Stags' Leap 2014 Estate Twelve Falls
A proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Merlot, the 2014 Twelve Falls is an elegant and powerfully rich red wine, with layers of dark fruits. Aromas and flavors of blueberry, blackberry, holiday baking spices, and savory dried herbs, along with white pepper, and a beautiful freshness, all come together in the glass. The mouthfeel is silky and delicate despite the powerful flavors and finishes with tremendous length and finesse. Reflective of the estate’s ability to combine power with elegance, this wine will continue to meld beautifully together in the cellar.
94 Points, James Suckling
"This is very of-the-region with the
Stags Leap District spice, wet earth
and dark berry character. Full body,
yet linear and tight with plenty of
structure and depth. Already
fascinating to drink but better in
2020." - James Suckling
Established in 1893, Stags’ Leap Winery is one of the oldest wine estates within the acclaimed Stags Leap district, continually producing wines expressive of its unique terroir. With an enduring winemaking philosophy of minimal intervention, and by using the finest grapes from our own 80-acre vineyard and from quality-focused growers, Stags’ Leap wines embody a natural balance, exhibiting both intensity and finesse. During the rainy season, small “falls” cascade down the Stags Leap palisades, which are the backdrop to the estate. On any given winter day, the winery staff have counted up to twelve visible falls at one time.
Crafted as an ode to our own Stags’ Leap Winery Estate Vineyards, Twelve Falls is a red blend that beautifully mimics the varietal composition of these plantings. Year after year, the blocks surrounding the historic Manor House produce 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petite Sirah and 10% Merlot fruit, and the elegant Twelve Falls is a perfect reflection of this assemblage. This tribute red blend showcases a barrel selection of estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and Petite Sirah from Block 4. This hand selected Petite Sirah block consistently produces fruit most expressive of the varietal’s classic floral, spicy and blue fruit characteristics.