2001 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "SLV" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This is certainly a wine to lay down. It has a marvelous core of blackcurrant and cherry fruit, and the oak is sweet, but the grip hits mid-palate, and the tannins close everything down on the finish. Will marry well with a rich steak, but should age effortlessly for many years.
**One Star** This wine's medium-intensity and nicely focused aromas of currants and creamy oak are filled out with a smoky, toasty note. The wine is quite supple and inviting in mouthfeel with a certain plump and polished quality at entry and a nice bit of firming tannin at the finish. It is attractively long in its flavors and aftertaste ...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
In addition to the earthy, almost fresh cow dung smell, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon SLV possesses attractive black raspberry, plum, and cherry notes. Medium-bodied with a silky texture, good flesh, fine balance, and a pleasant finish ... (RP)