2010 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2010 Black Label Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is smooth, rich and generous – a Stags Leap District wine that offers multiple layers of the well-known “Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove.” Classic aromas of raspberries and cherries, dried black figs, hints of oak and minerals and fresh cinnamon leaves create an expectation of flavors that do not disappoint. On the palate this wine is big in every way. Sweet black cherries, chocolate, clean earth, hints of bay leaves and a balanced lingering finish reminds us of what we mean when we say “Napa Valley Cabernet.” The aging in 100% French, 60% new, for 18 months only enhances this balanced wine.
93 points in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The saturated ruby/purple-tinged 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label exhibits beautiful aromas of creme de cassis, licorice, graphite, flowers and a hint of barrique in addition to rich, full-bodied, intense fruit. Layered and complex with medium to full body, this elegant, but authoritative wine is a brilliant Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that is also fairly priced. Drink it over the next 20 years..."