Stags Leap District AVA is an American Viticultural Area
located within the Napa Valley AVA
north of the city of Napa, California.
The Stags Leap District was the first
to be designated an AVA
based on the unique terroir
characteristics of its soil. The soil of this region include loam and clay sediments from the
Napa River and volcanic soil deposits left over from erosion of the Vaca Mountains.
Like many Napa Valley AVAs, Stags Leap
District is particularly known for it Cabernet Sauvignon
. In 1976 at the
Judgement of Paris wine
tasting, the 1973 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet from this AVA won first place in the red
wine category, beating out classified
Today, the Stags Leap District is home to
sixteen different wineries.
- Appellation America (2007). "Stags Leap District (AVA): Appellation
Description". Retrieved Oct. 31, 2007.
- Napa's Stags Leap District AVA published by novusvinum.com