Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
|Appellation||Stags Leap District|
Wine EnthusiastFrom a steep, densely planted estate vineyard, this is a lilting regional example of well-integrated oak in support of black raspberry, licorice and chalky clove. Silky tannins mark it most, providing a balance to the fruit and a pronounced, entirely delectable bite of black pepper on the finish.
Wine SpectatorDelivers a rich and massive, yet elegant, core of extracted dark berry, mocha, loamy earth, black licorice and dried herb. Impressively elegant, with diverse and developing flavors. Drink now through 2028. 1,133 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Stag's Leap District is not surprisingly the most Chateau Margaux-ish wine of the group of Pine Ridge Cabernets, with streamlined, restrained fruit flavors, but ripe with mulberry, black cherry and blackcurrant. It's elegant, yet substantial, in a medium-bodied, pretty style of wine. Drink over the next 10-12 years.