2018 Stags Leap Sauvignon Blanc
This inaugural 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is lively, expressive and vibrant, exhibiting the variety’s classic citrus fruit, lemongrass and white floral nuances. Backed up by a lean focused line of acidity and a steely minerality that adds to the wine’s crispness and complexity. There is a depth of flavor with candied lemon peel, passion fruit and melon, alongside hints of white floral jasmine and white pepper that linger on the palate of the lengthy finish.
NAME2018 Stags Leap Sauvignon Blanc
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUSA
REGIONNapa Valley, California
Perfect with seafood, chicken or Mediterranean dishes.
ABOUT THE WINERY
Stag’s Leap Winery is popular with Hollywood and is located in an intimate valley within Napa Valley. It’s known as a place of sincere natural beauty and is a prominent Vineyard to visit. Grapes were originally planted on the property in 1872 and the history of the estate is riddled with interesting stories like mischievous monkeys, “shady” dealings and ghosts.
The origin of the name “Stags’ Leap” is not well documented. Most common oral histories attribute it to a native Wappo legend of a stag leaping to escape hunters or leaping to its death in preference to being hunted down. Another version refers to a stag that eluded an entire generation of hunters, always leaping and vanishing at the last moment.