Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Join The Reserve Room Collection!

The Cabernet to Put California on the Map

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars has gone down in history as the Cabernet to put California into the world’s stage as a serious winemaking region. In 1976, the Judgement of Paris was a contest set up in France pitting French and Californian wines against each other in a blind taste test. With all French judges, the odds were definitely not in the favor of the Americans, in fact, most believed the blind tasting to be a clever ruse to make a mockery of the California wine industry. However, when the Chardonnay from Chateau Montelena and the Cabernet from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars won in their respective categories, they single-handedly served to put California on the map. For a winery established a mere 6 years prior, with their first vintage only being produced in 1972, this was a serious feat! The 1973 vintage was the historic bottle judged in 1976, and a bottle of said vintage now resides in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. And now you can purchase some of the fantastic wines of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars at Georgetown Square!

All the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars wines are use estate grown fruit, grown with great care and impeccable attention to detail. The fruit is hand harvested and overseen by some of the best winemakers in the business. The care taken in the growth and production of their wines is reflected in Stag’s Leap Wine Cellar’s sustainable farming practices, allowing for the best expression of varietal as well as place. A true reflection of “terrier” in California, these wines will never fail to please.

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, “FAY”, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 – $130.00SWC_Btl_fay_12

Appellation: Napa Valley

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation: 100% Stainless Steel

Barrel Aging: 21 Months in 85% New French Oak

Tasting Notes: Elegant and inviting with a nose of violet, cinnamon, vanilla clove and boysenberry that brings to mind a slice of dark berry pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The wine has a silky, velvety texture from the fine tannins and rich fruit core.

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, “S.L.V”, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 – $139.00

Jugement of Paris 40th Anniversary Bottle

Appellation: Napa Valley

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignonmaxresdefault

Fermentation: 100% Stainless Steel

Barrel Aging: 21 Months in 90% New French Oak

Tasting Notes: The 2013 S.L.V. offers intriguing aromas of dark chocolate, currant, date, licorice and baking spice. The wine is full bodied with layered, complex flavors of black currant, wild berry, graphite and vanilla that lead to a bold, yet silky finish. The wine’s structured tannins, rich fruit, and pleasing minerality point to this wine’s ability to age.

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, “Cask 23”, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 – $259.00default_winebottle

Appellation: Napa Valley

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation: 100% Stainless Steel

Barrel Aging: 21 Months in 95% New French Oak

Tasting Notes: The 2012 CASK 23 combines the signature perfume notes of FAY vineyard with the structure and minerality of S.L.V. The wine opens with aromas of black cherry, dark plum, espresso and spice. A rich, ripe fruit entry leads to a concentrated core of dark fruit (plum, black cherry, dried currant).

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