Good deep medium ruby. Brooding aromas of black cherry, licorice, mocha, menthol and tobacco. Densely packed but tightly wound, hinting at dark fruits and mint. In a distinctly muscular, almost tough, style for Stags Leap cabernet, but has a solid kernel of fruit and plenty of energy. Made by consulting enologist Celia Welch from a steep, rocky vineyard, this wine is currently dominated by its structure.