, they did not budge in revealing the top secret fruit source that makes this Cabernet SO exceptionally delectable. Well, Stags Leap District is a small AVA with only a handful premium vineyards that are famous enough to require an NDA for such sworn secrecy… Working backward, certain select hillsides easily command $250+ a bottle from here, while this was originally priced at $125 sans a celebrated name attached.
And we are able to offer such a stunner to you for UNDER $50?! That’s deep Operatives, truly deep.
A black as midnight opaque core, with a gleaming purple-ruby circumference. Generous touch of expensive new oak with abundant floral and fruity aromas captivate on the nose. Gobs of boysenberry, cassis, and figs are seemingly seeped in vanilla, with freshness and silky finesse to spare on a palate expression to die for. Layered and complex, with a textural etherealness on a seamlessly long finish. Filet mignon seared to an ideal medium-rare, with a potato and porcini gratin is how we envision the perfect pairing, while many other dishes would be honored to be served alongside this distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Wine Spies is privileged to have been granted first access to this brand-new release that is destined to sell out. How a wine so classy is accompanied by a shocking 60% savings can only be explained by the covertness behind the label, by swearing to confidentiality regarding the source, its grace is defined and delivered to you on a golden platter at a fraction of its true intrinsic value. Collectors and drinkers, we can hear your cellars begging for this by the case.
A black as midnight opaque core, with a gleaming purple-ruby circumference.
Generous touch of expensive new oak with abundant floral and fruity aromas.
Boysenberry, cassis, and figs seeped in vanilla, with freshness and silky finesse.
Layered and complex, with a textural etherealness on a seamlessly long finish.
Filet mignon seared to an ideal medium-rare, with a potato and porcini gratin.
What the Winery Says
- Dwight Bonewell
- 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
- Stags Leap District, Napa Valley
- 0.5 g/L