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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

5766 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 944-2020

Tasting:   Daily 10-4:30 pm
Tasting fee is $15 and $40 for estate wines
10% case discount
  Tours by Appointment
Price Range:   $22 to $175 per bottle
Established:   1970
Vineyards:   218 acres
  50,000 cases

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Description

In 1970 a vineyard was planted in southeastern Napa Valley to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Once the grapes matured, wine was produced, reflecting a balance of regional and varietal characteristics.

This Stag’s Leap vintage of 1973 achieved international prominence at the now famous 1976 “Paris Tasting,” emerging as one the best wines in a blind tasting conducted by French wine critics and restaurateurs. This event put California, and Stags’ Leap, on the wine map.

The Winery operation sits up on the side of a wooded hill looking west over hillsides and rows of vineyards. The property is landscaped in a lush garden setting with sage, rosemary and lavender plantings under mature oaks and cork trees. Up the stairs to the tasting patio and through the heavy, arched, wooden doors, the tasting room is part of one of the fermentation areas of the winery. The tasting area has two small counters. Visitors can wander further into the building and enjoy their fine art gallery while sampling their wines.

The winery produces Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Merlot and three or four vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings. The region is known for its elegantly flavored wines with soft tannins, and rich satisfying flavors. Splurge a little and try their reserve wines and taste the subtle and sublime nuances of an aged, well made Napa Valley Cabernet.

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Tours Available
Private Tasting
Art Gallery
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Bottle Shock winery
mikesq, Waltham
Stags Leap Wine Cellar is the winery from the movie bottle Shock. It was a nice day, so we sat at a picnic table on the patio. Our server who was extremely friendly and knowledgeable (and gave us generous tastings) explained the difference between this winery and Stags’ Leap Winery. Note the different placement of the apostrophe. Both wineries are named after the Stags Leap district, which legend says was named after a stag that successfully escaped hunters by leaping across maintain peaks. The wines are wonderful and all have a nice finish, but they are expensive.

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Reds are us
This is a great place, the wine is fabulous the staff was great, if you like reds you should visit.

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Famous Wine
Dream Weaver, Roseville
It is grand that this winery put California in a position of world wide wine recognition! After tasting the Merlot and a variety of others I could tell why this winery is famous and noteworthy. True connoisseurs should not miss this one.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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