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The Stags Leap District AVA is an American Viticultural Area located within the Napa Valley AVA north of the city of Napamarker, Californiamarker. The Stags Leap District was the first appellation 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 Mountainsmarker. 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 Cellarsmarker Cabernet from this AVA won first place in the red wine category, beating out classified Bordeaux estates. Today, the Stags Leap District is home to sixteen different wineries.


  1. Appellation America (2007). "Stags Leap District (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Oct. 31, 2007.
  2. Napa's Stags Leap District AVA published by

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