The Maestro Collection Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent example of the
diversity found throughout the Napa Valley. The Stags Leap District, the smallest AVA in
the Napa Valley, has coarse, limiting soils which nurture bold, deeply flavored fruit and
To develop this wine’s complex fruit expression, we first cold soaked the destemmed grapes
for gentle flavor extraction. During fermentation, regular pumpovers incorporate the
flavor-rich skins into the juice. Malolactic fermentation, which naturally changes the malic
acid into softer lactic acid, rounds the flavors. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is barrel aged exclusively in French
oak (60% new) for 22 months.