This Cabernet Sauvignon, with its supple tannins and black cherry fruit flavors, is a pure expression of the world-famous Stags Leap District appellation. The 2003 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in the Bordeaux style by carefully blending 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec.
Sweet and smoky on the nose, the 2003 vintage pairs tempting aromas of black cherry, cassis, unsweetened chocolate and vanilla with hints of cedar. The silky, expansive palate evokes a medley of ripe blueberry, blackberry and cherry flavors, woven with brooding notes of smoke and tobacco. Supple tannins highlight a long, full finish, accented by a range of dried currant, white pepper, vanilla and cream. This wine may be enjoyed now or cellared for 10 years or more.