Napa's neighborhood for world-class reds, the Stags Leap District attracts some of the best in California including: Chimney Rock, Shafer, Quixote, and Clos du Val. Vineyards here date back to the mid-1800s when the Silverado Trail was just a quiet horse path. Cabernet Sauvignon became Napa's star during the 1976 Judgment of Paris, when Stags Leap took first place over the French First Growth Bordeaux's Mouton-Rothschild and Haut Brion. The staggering impact of the "win" was reinforced ten years later when the same wines were tasted a second time. The winner was a Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, 1972 Clos Du Val. As Karen MacNeil says "when you taste a Stags Leap District wine, you understand what all the fuss is about." The Block 715 Special Reserve is the best kept secret in California, and all about the textural hedonism. Only $34.98, this is a remarkable find from Napa Valley!
"An amazing Cabernet Sauvignon as you would expect from Stags Leap. Big, dark and dense with a gorgeous core of blackberry, plum, cassis and cherry flavors that roll through with power giving way to solid tannins followed by a long, polished finish." The Wine Buyer, 97 Points