2018 The Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

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Total $95

Beautifully evolved texture, well-integrated oak, and a finely structured finish add additional layers of complexity to this wine.

Dark Fruit 
Savory Thyme

Black Plums
Ripe Red Cherries

ABV 14.5%

Vintage 2018

Composition 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Pairs well with beef short ribs and lamb tangine

Hills to the west and east of the Stags Leap District allow the passage of special breezes from the bay into the interior of the region, making this small but renowned AVA slightly cooler at night than other area in the valley. The subtle climate variation and the appellation’s famously unique soils of old river sediments and heavy loamy clay, help provide for the low vigor vines and robust yet elegantly balanced wines of this District’s famed three square miles.

Pts. Wine Spectator "Vibrant plum and blackberry puree flavors race through in this ripe and fresh offering that is laced with violets and anise through a finish supported by a graphite spine. Textbook vintage profile. To be released November 2021. Drink now through 2032. 790 cases made." - J.M., Wine Spectator, October 31, 2021