"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
A special thank you gift with purchase! With our vintners' compliments, enjoy the newly released "Make it Beautiful" by Monica Pedersen featuring Stags Leap District Style.
2008 SOLD OUT
Look for the stellar 2009 release October 15, 2013.
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"This is a dense, low-yielding, complete vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon. Many 2008s are nearly as compelling as their brilliant counterparts from 2007, and in a few cases, are superior."
— Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate
The 2008 vintage gifted our sub-appellation with a fairly early and small harvest in terms of yields. It was a year of extremes with a challenging early frost followed by a dry spring and a subsequent warm growing season. The quality is superlative. 2008 is much like the preceding vintage: small berry size and warm temperatures resulted in very concentrated flavors. Stags Leap District shines again with wines of vibrant aromatics, elegant but powerful structure and extreme age worthiness.
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, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, SLD
Chimney Rock Winery, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ganymede Vineyard
Cliff Lede Vineyards, 2008 Poetry
Clos Du Val, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, SLD
Hartwell Vineyards, 2008 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Ilsley Vineyards, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, SLD
Lindstrom Wines, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, SLD
Malk Family Vineyards, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, SLD
Pine Ridge Vineyards, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, SLD
Regusci Winery, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, SLD
Robinson Family Vineyards, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, SLD
Shafer Vineyards, 2008 One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon
Silverado Vineyards, Solo, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, 2008 Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags' Leap Winery, 2008 The Leap Cabernet Sauvignon
Steltzner Vineyards, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Martini Clone, SLD
Taylor Family Vineyards, 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, SLD
Terlato Family Vineyards, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, SLD