Cabernet Sauvignon 93% | Cabernet Franc 4% | Merlot 3%
Release Date March 2009 | ALC. 14.1%
Cabernet has always been a mainstay in the winemaking program at Stags’ Leap Winery. Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a combination of estate fruit and grapes from select Napa Valley growers. Much of the estate vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon where deep, well-drained, loamy volcanic soils make this a perfect place to grow Cabernet.
The 2006 growing season started out slowly with a cool, rainy spring and slightly delayed bud break. Warm summer months kept harvest on track by gradually advancing fruit maturity and the moderate temperatures continued into harvest, allowing the Cabernet to achieve ripeness of flavor and tannin without compromising natural acidity. Harvest progressed perfectly, and aroma, tannin, and flavor profile for this vintage is truly exceptional.