Category: grocery & gourmet food > wine beer & spirits > wine > red
| Brand: Hall
| Merchant: Winetasting.com This inaugural offering is gorgeous. The vineyard the fruit was sourced from was blessed with beautifully ripened fruit, boasting the alluring traits of the appellation. Deep rich garnet in color, the aromas are clean an vivid: red juicy berries, notes of lavender and violet, spiced cocoa, and sweet herbs. On the palate, this wine has an extraordinary muscularity and ripeness, that deliciousness that the Stags Leap appellation delivers with equal freshness and vibrancy. There is a beautiful delineation and persistence in this wine. It can be relished in its infancy but will soften and bloom over the next 10-15 years. 96 POINTS - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap is nearly as compelling as the Exzellenz, boasting juicy blue and black fruits intermixed with an elegant and beautiful floral character. Stunningly rich, proportioned and majestic, this beauty is accessible now, but promises to evolve for 15 or more years." 93 POINTS - Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar "Expressive aromas of black cherry, blackberry, licorice and bitter chocolate, complicated by loam and spice nuances. Sweet, very rich, pliant and deep, with a layered texture given shape by harmonious acidity. Classic Stags Leap flavors of cassis, loam and tobacco. Plenty of tannic spine here but the tannins are also fine-grained and perfectly integrated. This large-scaled cabernet is very long on the aftertaste." 92 POINTS - James Laube, Wine Spectator "Offers a rich, juicy, supple mix of mocha, dark berry, light cedar and sandalwood scents before loamy earth and crushed rock nuances fold in. Drink now through 2025.