It’s as dark as midnight and delights the taster with deep rich cassis, candied violets, lilacs, blackberry, warm summer mulberries, and melted black licorice. The wine possesses a weighty, oily texture with tons of melted chocolate, grilled steak drippings, iron, fig, and medjool dates. The tannins are satin smooth with the elegance and energy of the vintage taking center stage on the finish.
Our estate vineyard blocks are named after Cliff’s favorite rock songs and albums. The name of this blend is derived from The Who’s “Magic Bus" in our Poetry vineyard and from The Moody Blues’ “Nights in White Satin" in our Twin Peaks vineyard. The Cabernet Sauvignon in “Magic Bus” is planted in shallow volcanic soil and farmed to low yields, contributing structure, concentration and classic Stags Leap character to the backbone of the blend. “Nights in White Satin” is a block of Merlot that contributes a luxurious perfume, flavors of ripe, dark fruit, and plush texture.