Stag's Leap SLV Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Ste Michelle Wine Estates

  • 103962QC-STK
  • Red
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2008
  • 750 ml

Stag's Leap SLV Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Ste Michelle Wine Estates

  • 103962QC-STK
  • Red
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2008
  • 750 ml

Availability: 8.00000000

$205.00

Available format

Unité 2/CS 3/CS 6/CS 12/CS
8 case(s) in stock

Detailed info

Wine description

Stag's Leap SLV Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Ste Michelle Wine Estates
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Tasting notes

The 2008 S.L.V. is the 35th vintage since the 1973 S.L.V. won the Paris Tasting in 1976. This rich and generous Cabernet Sauvignon opens with crushed blackberry and ripe plum aromas, accented by notes of anise, fennel and cedar. Full-bodied and supple, the wine fl ows smoothly across the palate. The wine’s texture is reminiscent of enjoying a dark chocolate covered caramel with sea salt. Dark fruit and spice linger on the fi nish.

Producer

STE MICHELLE WINE ESTATES

Vinification and aging

Malolactic fermentaton in stainless steel tank. Ageing 19 months in French oak barrrels (84% new).

Terroir

The rock outcropping that forms the eastern boundary of the estate, the Stags Leap Palisades, sheds debris in the form of volcanic rhyolite and tuff, which is carried to the valley floor where it mingles with the deeper subsoil made up of Bale loam formed from ancient river sediment.

Vintage

2008

Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

Colour

Red

Country

UNITED STATES

Region of production

California

Sub-Region

Napa County

Appellation

Napa Valley AVA

Scores and awards

95

WE

pts
90

WA

pts