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MALK CABERNET SAUVIGNON, STAGS LEAP DISTRICT NAPA VALLEY 2013
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has slightly more opaque purple color than the 2012, beautiful bluer-fruit characteristics, with black raspberries, blueberries, slightly more concentration and greater raw materials. Nevertheless, it’s full-bodied and capable of 15 or more years of aging potential with its terrific purity and symmetry. This is a sleeper producer, and I’m happy to have tasted them. Both wines tip the scales at 14.5% alcohol.
This is a dense, juicy and satisfying wine from start to finish, featuring finely textured, soft tannins around remarkable structure. Cinnamon and clove persist through wilder elements of pencil lead and ripe cassis, showing the appellation's propensity for hitting you from one side with power, and from the other side, ever so discreetly, grace.
NVWE Notes: This gutsy young Cab pushes-forth a dense perfume of Amarena cherry, Maraschino cherry, red currant, Cassis, blueberry and black raspberry fruit swathed in a blanket of black olive, black peppercorn, cola, clove, cedar, tobacco, baking spices, dried sage and laurel. There is an impression of heady richness on the mid-palate, where the darker fruits hold center stage and tannic grip shows up to blunt the wine’s sweet-natured character. The finish is a juicy blast of black currant, black cherry, mulberry, pomegranate molasses, cola, black olive, mocha, licorice root, dried herbs and tobacco. Expect at least five years of steady growth for this bold effort. 572 cases made.