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1997 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
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About Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Winner at the 1976 Judgement of Paris, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars showed the world that Napa Valley wine could compete with the best of France. Today, Stag's Leap continues to produce premium estate Cabernet Sauvignon from its winery in Yountville, California. Cask 23, the flagship wine, is a blend from the prized S.L.V. and Fay vineyards.

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1997 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Producer: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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Smooooth
08/07/2000
by amontillado27
Plummy toasty nose. I always loved this producer as the wines drink well young and are exceptionally balanced.
Big American Classic
08/07/2000
by wineguy13
What I've always liked about Stags Leap is the "breeding." This is an American classic - lots of fruit, but also well honed structure.
Big Stuff
08/07/2000
by spyke
Always did like big, fruit driven Cabernet from Napa. Around the house though, all they pour is some light thing from Gaillac. This is more my speed!

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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