Tuesday, February 14, 2012
2005 Treasure Cellars Stag's Leap Cabernet
In case you aren't familiar with Treasure Hunter, it's one of the labels from Three Fingers Wine Company. I'm not sure about the other labels in this line-up, but Treasure Hunter is a negociant label. That means they buy wines that other wineries have an excess of and sell it for 1/4 to 1/2 of the wine's original price. I've recently had mixed results with two other Treasure Hunter wines. I absolutely loved their 2008 "Radio Caroline" Diamond Mountain Cabernet but loathed the 2009 "Silk Sling" St. Helena (actually Spring Mountain) Cabernet. Allegedly, the "Treasure Cellars" label is only used on the best Treasure Hunter wines. Not sure about that. I guess I'd put the Stags Leap offering somewhere between the other two. But I don't think I could recommend it; even at $25. There are just too many other good Cabernet and Cabernet-based blends out there for the same amount of money.