Inky, opaque AF and a beautiful shade of deep purple. The nose of this Napa Cabernet is quite pronounced. I get aromas of blackberry, cassis, eucalyptus, oak, black plum and ripe blueberry compote. The palate is delicious, if a touch young. Dry with medium (+) tannins that are a bit green and youthful. Medium (+) acidity, full body and a caressing melange of black fruit, oak, the intriguing eucalyptus, licorice and that jammy blueberry note. The fruit flavors are very distinct and primal, this wine will meld over time and develop tertiary notes. The whole package of tannins, acidity and fruit are balanced but not in unison just yet. I would drink this 91 point wine till 2030. I am pairing it with grilled Hanger steak, roasted potatoes, asparagus spears and some Peruvian spiced veggies. For $48, it gets 4 stars from me. Salut….
Stags’ Leap 125th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California
04 Friday Mar 2022