Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

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1973 S.L.V.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • “I just watched Bottle Shock and for the first time realized how great the early seventies Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabs were. I ran a restaurant back then and drank them all the time. For years I have told wine friends how great they were but until the movie, everyone thought I was not quite sure. I still remember the first sip being a velvety smooth taste, not striking or bitter or even a bite, but silky smooth, I am not an expert but I will remember that taste forever. Thanks so much.”
  • – Steve Gallick
  • June 09, 2012
  • “I had granddaughters and male companions over for dinner. I Have a collection of wine from the early 1970s, I picked one out, and opened it the cork broke and my wife and and family enjoyed it. A day later I called customer service to complain about the bad cork. To my surprise I found out we had drank a 1973 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, the most famous wine in California wine history, it was very good. What a thrill.”
  • – Karl Kramoris
  • February 23, 2011
  • “Tasted blind at the Paris Tasting 30th Anniversary Recreation: “Extremely youthful crimson with hint of brick only at the rim. Very subtle but not especially intense. Hint of oyster shells. (Or do I make this Broadbentian comment just because I’m sitting next to him?) Lovely lift. Really racy. Still some tannin, old fashioned tannin, no tannin management here but great integrity and life. Could be Bordeaux. Very different flavours to wine 3 [Heitz] though similar structure. Neat finish. Could be Bordeaux.” 18(of 20pts) Drink til 2010 and beyond. ”
  • – Jancis Robinson
  • May 25, 2006
  • “Tasted Blind at the Paris Tasting 30th Anniversary Recreation: “Ruby color with slight brick at edge. Fresh-tasting black cherry and red berry, plus complex spice, leather and beef bouillon notes. Balanced: slightly creamy texture. Should be fine for five more years.””
  • – Linda Murphy
  • May 25, 2006
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