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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Stags' Leap Winery Viognier 2003
Stags' Leap Winery Viognier 2003
(search item no. 86318)

PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A complex and concentrated style, with creamy oak draped over a core of spice, Asian pear, nectarine, peach and tangerine, gaining momentum and depth on a long, luxurious finish. Drink now through 2006. 2,000 cases made. (JL)
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About Stags' Leap Winery:

A fashionable country resort in the mid-twentieth century, popular with Hollywood due to its 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens, legends of bootleggers and gangsters, ghosts and gypsies, Stags' Leap has been home to three major family groups up through the modern revitalization of the winery that began in the 1970s.

Stags Leap Manor, as it was called in the 1920s, was known as one of the prominent country retreats in the Napa Valley at a time when resort and spa business was big. In addition to lodging and dining, amenities included lawn tennis, swimming, horseback riding, children's activities, golf, music, cards, a library, and Napa Valley wines and liquors (prior to and after Prohibition).

An intimate valley within the greater Napa Valley, Stags Leap is a place of natural beauty, storied buildings and gardens, a lively history, and a reputation for elegant wines showing finesse and intensity.