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Stags Leap Wine Napa Valley, California

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Legend has it that quick and nimble stags would escape the indigenous hunters of southern Napa Valley through the landmark palisades that sit just northeast of the current city of Napa. As a result, the area was given the name, Stags Leap. While its grape-growing history dates back to the mid-1800s, winemaking didn’t really take off until the mid-1970s after a small but pivotal blind tasting called the Judgement of Paris.

When a 1973 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon won first place against its high-profile Bordeaux contenders, like Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Chateau Haut-Brion, international attention to the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley escalated rapidly.

The vineyards in this one-of-a-kind wine growing region receive hot afternoon air reflecting off of its eastern palisade formation. In combination with the cool evening breezes from the San Pablo Bay just south, this becomes an optimal environment for grape growing. While many varieties could thrive here, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot dominate with virtually no others, save for a spot or two of Syrah.

Stags Leap soils—eroded volcanic and old river sediments—encourage well established root systems and result in complex, terroir-driven wines. Stags Leap District reds have a distinct sour cherry and black berry character with baking spice and dried earth aromas, and supple tannins.

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  • Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2005  Front Label
    Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 Front Label
    Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon (damaged labels) 2012 Front Label
    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon (damaged labels) 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
    • RP96
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    • WE93
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  • Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
    Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003  Front Label
    Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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    • WE95
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  • Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 Front Label
    Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010  Front Label
    Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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    • JS98
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  • Robert Mondavi Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum) 2004 Front Label
    Robert Mondavi Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum) 2004
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Front Label
    Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon 1994 Front Label
    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon 1994
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
    • W&S95
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  • Pott Wine Actaeon Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Front Label
    Pott Wine Actaeon Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Silverado SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Silverado SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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    • D91
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  • Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon 2005  Front Label
    Cliff Lede Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Cliff Lede Songbook Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Cliff Lede Songbook Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Cliff Lede Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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  • Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Front Label
    Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
    • RP100
    • JS98
    • WE98
    • WS96
    • D93
    4.9 10 Ratings
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  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Hillside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012  Front Label
    Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Hillside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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    • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Hillside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011  Front Label
      Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Hillside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
      Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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      • Amusee Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
        Amusee Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
        Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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        • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Hillside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008  Front Label
          Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Hillside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
          Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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          • Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Reserve 2001 Front Label
            Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Reserve 2001
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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          • Hartwell Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
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          • Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Front Label
            Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
            Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California
            • RP94
            • JS93
            • W&S92
            • WE92
            • WS90
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