The story of CASK 23 began during the harvest of 1974. It was named CASK 23 for the large wooden cask in which it was aged. Today, the wine is a blend of the most distinctive fruit from the S.L.V. and FAY vineyards, resulting in a wine of extraordinary depth and richness balanced by restraint. Over the years, CASK 23 has become one of the most highly regarded and collected wines worldwide.
The 2016 CASK 23 opens with aromas of boysenberry, black cherry, mocha and black licorice. The wine is rich and opulent on the palate with crushed mixed berry and spice flavors that are supported by ample, yet plush, tannins. Great presence and persistence with a finish filled with black currant and violet spice.
The Estate Collection: From the beginning, the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars vision has been to create wines that speak to the place from which they come, with distinctive elements of aroma, flavor and texture. These goals are realized in our three limited-production EstateGrown Cabernet Sauvignons – CASK 23, S.L.V. and FAY—which are crafted from vineyards surrounding the winery.
Harvest Dates: Sept. 20 – Oct. 11, 2016
Fermentation: 100% stainless steel tank
Barrel Aging: 20 months | 100% new French oak
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Release Date: May 2019
Cases Produced: 3,174