Stag’s Leap shocked the world and beat the finest Bordeaux in the legendary Judgment of Paris in 1976. Ever since, theirs have become some of the most collected wines in the world. This Bordeaux blend really shows why they demanded the respect of those wine critics 34 years ago. Expect notes of dark fruit and chocolate truffle.
Napa Valley, California, USA.
Located in the Stags Leap district of Napa Valley in California, the Stags Leap Wine Cellar was established during 197o by William Winiarski. It was during this year that Winiarski purchased 44 hectares of land for cultivating vines on it. The results were great because the vines represented the unique regional flavour and character of the Napa Valley soil. Petite Sarah and Alicante Bouschet were initially planted in small lots here, but later, they were replaced by universal varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Within 2 years of inception (1972),the label released its first vintage, with the name SLV (Stag Leap Vineyards). During the subsequent year, SLV’s winery work got completed. The winemaking philosophy at Stags Leap Wine Cellars is to create a perfect balance between the softness and structure of the grapes, so that the resultant wines are complex, intense and unique. The vineyards are considered to be the backbone of the wines crafted here. The SLV and Fay vineyards are part of the same estate, but they produce distinct wines because of the difference in their terroirs. The Stags Leap Vineyards were planted in 1970 and have soils that are of the volcanic type. This lends lots of spice, intensity, long life and uniqueness to the fruits grown here. The Fay Vineyards, established by wine-enthusiast Nathan Fay in 1961, contain alluvial-rich soil. This enables the place to grow fruits that are fruity, aromatic and soft. This was the place where the district’s first Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted.
Bright, berryish red blend, the nose fragrant with wild berries and cherry blossom, while the mouth bursts with red cherries topped by a whiff of sage, clove and cocoa powder.
Hands of Time is very food friendly and approachable , pairing equally well with shredded pork tacos, grilled beef sliders or Chicken Saltimbocca