Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 2010 S.L.V. Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
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.
Score: 94+ points -- Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 2012