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Napa Valley Cabernet: Best Stags Leap District 2018 wines

Stags Leap District produces elegant, graceful Cabernets with vibrant, clean energy. Matthew Luczy picks his top ten 2018s and gives an overview of the vintage in this famous AVA.

One of the smallest AVAs in Napa, with gentle slopes creating unique exposures for many vineyards.

The region receives a direct funnel of marine layer from San Pablo Bay, with afternoon ocean breezes helping tame midday temperatures.

Scroll down for the top-scoring Stags Leap District 2018 wines

It borders the Yountville AVA on three sides, with the fittingly-named Stags Leap Palisades forming its eastern border, the Napa River to its west and lowlands to the south.

See the top-scoring Stags Leap District 2018 wines

See also

Decanter Premium Collector’s Guide: Napa Valley 

Producer profile: Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

California Cabernet 2016: Panel tasting results

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