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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.

1980 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

1980 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

2002 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Lightly depressed cork

RP  95   
WS  91   

1992 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  95   
WS  93   
JR  18   

1992 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  93   
JR  18   

1992 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Lightly depressed cork

RP  95   
WS  93   
JR  18   

1993 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

ST  91   
RP  90   
WS  90   

1997 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

RP  99   
WE  96   
ST  95   
WS  91   

1999 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

RP  97   
WS  97   
ST  94   
JR  18   
4 available
Bid *

1999 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Lightly depressed cork

RP  97   
WS  97   
ST  94   
JR  18   
2 available
Bid *

1999 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  97   
WS  97   
ST  94   
JR  18   
2 available
Bid *

2001 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  95   
ST  95+    
6 available
Bid *

2001 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Lightly depressed cork; light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  95   
ST  95+    
4 available
Bid *

2001 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  100   
WS  95   
ST  95+    
2 available
Bid *

2001 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; depressed cork; light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  95   
ST  95+    
2 available
Bid *

2001 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Elevated cork; light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  95   
ST  95+    
2 available
Bid *

2001 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Lightly depressed cork

RP  100   
WS  95   
ST  95+    

2001 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  95   
ST  95+    

2001 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Elevated cork; heavy label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  95   
ST  95+    

2001 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Heavily elevated cork; light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  95   
ST  95+    

2001 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Lightly elevated cork

RP  100   
WS  95   
ST  95+    

2001 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Lightly depressed cork; signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  95   
ST  95+    

2001 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  100   
WS  95   
ST  95+    

2003 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  100   
WE  96   
WS  93   
ST  93   
4 available
Bid *

2003 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Label condition issue

RP  100   
WE  96   
WS  93   
ST  93