“Creating a meal that captures your senses is a masterpiece from the heart. Discovering a beverage that enhances a meal is an experience that should be savored, sipped and shared.” – Chatty Gourmet™.
In our opinion Stag’s Leap captures our senses in flavor and in smell that enhances a meal and is worth chatting about. Tasting notes from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars web site: “Focused and complex, the wine opens with aromas and flavors of black fruit—blackberry, currant, and plum—that slowly give way to layers of nutmeg, rosemary, grilled game, and warm pie crust. This firmly structured and full-bodied wine gains depth and richness through the finish.”
Most of us take the wine we drink for granted, but a lot of hard work goes into each bottle and each one is special to the wine maker. He, Warren Winiarski, did his homework, listened to his desire to create a Cabernet Sauvignon that could compete with the French Bordeaux and also be true to the soil in which the grapes were grown. Originally from Chicago , he and his family moved to the Napa Valley region in the 1960’s where he worked day and night to learn all he could about the soil, the grape, the process and the balance of all of the critical components of creating the ultimate wine. In the early 1970’s he purchased the land that he knew would harmoniously work with the vine to grow a grape varietal that would help him create his vision. He did just that with the vintage from 1973. Follows is a statement from Stag’s Leap website: “Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars was known only in the Napa Valley until the now-famous 1976 Paris Tasting, when Winiarski’s 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon, the first wine produced at the new winery, bested four top-ranked Bordeaux entries, including first-growths Château Mouton-Rothschild and Château Haut-Brion. The tasting landed Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars squarely among the ranks of the world’s most noteworthy Cabernet producers and placed Winiarski among the ranks of world’s most respected winemakers. It also fundamentally transformed how Californian wines were viewed worldwide.”
We found it to be amazing that his last name in Polish means “winemaker’s son”; coincidence or a self fulfilling prophecy – you decide? Enjoy and drink responsibly!
1 bottle of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage 2006 – Napa Valley
Open, pour and enjoy responsibly! Serve at cave temperature about 58 degrees Fahrenheit.