Die Geschichte des Spitzenweins von Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars mit dem Namen CASK 23 begann 1974. Dem legendären Winemaker Andre Tchelstcheff ist ein besonders gutes, größeres Faß aufgefallen. Der Wein war so wunderschön und köstlich, dass entschieden wurde, das Faß separat abzufällen. Sie ahnen es schon, es war das Faß Nummer 23, also Cask 23. Noch heute wird der Wein aus den besten Chargen des S.L.V Vineyard und des Fay Vineyard vinifiziert, jedoch nur in den besten Jahrgängen. Cask 23 ist bis heute ein historischer, gesuchter Napa Valley Klassiker, der in keinem Sammler-Keller fehlen sollte.
|Im Weinkeller:||100% Edelstahltanks und 100% Malolaktische Gärung, 21 Monate in neuer Französischer Eiche (96%)|
|% vol Alk:||14,5|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||The story of CASK 23 began during the harvest of 1974. Back then, the winery enlisted the help of celebrated winemaker André Tchelistcheff. As he tasted through various lots of new wines from that year, one lot from S.L.V. was so beautiful and deliciously distinct the winery decided it should be bottled separately. It was named CASK 23 for the large wooden cask in which it was aged. Today, the wine is a blend of the most distinctive fruit from the S.L.V and FAY vineyards, resulting in a wine of extraordinary depth and richness balanced by restraint. Over the years, CASK 23 has become one of the most highly regarded and collected wines worldwide. Vineyards & Winemaking CASK 23 is a tale of two vineyards that come together in a harmonious blend. For the 2013 offering, 45% of the fruit is from S.L.V. (blocks 2B, 3B, 2A, 4) and 55% from FAY (blocks 8C, 3B, 2A, 5A, 7A). Specific blocks within these adjoining ranches provide distinct attributes to the wine. Vines planted in volcanic soils on the eastern hillsides of S.L.V. and FAY give CASK 23 its structure, concentration, spicy intensity and elegant tannins; those grown in the alluvial soils in the middle and lower sections of the two vineyards add vibrant fruit flavors, a supple mid-palate and perfumed aromatics. Each lot was vinified and aged separately in small French oak barrels for 21 months, allowing the characteristics of each block to develop, while adding subtle spice notes. In the latter stages of aging the lots were blended, becoming one in CASK 23. Vintage The 2013 harvest was Winemaker Marcus Notaro’s first at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. He describes the vintage as a winemaker’s dream. “I couldn’t have picked a better vintage to start with,” he said. “This was one of the most even vintages I’ve ever experienced, giving ultimate quality and uniform ripeness.” A dry winter and spring were followed by warm weather in May/June that turned to moderate, if not cool, temperatures in July/August. The grapes colored up quickly and evenly; a nice sign that the grapes would finish off ripening in a uniform manner. A four-day heat spike in early September hastened ripening of some grapes, but there was an immediate return to moderate conditions and near perfect weather for the rest of September and early October. The varietals ripened one after another and the blocks ripened evenly. This allowed the fruit to be picked at the right time for each block and gave ample time in the winery to bring out the best characters for each lot. Tannins are ripe and soft and the wines are full of fruit. Wine The 2013 FAY Cabernet Sauvignon offers inviting aromas of blackberry, cinnamon and violet along with hints of clove and nutmeg that carry over onto the palate. The wine has a soft, plush texture with fine-grained annins that meld with the signature bright red cherry notes of the vineyard, leading to a lingering finish. Try pairing this estate-grown Cabernet with prosciuttowrapped pork tenderloin, braised short-ribs or roast chicken with fried sage.|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur/Inverkehrbringer:||Wein Wolf, Königswinterer Str. 552, 53227 Bonn|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Stags' Leap Winery, 6150 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558|
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