Stags' Leap Winery The Investor 2020 750ml - Vine Republic
Stags' Leap Winery The Investor 2020 750ml
SKU: 07631

Stags' Leap Winery The Investor 2020

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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Napa Valley
Brand Stags' Leap Winery
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
Truly exemplary of the winery's ability to combine power and grace, the 2020 Investor is layered, nuanced, and inviting, with alluring notes of juicy black cherry, blackcurrant, crushed blueberry, and dark plum, sitting alongside baking spiced notes of allspice, caramel, and clove. The fruit character is supported by black pepper spice, anise seed, and floral potpourri, interwoven with hints of fresh thyme, wild lavender, and sage. The well-structured mouthfeel is plush and harmonious with velvety-rich tannins that coat the palate, finishing with a core of fresh acidity and brightness. Pairs perfectly alongside a variety of dishes and certain to enliven any celebratory occasion.
Wine Enthusiast
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Red blends of this type rarely shine as brightly. This ultra concentrated and smooth-textured blend including Merlot, Petite Sirah and Malbec is inky dark in color, luxurious aromatic of blueberries, blackcurrants and mint followed by oak spices and dark chocolate on the palate. Creamy in texture, it is laden in massive but melted tannins. Best from 2026-2036.

Jim Gordon, September 1, 2023
Wine Advocate
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A wine that captures both sides of the Stags' Leap Winery legacy, the 2020 The Investor Red Wine is a blend of Bordeaux varieties (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec aged in French oak, 35% new) and Petite Sirah (aged in American oak, 24% new). Framed by vanilla and cedar, the nose imparts notions of black cherries and blueberries. I didn't find any herbaceous notes here, but there's plenty of richness and concentration in this medium to full-bodied effort that finishes velvety and long.

Joe Czerwinski, May 4, 2023