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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.

1998 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Lightly elevated cork; light label condition issue

RP  92   
WS  92   
ST  90+    

1998 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Label condition issue

RP  92   
WS  92   
ST  90+    

2003 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

RP  100   
WE  96   
WS  93   
ST  93   

2013 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

RP  98+    
JD  98   
VN  97+    
WS  94   

2014 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WA  98   
VN  97+    

2014 Nickel and Nickel Copper Streak Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Nickel and Nickel Copper Streak Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2003 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

2014 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

VN  92   
RP  90   

2015 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  91-93   
8 available
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2015 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

WA  91-93   

2016 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon

JD  93   
WA  92   
36 available
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2016 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

JD  93   
WA  92   
2 available
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2017 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

3 available
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2016 Beaulieu Vineyard Maestro Collection Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

7 available
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2016 Futo 5500 SLD

VN  99   
WA  98   
JD  98   

2017 Hall Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  91   

2009 Cliff Lede Cinnamon Rhapsody Cabernet Sauvignon

Heavy label condition issue

WA  93   
WS  91   

2018 Odette Estate Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  93   
2 available
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2015 Chimney Rock Arete Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Chimney Rock Arete Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Chimney Rock Arrowhead Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Chimney Rock Arrowhead Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Chimney Rock Arrowhead Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon