Not sure what "Reserve" is doing on this label, but what we have is a basic, fruit-forward expression of California Cabernet Sauvignon: bright and cheerful with just a hint of complexity on the finish. Once upon a time this would have been a jug wine; now it’s the second label of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars.
Here’s a nice everyday drinking wine with some real richness from ripe Chardonnay grapes and a touch of toasty oak. It will satisfy that craving for apple and peach-flavored fruit. Dry and spicy, with the creamy texture of a good wine, but it won’t break the bank.
Kind of soft and flabby, with well-ripened flavors of peaches and pears, and an overlay of oak that seems too heavy for the wine’s weight. On the other hand, it’s pretty inoffensive at this price.