Stag`s Leap Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
This wine opens with vibrant blackberry compote, black cherry and dark chocolate aromas that lead into the signature bright cherry note of the vineyard. The aromas are followed by rich dark berry and plum flavors with enticing hints of French vanilla and sage. On the palate, the wine has a full entry with fine-grained tannins and a smooth texture. Barrel Aging: 19 months: 89% new French oak and 11% previously filled French oak
Each terroir is vinified separately. Long maceration (four to five weeks) using tradtionnal punching down the cap method. All along the fermentation process temperature is maintained below 30°C (86 F). Wines are blended at the end of winter and then aged in oak barrels for 18 months before bottling.
Enjoy this estate-grown Cabernet with braised short-ribs with grilled polenta or roast chicken with tarragon and sage.