The unthinkable happened. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars shocked the wine world.
The 1976 Judgment of Paris
Winner: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon 1973
1st Runner Up: Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1970
2nd Runner Up: Chateau Haut-Brion 1970
A wine blind tasting, now famously referred to as "The Judgment of Paris" was conducted in 1976. The verdict was disbelieving. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars bested Bordeaux's best-of-the-best. Wine connoisseurs went speechless. Overnight, Napa Valley's "terroir" leaped into the spotlight.
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars has since gone from strength to strength, producing a vast range of phenomenal wines. Its top wine, Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon, seeks to convey the perfect match where "opposites attract". Cask 23 is the outcome of two divergent soils. Its Fay vineyard produces a perfumey character with soft and silky tannins. Its S.L.V. vineyard creates a richer personality, exhibiting blackcurrant notes with firm structure. Merge the two, and you get sublime complexity.
Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon aims to relay Napa's diversity. It is a blend of grapes from Atlas Peak, St Helena, Rutherford, Calistoga and so on. The cooler regions add fresh fruits and bright acidity, while the warmer regions give dark fruits with lush tannins.
Don't miss the chance to discover a winery that changed the wine world, forever.