Thursday, August 25, 2016

Stags' Leap Winery The Investor

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Stags' Leap Winery The Investor Red Blend...$23.99
Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and slate follow through to a full body, ultra-fine tannins and a focused and pure finish. Better in 2019.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling

The Investor is a red wine that beautifully blends together the unique flavors and expressions of Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, resulting in a powerful, yet approachable assemblage with significant fruit presence.

Reflective of the winery’s ability to combine power with elegance, the 2013 vintage of The Investor is rich in fresh fruit but also captivating for its notes of vanilla bean, rose and forest floor. It’s an instant pleaser with generous, concentrated flavors of blackberry, blueberry, plum, cherry, and fine-grained, soft tannins.

Maceration and fermentation followed suit for each of the varieties, which allowed winemaker Christophe Paubert to monitor and evaluate each lot individually, coaxing each varietal to its maximum potential. The wine aged in oak for 16 months - the Petite Sirah in American oak barrels (25% new) while the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec went to French oak (30% new). The final assemblage was blended just prior to bottling.

Varietal Composition:
38% Merlot, 32% Petite Sirah, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Malbec

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