Captivating for its fresh, lush fruit, elegance and classic balance, the inaugural release of The Investor brims with bright red fruit, blackcurrant, plum and blackberry. A savory, herbal flavor, with hints of spicy vanilla bean, sweet tobacco and sandalwood, add depth and complexity. The tannins are firm, but velvety, and this red blend is impressive for its power, finesse and integrity.
Blend: 38% Petite Sirah, 38% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon
Named after the founder of Stags Leap Winery, the outstanding 2012 Proprietary Red The Investor is a blend of 40% Merlot, 40% Petite Sirah and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Ripe blackberry and blackcurrant fruit intermixed with notions of chocolate, lavender, unsmoked cigar tobacco and underbrush are present in this meaty, chewy, attractive, velvety textured 2012. Enjoy this well-made red over the next decade. Score: 90 points -- The Wine Advocate
Take from an experience winemaker working with an old, historical vineyard site- the 2012 Stags' Leap The Investor deftly combines Petite Sirah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to make a wine that is so Napa Valley. Rich and firm, yet grape and savory, this wine is able to blend Bordeaux varietals with a the best red Rhone grape. A fully rewarding effort, this one shows power and elegance. Score: 90 points -- Wilfred Wong, Mar 2015, Wine.com