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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.

1999 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  97   
WS  97   
ST  94   
JR  18   

2000 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

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

WS  95   
RP  93   
ST  90   

2000 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

WS  95   
RP  93   
ST  90   

2003 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

RP  100   
WE  96   
WS  93   
ST  93   
2 available
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2003 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

RP  100   
WE  96   
WS  93   
ST  93   

2006 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

RP  96   
ST  93   
WS  92   
2 available
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2006 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  96   
ST  93   
WS  92   
2 available
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2006 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

RP  96   
ST  93   
WS  92   

2017 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  98+    
JS  98   
JD  98   
VN  97   
JR  18   
2 available
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2017 Shafer Vineyards One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  91   
VN  91   
2 available
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2014 Realm Moonracer

JS  98   
RP  96   

2017 Realm Moonracer

JS  97   
JD  96   
VN  94   
2 available
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2019 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon

JS  93   
WA  91   
36 available
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2019 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

JS  93   
WA  91   
23 available
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2019 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon

JS  93   
WA  91   
2 available
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2013 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Chase Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

3 available
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2014 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Chase Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

3 available
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2014 Futo 5500 SLD

VN  97+    
RP  96   
3 available
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2016 Futo 5500 SLD

VN  99   
WA  98   
JD  98   
2 available
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2019 Futo 5500 SLD

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

VN  100   
JD  99   

2017 Futo OV/SL

JS  97   
JD  96   
WA  92-94   
VN  90   
6 available
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2017 Futo OV/SL

1.5ltr

JS  97   
JD  96   
WA  92-94   
VN  90   

2018 Futo OV/SL

JS  98   
JD  97+    
VN  94   
9 available
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2018 Futo OV/SL

1.5ltr

JS  98   
JD  97+    
VN  94   

2017 Cliff Lede Dancing Heart Cabernet Sauvignon

WE  96   
VN  95+    
WA  93+    
2 available
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