2012 Black Label Cabernet
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Our flagship wine continues our commitment to crafting single vineyard and single varietal wines continues with the 13th vintage grown from our Stags Leap District estate vineyard. A new high watermark for the Napa Valley, the 2012 vintage continues to exceed expectations.
94 points in Wine Enthusiast: "Spicy and leathery, this lovely wine unfolds with waves of red and blue fruit, from cassis to huckleberry and blueberry pie. Balanced and elegant, it has a substantive, complex finish, revisiting its black pepper introduction around a finely tuned finale of herb. Enjoyable now, it will take on deeper complexity through 2022."
92 points in Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label is quite pretty in this vintage. Floral and quite lifted for a Stags Leap Cabernet, the 2012 emerges from the glass with sweet raspberries, rose petals, mint and a subtle hint of spices. The style is decidedly feminine and nuanced throughout."
91 points in Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label Stags Leap District offers lots of creme de cassis and spring flower characteristics, a judicious touch of toasty oak, medium to full body and supple, velvety tannins. This lush, heady, classic Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon should drink well for 12-15 years."