Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
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When speaking of vines and vineyards, the conversation eventually makes its way to the subject of rootstock and clones. Both can contribute to the quality of the grapes the vineyard produces. To understand these terms the best place to start is with the grape vine.
Wine and art have both been inspired by beauty and great thinking over the millennia. One example of superlative beauty and thought can be found in a collection of seventeenth century hand colored engravings owned by Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars.
We spend a lot of time talking about the red wines produced by Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and not nearly enough time talking about the refreshing, food friendly white wines the winery produces. In this issue we focus on the three primary vineyards in Napa Valley that are the basis for our Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines, and the steps we take to produce these wines.
There is evidence of wine production as early as 6000 years ago but corkscrews are a more recent invention.
On May 24, 1976, a wine tasting took place in Paris that changed the world’s view of California wines forever.
Estate Wine Library
Visit our Estate Wine Library where we share the original tasting notes from the winery as well as notes and comments from our winemaking team and collectors based on tastings over the years.