Inaugural Release! Inspired by the Bordeaux-style varieties used in many of our red wines, this red wine was crafted in limited production and only avaliable at our winery.
The 2017 vintage in the Napa Valley was smaller yielding but high in quality. The region enjoyed much needed rain during the winter months ending the drought. A short period of warmer than usual temperatures during Labor Day weekend accelerated harvest for early ripening grape varieties, resulting in an intense and, at times, unpredictable harvest. Though yields were lower than usual, the wines show exceptional flavor intensity and conditions were perfect for producing a Malbec with beautiful fruit as well as tremendous concentration of flavors, highly saturated color, and layers of complexity.
The Grower Red Wine is a combination of estate fruit and grapes from select Napa Valley growers with a focus on sourcing from the valley floor. We selected varieties that seamlessly blend together and enhance one another aromatically and structurally. This wine is the perfect bridge between the old world of Bordeaux and the new world of Napa Valley elegant and lush and carries through the natural balance and concentrated fresh flavors ideal in all Stags’ Leap wines.
For Christophe Paubert, Winemaker and General Manager at Stags’ Leap Winery, the identity of a wine is found through the terroir. Christophe’s career has spanned the industry from sales to winemaking, and his impressive background includes positions at Chateau d’Yquem and Gruaud-Larose as well as projects in Chile, Spain and Washington State. But it was the terroir of Stags’ Leap that drew him to California.