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2021 Stags' Leap Amparo Napa Valley Rosé

2021 Stags' Leap Amparo Napa Valley Rosé

2021 Stags' Leap Amparo Napa Valley Rosé

Tasting Notes

Tasting Note

Named in honor of the lady of the Stags’ Leap manor, the 2022 Amparo Rosé is beguiling, with a unique style all its own. A lovely bright pink hue with vibrant aromas of fresh cherry, strawberry shortcake, and pomegranate, accompanied by a touch of delicate rose petal perfume. On the palate, this Grenache-based rosé leaps forward with a bounty of juicy watermelon, red raspberry, and exotic orange blossom notes, supported by a lithe, mouthwatering texture. Small amounts of Carignane add fruit intensity to the blend, while also adding depth of color, and a touch of complexity. Made in a dry style, this crisp and elegant rosé is the perfect accompaniment to lighter fare or is delightful on its own as a refreshing aperitif.

Technical Information

Varietal Rose
Vintage 2021
Appellation Napa Valley
Oak Treatment 100% Neutral French Oak for around 4 months
Alcohol % 14.7%
Case Production 651



After a 24-hour maceration period designed to extract color and flavor from the freshly-harvested grapes, the juice was gently “bled” off the skins in a traditional saignée method of rosé winemaking. Fermentation followed in neutral oak barrels to capture the varietal’s natural acidity and delicate fruit flavors. The young wine was racked off the lees immediately after fermentation to preserve its freshness and aged for three months in neutral oak barrels.

Christophe Paubert - Winemaker

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.


Vintage Note

The 2021 season was joyous and welcomed after the challenges of previous vintages, producing exceptionally high-quality fruit, some of the best in recent years. Rain early in the year led to almost no notable precipitation for the rest of the season, providing an ideal environment for grapes to flower, bloom, and set in early spring, with budbreak early in April, followed by flowering and bloom in May. The summer saw early and even ripening throughout the valley, with veraison appearing in early July. Low yields (in part due to drought conditions), created fruit that is intensely flavored and smaller in berry size. One of the earliest starts, harvest began with white wine grapes coming in towards late July, while red wine grapes arrived about a month later, at the end of August. With optimal ripening and taste, our winemakers took their time bringing grapes in, crafting wines of fantastic character, with amazing color extraction, aromatic intensity, tremendous balance, and structure, that are equally lush and fruity. A tremendous year to taste the nuances and terroir distinction from around the valley.


Napa Valley AVA

Napa Valley


Made from 89% Grenache, with most of the fruit coming from Gamble Ranch Vineyard, located mid-valley in Oakville. Originating from the Rector Creek alluvial fan near Oakville, the rocky soil of this vineyard produces Grenache grapes of wonderful intensity, ideal for our rosé. The remaining portion of Grenache comes from the Frediani Vineyard, located in Calistoga. Based in the northernmost part of Napa Valley, this warm region vineyard consistently produces some of the most refined Grenache grapes that Winemaker Christophe Paubert has ever tasted.

Winemaker Christophe Paubert

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