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"Stags Leap wines could not be from just anywhere. They are California's epitome of wines of a place. ... If the land itself looks callous and unforgiving, the wines are the exact opposite: lush, opulent and cashmere soft."

—Karen MacNeil, Cabernet Heaven
Los Angeles Times

Taste Napa's Neighborhood for world-class cabernet in the Appellation Collection

The Ultimate
Cabernet Collection

  • Share with wine friends and share the price
  • Makes a fabulous cellar starter
  • A great holiday gift for the wine enthusiast

2009 SOLD OUT

Look for the stellar 2010 release October 15, 2014.
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"The 2009 reds are gorgeous, beautifully balanced reds with silky tannins, radiant fruit and huge early appeal."
— Antonio Galloni for Wine Advocate

Napa Valley's Stags Leap District experienced an even, steady growing season culminating in a 2009 harvest that went very smoothly. The season opened with a mild spring and our sub-appellation fortunately enjoyed very few frost occurrences. Temperatures were consistent throughout the summer months, allowing the grapes to ripen completely. In October, rainstorms threatened the neighborhood, but careful vineyard management and timely harvesting ensured an excellent crop, resulting in top-quality wines with magnificent balance and complexity.

This limited release, the only one of its kind from an American Viticutural Area, offers enthusiasts a unique one-stop-shopping opportunity to taste the power and grace, lush fruit and soft tannins notorious in the appellation's critically acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignons. Designed to simply enjoy bottle-by-bottle or taste and compare in more complex tastings, this year's Appellation Collection includes the following Stags Leap District designated Cabernet Sauvignons:

Baldacci Family Vineyards, 2009 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Chimney Rock Winery, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ganymede Vineyard
Cliff Lede Vineyards, 2009 Cinnamon Rhapsody Cabernet Sauvignon
Clos Du Val, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Hartwell Vineyards, 2009 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Ilsley Vineyards, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Lindstrom Wines, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Malk Family Vineyards, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Pine Ridge Vineyards, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Regusci Winery, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Robinson Family Vineyards, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Shafer Vineyards, 2009 One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon
Silverado Vineyards, 2009 SOLO, Cabernet Sauvignon
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, 2009 Fay Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags' Leap Winery, 2009 The Leap Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Steltzner Vineyards, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Martini Clone
Taylor Family Vineyards, 2009 SLD Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Terlato Family Vineyards, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

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