2010 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "SLV" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The estate’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate SLV emerges from a parcel next to Fay, but here the terrain is much richer in stones and therefore traps the daytime heat to a far greater extent. Ash, smoke, slate, plums and blackberries are some of the many notes that burst from the glass. The SLV is a big, tannic wine, especially in this vintage. There is more than enough tension and sheer energy to allow for years of great drinking, once the wine softens a bit. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030. 94+ Points (AG)
Lovely delicacy to this 2010 Cabernet with blueberry, dark-berry and chocolate character. Medium to full body with fine tannins and a succulent, juicy finish. A classic-styled Napa cab with finesse and beauty.
Wine & Spirits
This starts off quiet, a cabernet in a claret mode, like an off vintage from a great terroir in Bordeaux. It bristles with acidity, tight and firm, developing richness to balance that cool cranberry flavor as it takes on air. The supple, chocolate-cherry tannins gain dimension, predicting a long and rewarding cellar life ahead.
Delivers a tight, firm beam of currant, dried berry, herb and anise, with light cedar shadings. Gains on the finish, revealing snappy berry flavors. Best from 2014 through 2024. (JL, Web-2013)