"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
- Share with wine friends and share the price
- Makes a fabulous cellar starter
- A great holiday gift for the wine enthusiast
2010 Almost Here!
Look for the stellar 2010 release October 15, 2014.
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"Fans of Napa Valley will find a lot to get excited about with the 2010 vintage. The 2010s are magnificent, viscerally thrilling wines loaded with character and personality."
— Antonio Galloni
The 2010 growing season gave the Stags Leap District beautiful fruit, despite the unexpected whims of mother nature. Rainfall returned after several years, pushing back bud-break and fruit-set at least two weeks. Like much of Napa Valley, the SLD sub AVA experienced a long, cool growing season with grapes taking their sweet time to ripen. The relatively cool growing season was followed by an Indian summer and unexpected heat spikes that put vintners into high gear. Diligent efforts to sort sunburned fruit was well worth the effort. These quality endeavors coupled with lower than average yields gave us highly concentrated berries that allowed our vintners to produce wines bearing the appellation's distinct hallmarks. Wines that are at once lush, dense, deftly balanced and both rich in flavor and firm in structure.
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, 2010 SLD Cabernet Sauvignon
Chimney Rock Winery, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ganymede Vineyard
Cliff Lede Vineyards, 2010 Landslide Fire Cabernet Sauvignon
Clos Du Val, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Hartwell Vineyards, 2010 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Ilsley Vineyards, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Lindstrom Wines, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Malk Family Vineyards, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Pine Ridge Vineyards, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Regusci Winery, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Robinson Family Vineyards, 2010 SLD Reserve Sauvignon
Shafer Vineyards, 2010 One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon
Silverado Vineyards, 2010 SOLO, Cabernet Sauvignon
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, 2010 Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags' Leap Winery, 2010 The Leap Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Taylor Family Vineyards, 2010 SLD Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Terlato Family Vineyards, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon