1992 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Proprietary Red Wine
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 96
  • WS 92
  • CG 91

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 1995
All of the other current and up-coming releases are outstanding. The 1992 Cask 23 (as of November 16 there were still magnums and 750 ml. formats available at the winery) boasts a dense black/ruby/purple color and a... All of the other current and up-coming releases are outstanding. The 1992 Cask 23 (as of November 16 there were still magnums and 750 ml. formats available at the winery) boasts a dense black/ruby/purple color and a knock-out bouquet of black fruits smoke chocolate and licorice. Like all Cask 23's it is exceedingly easy to drink with a voluptuous texture fabulously rich expansive sweet (from extract not sugar) flavors and silky tannin in the finish. It is not as concentrated as the 1991 but at this level who cares?
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2003
Mature, dark red garnet color, with mature herb and currant aromas. Smooth and supple in texture, a graceful, elegant style that slowly unfolds to reveal a deep core of earthy currant, olive, cherry, coffee and tobacco... Mature, dark red garnet color, with mature herb and currant aromas. Smooth and supple in texture, a graceful, elegant style that slowly unfolds to reveal a deep core of earthy currant, olive, cherry, coffee and tobacco flavors. Intensity builds on the long, complex finish. --'92 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now through 2008. – JL
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, April 2010
Not unlike the previous wine in structure, but much more classic in its delivery of ripe cherry fruit tinged with notes of cola, caramel and an elusive hint of dried flowers that is the patina of successful bottle aging... Not unlike the previous wine in structure, but much more classic in its delivery of ripe cherry fruit tinged with notes of cola, caramel and an elusive hint of dried flowers that is the patina of successful bottle aging, this one is maturing now and will peak in the next few years. It gets it points for current drinkability.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 1992

Winery

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Founded in 1970, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is the winery which won the Cabernet Sauvignon competition in the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris.

The Stag’s Leap Vineyard (S.L.V.) was planted in 1970 on soils predominantly volcanic in nature and contribute multi-layered structure, concentration and spicy intensity - often referred to as the “fire” elements. This vineyard produces wines with complex black fruit and berry character, excellent structure and complexity, promising long life and ageability. Today, the property includes roughly 35 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and 1.5 acres of Merlot.

The Fay Vineyard adjoins the S.L.V. and is where the story of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars began. Established by pioneering grape-grower Nathan Fay in 1961, it was the first planting of Cabernet Sauvignon in what is now the Stags Leap District. The vineyard was purchased by the winery in 1986 and named in his honor.

Fay’s soils, more alluvial in makeup, yield more of the “water” elements of softness, perfume, and rich berry qualities. It produces fruit with an abundance of supple red and black berry character, voluptuous perfume and a luscious, fine-grained texture. The 66-acre vineyard is planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon with a half-acre of Petit Verdot.