Passion – a new perspective from a Napa classic…Enjoy!
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by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML
Wine making pivots on people plush with passion. Passion which may not make much sense to others.
In 1973, Chicago publisher John Shafer uprooted his family and a successful career to grow grapes in northern Napa Valley. 1973 proved quite a year, not just for John Shafer and his family, but for the ‘valley within a valley’ he chose to plant his vines, a region he would later help designate as Stags Leap District.
In 1976, fortune smiled when the Judgement of Paris blind tasting awarded first place to a 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon from this region of Napa, overshadowing illustrious French entries such as Mouton-Rothschild and Haut-Brion. That day launched a legend.
So named for a stag once observed leaping over a cliff, Stags Leap District (not to be confused with Stag’s…
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