EXTRAORDINARY/SUBLIME! GREAT VALUE!
“Savory and rich, this wine’s intensity displays the influence of the volcanic soils in the Stags Leap District, near the southern end of Napa Valley. The traditional black fruit flavors of cabernet are here, unfolding on the palate like an intricate plot line in a psychological thriller, one new revelation after another. The alcohol is a bit high, but the fruit carries it well. And don’t let the vintage scare you off: Though Napa Valley was hit hard by wildfires during the 2020 harvest, the damage was mostly at the northern end of the valley. The bottle I tried showed no hint of the ashy flavors from smoke taint. Given the price cabernet from Stags Leap District can command, this merits a “Great Value” designation. “