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Wine Guide > Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars > CASK 23 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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Cabernet Sauvignon

2004 CASK 23 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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.

Rating: 94
Couldn't wait to open up this bottle for a recent dinner party. A bit young, but you can definitely taste the balance of smoothness and power that this wine has. Will wait a few more years before i open up any more- maybe
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