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Exclusive Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags' Leap from the newly designated Coombsville AVA. This 93+ point wine is the perfect addition to any holiday table. Only available from Stags' Leap.
Pauillac-like, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from Coombsville displays oodles of earth, forest floor, cedar wood, fruitcake, and plenty of blackcurrant and smoky notes. It is rich, full-bodied, and capable of lasting another two decades or more. In fact, I would try to keep it in the cellar for another 3-4 years before drinking it." - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, December 2016.
Winemaker Christophe Paubert has always admired the Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from Coombsville for its concentration and fresh aromatics. Year after year the appellation yields some of the most concentrated and distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley, and the 2012 vintage marked the inaugural release of this small-lot bottling. This wine captures a pure expression of Napa’s southeastern corner and its unique elevation and cooler terroir. The majority of the blend comes from Garvey Vineyard, and long-standing relationships with some of the most highly regarded growers in Coombsville ensure this wine exemplifies the excellent structure, concentrated fresh flavors and significant tannins of this celebrated appellation.
The 2013 vintage began with a warm, dry spring that brought early bud break and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. With no surprises throughout the growing season, temperatures were consistently favorable and even, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and started ripening. The overall dry season made for an early and condensed harvest, and was ideal for producing a fresh Cabernet Sauvignon.