Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars


2006 S.L.V.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Planted by the Warren Winiarski family in 1970, S.L.V. achieved international fame when three-year-old vines from the 1973 harvest produced a wine that shocked the wine world by besting some of France’s greatest wines in a 1976 blind tasting known as the “Judgment of Paris.” Today, this history-making vineyard continues to yield wines of multi-layered complexity, structure, and spicy intensity.

Vineyards & Winemaking

Located in the heart of what is now the Stags Leap District, S.L.V. soils are made up, in part, of volcanic earth which contributes the “fire”- like qualities of great structure, concentration, and intensity. The vineyard has undergone a gradual, decade-long replanting program. This year’s blend is composed primarily of fruit from blocks 1A and 2A. Planted in the early 1990s, they are now in their peak growing years and producing fruit of outstanding character.

Tasting Notes

A sweet, rich perfume of Bing cherry, blackberry, cassis, and rhubarb leads to savory aromas of licorice, cedar, truffles and toasted almonds. Similar flavors coat the palate with additional notes of cocoa powder and vanilla. The wine is generous in character and framed by silky, smooth tannins.

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Appellation:
Napa Valley
Blend:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol:
14.5
pH:
3.80
Total Acidity:
0.56g/100ml
Barrel Aging:
24 months
100% French Oak
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