2016 HALL Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - Vineyard Partners
"...the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stag's Leap is an opulent, incredibly sexy, polished, silky wine that grows on you due to its pretty, elegant, layered style. Plums, blueberries, hints of graphite and white flowers flow to a seamless, full-bodied barrel sample that doesn't put a foot wrong. Readers looking for elegance and nuance in the Napa Cabernet should latch on to this."
94-96 Points - The Wine Advocate, Lisa Perotti-Brown
"A barrel sample, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags' Leap reveals a deep garnet-purple color and nose of crushed black cherries, blackberry preserves and cassis with hints of pencil shavings, menthol and baker's chocolate. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and seductive, it has a plush, fine-grained frame and plenty of freshness to support the generous fruit, finishing long on a refreshing minty note."
Medium purple in color, this wine has delicately perfumed notes of blackberry, sweet oak, baking spice and violets. The palate has opulent and silky dark fruit juxtaposed with a firm tannic grip. The luscious fruit on the palate reveals layers of acidity and minerality.
THE STAGS LEAP DISTRICT IS A PARTICULARLY unique appellation in the Napa Valley. It is bound on the east by the Stags Leap Palisades, on the west by rolling hills and the Napa River, on the north by the Yountville Cross Road, and on the south by flatlands. Distinctive soils and the dramatic marine influences of San Pablo Bay produce fruit that is well ripened yet still possessing a balancing vibrant acidity.