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2012 Stags' Leap Winery Twelve Falls

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September 12, 2021 - $51



96Robert M. Parker Jr.

Acacia flowers interwoven with blackberries, espresso, blueberry liqueur and a touch of barrique are all present in this deep, massive, full-bodied wine that is prodigious.

92Wine Enthusiast

Blackberry, cassis and tar wrap around dusty tannins that soften in the glass, teasing on the finish with an expression of fresh flowers.


United States, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District

Stags Leap District AVA in southern Napa Valley has a storied history. It is home to Stag’s Leap Cellars, whose 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon won the famous Judgment of Paris blind tasting that included several of Bordeaux’s most exalted First Growths. Vineyards were started in area in the late 19th century, but the district’s rise in prestige started in the late 1960s when Nathan Fay planted Cabernet Sauvignon. Fay later sold his estate to Warren Winiarski, founder of Stag’s Leap Cellars. The district was given its own AVA designation in 1989, and today there are 1,400 vineyard acres. The AVA is especially notable because it was the first in the U.S. to be granted AVA status based on terroir. Its distinctive soils is a mix of volcanic soils, river sediment and loamy clay-like soil. Because the soils don’t retain water well, vineyards in Stag’s Leap tend to grow fruit with great intensity and flavor. Cabernet Sauvignon accounts for 95% of the grapes planted in Stags Leap.