The Magic of 2013 Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon

Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is a remarkable Napa Valley that has been crafted with precision and care. This full-bodied cabernet sauvignon is packed with intense flavors of dark fruit, baking spices and subtle accents of oak. On the palate, the is rich and structured with a smooth texture that leads to a complex and lingering finish.

The grapes for this cabernet sauvignon were sourced from the Stag's Leap District in Napa Valley, California. The unique climate of this district produces excellent ripening conditions for high quality wines such as this one. The grapes were hand-harvested at optimal ripeness before being carefully sorted, destemmed and cold soaked for seeral days to maximize flavor extraction. After fermentation, the wine was aged for 14 months in French oak – 60% new and 40% once used – resulting in an exquisite balance between fruit expression and oak influence.

The 2013 vintage of Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon is sure to please any connoisseur or enthusiast alike. On the nose there are aromas of blackberries, cassis and hints of vanilla, while on the palate it offers flavors of ripe plums, mocha and roasted beans. This full-bodied cabernet has well-integrated tannins that creates a beautiful harmony between fruit concentration and structure.

Overall, Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is an exceptional example of Napa Valley winemaking from one of the most iconic producers in the valley. This classic cabernet should be enjoyed over the next 5-10 years when its complexity will be at its peak; hoever it can certainly be enjoyed now if decanted for an hour or two before serving.

The Quality of Stags Leap Cabernet

Yes, Stag's Leap is an excellent Cabernet Sauvignon producer. Established in 1970, the winery produces some of the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons and has been recognized for its quality in various global competitions. In 1976, Stag's Leap famously won the Paris Wine Tasting, a prestigious blind tasting of French and Californian wines that pitted Stag's Leap against some of France's most renowned wineries. Their wines are known for ther balance and finesse, with ripe fruit flavors, polished tannins and focused acidity. These wines offer complexity, depth and ageability, making them ideal for collectors as well as everyday drinkers looking for a sophisticated yet approachable wine experience.

The Best Year for Cabernet Sauvignon

The best year for cabernet sauvignon depends on your preferences and what you are looking to achieve when drinking it. For thse looking for a stunning, complex red wine, the best years are 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2009. These years produced robust and age-worthy varieties of cabernet sauvignon. However, if you are looking for an accessible wine with good ageing potential, then 2006 is a great option. The 2006 vintage created concentrated cabernets that can be enjoyed now or stored away to improve over time. Ultimately the best year for cabernet sauvignon comes down to personal preference.

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Comparing Stags Leap Wineries

Yes, there are two different Stags Leap wineries. Stags' Leap Winery is located in the Napa Valley of California, and has been producing premium wines since 1893. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is also located in Napa Valley, having been founded in 1970 by Warren Winiarski. Both wineries take ther name from the Stags Leap District AVA (American Viticultural Area), an area known for its unique terroir that produces distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon wines. While the two wineries are separate entities, they share a similar geographical origin and an appreciation for the unique flavors produced by grapes grown in this region.

Stags Leap Wine Wins Award

The 1973 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon was selected as the best red wine during the 1976 blind tasting organized by Steven Spurrier. This particular vintage was chosen over other American and French wines in the tasting, and was acclaimed for its bright cherry, plum and currant flavors along with its floral aromas and velvety tannins. The wine's quality and distinct characteristics earned it a spot in history as a standout among some of the most renowned wines in the world.

The Location of Stags Leap Wine

Stags Leap is an American Viticultural Area located within Napa Valley, California. The area is renowned for its diversity of soils, topography, and microclimates, which support a wide variety of grape varietals. Stags Leap lies on the south-eastern side of the valley, with its western boundary stretching alog the Silverado Trail. A designated sub-appellation of the larger Napa Valley AVA, Stags Leap covers approximately 4,000 acres of land and has an average elevation of 500 feet above sea level. The region is known for producing red wines with complex layers of flavor and structure, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The district also produces award-winning whites such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. With nearly 40 wineries in the area, Stags Leap offers a wealth of tasting opportunities for visitors to the region.

Who Is the Owner of The Stag Wine?

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is currently owned by Treasury Wine Estates, a subsidiary of the Australian-based Foster's Group. The winery was first established in 1893 and was purchased by Beringer Wine Estates in 1997. After Foster's Group acquired Beringer Wine Estates in 2000, the two wine groups were combined to become Beringer-Blass Wine Estates. In 2011, Beringer-Blass Wine Estates was sold to Treasury Wine Estates and became one of the largest wine companies in the world. Today, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is owned by Treasury Wine Estates and continues to produce some of the finest wines from its 240 acre (97 ha) estate vineyard.


Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is a full-bodied and complex red wine that showcases the winery's expertise in creating world-class wines. The 2013 vintage was crafted by winemaker Marcus Notaro, with close to two decades of experience in producing beautiful wines. With concentrated flavors of dark fruit and spices, this Cabernet Sauvignon has a balanced acidity, velvety tannins, and a long finish. This Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon is an exceptional example of the winery's commitment to producing top-notch wines that will age gracefully in the cellar for years to come.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.