Stags Leap District



Just east of Yountville sits the Stags Leap District, an appellation known not only for its wine and its unique soil, but also its interesting involvement in the infamous 1976 Judgement of Paris (the subject of the movie Bottle Shock). It was the 1973 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon which beat out the Bordeaux estates at the competition, rocking the world of viniculture and landing Napa on the map. France shouldn't feel too bad, though; wineries like Clos Du Val keep the Bourdeaux standards in place. To this day, the Stags Leap District is known for big, firm Cabernets with a sense of grace that sets them apart from the rest of the California Cabernets.

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