Adventures in Napa: Stags Leap Winery

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Our second winery we stopped at in Napa Valley during our day excursion was Stags Leap Winery, my wife was very excited about visiting one of the famous vineyards that won against the French wines in the 1976 Judgment of Paris which was of course rekindled by the movie Bottleshock.

In doing some research I read on the wiki that Stags Leap winery was sold in August 2007 to a joint venture for $185 million dollars!

Overall the winery had the least to see, it is an attractive property but there was no barrels, caves or particular tour of interest. It was all about tasting and Cabs were the main item of attraction.

My wife and I both wound up linking their Cabernet Sauvignon and taking a few bottles home with us as purchase.


The experience was a tad rushed, instead of bringing the wine out one glass/pour at a time with some history about each wine, the server instead poured all 5 glasses in our tasting and just gave a very small intro to each one.  This was the only winery we visited that the whole tasting was done and we were out in about 20 minutes.

-Justin Germino

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Updated: July 8, 2012 — 10:30 pm