Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "SLV" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Napa Valley - California, USA

750ml / 14.5% ABV 

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

  The 2014s are not yet in bottle. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V. Estate-Grown has a dense purple color, a big, sweet kiss of crème de cassis, licorice and spring flowers. It is full-bodied, opulent and not far off the high standard achieved by the 2013. This is a full-bodied, voluptuous wine that should drink beautifully for the next 20-25 years. (RP)   (12/2016)

92-95 points Vinous

  A wine of raw, intense power, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V. is incredibly promising. Tasted from the barrel before bottling, the 2014 opens with a beguiling mélange of dark stone fruit, violet, lavender, licorice, and menthol. Beams of supporting tannin give the S.L.V. its energy and vertical sense of proportion. Today, the 2014 looks like it will be slow to come around. All the elements are in place for the 2014 S.L.V. to be a more than worthy follow up to the epic 2013. (AG)   (12/2016)

93 points James Suckling

  Aromas of iron and terracotta buttress the currant and spice character here. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a subtle finish. Tightly wound now — needing at least three to four years of bottle age.  (1/2017)

91 points Wine & Spirits

  The rocky soils at the Stag’s Leap Vineyard produced a 2014 cabernet with a fresh cut to its rich black fruit. Oak dominates the wine until air begins to bring out the detail, taking it toward vinous scents, along with notes of conifer and eucalyptus that add to the breezy freshness. For the cellar.   (2/2018)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

  Estate-grown, this wine is juicy and expansive, with an approachability that makes it instantly pleasing on the palate. Black currant, graphite and dark-chocolate flavors meet brushy dried herb and toasted oak, integrating into a lengthy finish. (VB)   (6/2018)

91 points Wine Spectator

  Presents a harmonious mix of supple dark berry, licorice, spice, cedar, mocha and gravelly earth notes, maintaining a persistent push on the finish, where the flavors are delicate. Best from 2020 through 2030. (JL, Web only-2017) 

The 2015 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon has generous aromas of cocoa powder, black tea, chocolate fudge, and currants. The wine has a rich entry with robust flavors of black fruit and spice along with dusty tannins. The structured tannins, rich fruit, and pleasing minerality point to this wine's ability to age.

Barbecued Tri-tip, mustard-rubbed pork loin, parmesan and black pepper pasta (Cacio e Pepe), or crispy gnocchi with brown butter and sage.

Collections: Our Best Sellers, Red Wine

Type: Red Wine

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