- 95 Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, Robert M. Parker Jr.:"Celebrating its 40th anniversary vintage, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Stag’s Leap Vineyard (S.L.V.) Estate-Grown may be one of the all-time great offerings from Stag’s Leap Vineyard. It’s not easy to say after 40 years of achievement, but it is certainly a candidate for one of the finest Stags Leap Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons ever made, particularly under this moniker (We have to exclude the Cask 23 and the Fay Vineyard.) Opulent, with fabulous texture, a dense purple color, great blueberry and blackcurrant fruit with spice and flowers, this is sexy Cabernet Sauvignon that should drink beautifully for another 20 years or more. The balance is sensational."
- 97 Punkte VINOUS, Antonio Galloni: "Graphite, lavender, mint, licorice and plums literally jump out of the glass in the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V. Vibrant and powerful in the glass, the 2013 is endowed with striking nuance for a wine of its size. The wine's explosive energy is compelling, but it will be a number of years before the 2013 is ready to drink. It is pretty magical at this early stage just the same."
|Parker Wine Advocate:||95 RPWA|
|Im Weinkeller:||100% im Edelstahltank und 100% Malolaktische Gärung, 21 Monate in zu 90% neuer Französischer Eiche|
|% vol Alk:||14,5|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of the historic “Judgment of Paris” tasting at which the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon took top honors among the red wines, triumphing over two first-growth and other renowned wines of Bordeaux. The story of The Judgment of Paris brought international recognition to Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, the Napa Valley and the American wine industry as a whole. S.L.V., also known as Stag’s Leap Vineyards, is the winery’s first vineyard and was planted in 1970. The 1973 S.L.V. that won the Paris Tasting was crafted from just three-year-old vines. Today, this history-making vineyard continues to produce wines with layers of complexity, spicy intensity and excellent structure—promising long life and ageability. VINEYARDS AND WINEMAKING As the majority of the 1970s-era vines have aged past their grape-producing prime, they have been gradually replanted, perpetuating the life of this historic vineyard. The wine is primarily a blend of Blocks 2A, 3B, 3A and 1A. Each lot was vinified and aged separately in small French oak barrels for 21 months, allowing the characteristics of each block to develop. In the latter stages of aging, the barrel lots were blended to create this 2013 offering. VINTAGE The 2013 harvest was Winemaker Marcus Notaro’s first at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and he calls the vintage a winemaker’s dream. “This was one of the most even vintages I’ve ever experienced, giving ultimate quality and uniform ripeness,” he said. 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, 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 S.L.V. offers intriguing aromas of dark chocolate, currant, date, licorice and baking spice. The wine is full bodied with layered, complex flavors of black currant, wild berry, graphite and vanilla that lead to a bold, yet silky finish. The wine’s structured tannins, rich fruit, and pleasing minerality point to this wine’s ability to age. Enjoy with spice-rubbed Rib-eye or filet mignon, Osso Buco or a hearty wild mushroom risotto or polenta.|
|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|