The topographical, geological, and climatic features of Stags Leap District make up the region’s reputation for Cabernet Sauvignon. Paying attention to this gift, understanding and working with its potential, lies at the heart of winemaking on this historic estate.

Winemaker Christophe Paubert practices a meticulous, hands-on style of winemaking that emphasizes balance. The Stags’ Leap estate is about intense wines, yet soft tannins; balanced winemaking brings these qualities to the bottle.

From the hand-picked and hand-sorted fruit to the oak barrels aging in caves carved out of the solid rock of the mountain, Paubert’s methods are simple and traditional. His goal is to convey the essence of this world-class terroir from the grape to the glass, to create handcrafted wines that tell an authentic story of the land on which they are grown.

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