Wine & Spirits Shoprite Chester.
Shop Wine Shop Spirits. Shop Beer. Newspaper Ad Coupons. Contact Us.
Featured Promotions.
The VERY BEST of France
Clearance
Specialty Craft Spirits
Distiller's Edition Scotch
Johnnie Walker Scotch
ROSE - BEAT THE HEAT
Wine Help & Education Resource
Wines of the Month
Wine.
spirits.
Beer.
cigars.
 
Gift Cards.
Save 20% on Cases of Wine.
Email Sign-up.
Join Our E-Mail List
Articles.
Kenn's Corner - Ask the Bowtie!
Pairing with Hot & Spicy Foods
Choosing the Perfect Wine
Burgundy: A Land of Authenticity, Tradition, and Typicity
> View all our Articles
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 3.00L 2005
Sku: 1509611
CASK 23, made only in exceptional vintages, is usually a blend of the most distinctive fruit from our S.L.V. and FAY estate vineyards. The story of CASK 23 began during the harvest of 1 ...more
4 day lead-time required to confirm availability Why?
Product Rating
Product Information
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa County
Appellation: Stags Leap District
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Still wine
Reg. 993.99
Buy Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23

OR
Leave a Comment
CASK 23, made only in exceptional vintages, is usually a blend of the most distinctive fruit from our S.L.V. and FAY estate vineyards. The story of CASK 23 began during the harvest of 1974. Back then, winery founder Warren Winiarski enlisted the help of celebrated winemaker André Tchelistcheff. As they tasted through various lots of new wines from that year, they noticed a distinct character in a lot from the center of Block 4, a character they described as "crushed violets”. It was so appealing that they decided to age this wine separately in a wooden cask, number 23. The wine was still so deliciously distinct after further aging in barrel, Warren decided to bottle it separately and give it a special name—CASK 23.
Wine maker notes
With its excellent quality and abundant crop size, the 2005 vintage has the potential to be among the best of the decade. Heavy rainfall after bud break and during fruit set made for a nervous start to the growing season. Fortunately, temperatures rose following bloom and remained moderate throughout the summer. The late spring rains and moderate temperatures reduced the need for irrigation, and some of our blocks were dry farmed throughout the season. In September, warmer weather arrived with an Indian summer that provided ideal conditions for the final push to ripeness.

Technical notes
A classic example of tremendous power and great finesse. The wine presents a symphony of aromas from sweet black fruit to cigar box, from savory spices of clove, allspice and licorice to dried herbs and flowers, even a touch of minerality. This complexity carries over to the palate with flavors that are reminiscent of spiced chutney. The bold flavors are wrapped in a blanket of supple tannins and persist through an extraordinarily long finish. It’s a wine sure to enhance any dining experience. Savor it alongside venison chops with blackberry compote, bacon-wrapped quail, or a selection of aged artisan cheeses.

 
Shop Wine Shop Spirits. Shop Beer. Newspaper Ad Coupons. Contact Us.
Find us on Yelp.
Shopping.com
FAQ | About Us | Shipping Info | Privacy Policy | Legal Notice | Login
Powered by Beverage Media Group


Copyright © 2014 Shop Rite Wines & Spirits of Chester, All Rights Reserved.
Secured by thawte.