Once upon a time, I was in Florida in a brand new 8,000 square foot home. Taken to the gorgeous new wine cellar, I thought, what a great place to expand one’s horizons. Mr. Sarasota, this one’s for you!

A walk on the “special AVA side” always takes me to the Stags Leap District AVA. Wonderful people, incredible sprawling vistas, beautiful gardens, and amazing Cabernets. When I read the following press release I knew I could pass IT along to you guys. Someone (maybe Mr. Sarasota) is going to be paying attention.

  • A Rare Opportunity to Obtain a Set of 17 Limited Release 2015 Cabernets from 17 Prestigious Wineries: The 2015 Stags Leap District Appellation Collection
  • The Stags Leap District Appellation Collection is the only luxury release of 17 different Cabernets from a single vintage.
  • Only 150 sets are available.


STAGS LEAP DISTRICT, Napa, CA, July 25, 2018 – The Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association (SLDWA) announced today that their highly-limited Appellation Collection will be released on October 15th, 2018. This is the only collection of this type offered to consumers. This year’s Appellation Collection includes one bottle of 2015 Stags Leap District-designated Cabernet Sauvignon from each of the seventeen Association member wineries. Only 150 sets are available for this one-of-a-kind offering and it is only available for purchase between October 15th through December 15th, 2018.

“The Appellation Collection is a highly sought-after wine gift,” said Remi Cohen, Vice President and General Manager at Cliff Lede Vineyards and President of the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association. “It is an exclusive collection that allows wine lovers to experience the entire District in one complete horizontal set. Each bottle unveils the unique terroir and soft tannin structure that makes the Stags Leap District the iconic region it is.”


“The 2015 vintage is a classic vintage in Napa Valley,” added Cohen. “Higher than average temperatures produced an exceptional vintage, that was high in quality but low in yields. The result are wines that are sensuous and full of character.”

The 2015 Appellation Collection is priced at $1,999.00 for the 17-bottle set, packaged in two boxes, with ground shipping included. The Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association is the exclusive retailer of the Appellation Collection and the only American Viticultural Area (AVA) or appellation to offer a vintage-specific assemblage of its wines.

Consumers interested in purchasing the Collection may order online beginning October 15th, 2018, at www.stagsleapdistrict.com. link.

For additional info, contact the Association’s Executive Director Nancy Bialek at (707) 255-1720.


October 15th – December 15th, 2018

150 Appellation Collection sets (Limited Edition)

Sold exclusively by the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association


Order online at


Contact Executive Director Nancy Bialek at (707) 255-1720


$1,999.00 includes ground shipping for 17 bottles shipped in two boxes, with detailed winemaker tasting notes. Additional sales tax applies to purchases made in California and in various other states, to the extent required by law.

Shipping: Included (where allowed by law).

The 2015 Appellation Collection includes one bottle of each of the following Stags Leap District-designated wines:

  • Baldacci Family Vineyards, 2015 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chimney Rock Winery, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ganymede Vineyard
  • Cliff Lede Vineyards, 2015 Moon Fantasy Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Clos Du Val, 2015 Hirondelle Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Ilsley Vineyards, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Lindstrom Wines, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malk Family Vineyards, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Odette Estate Winery, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pine Ridge Vineyards, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Quixote Winery, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Regusci Winery, 2015 ‘The Elders’ Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Shafer Vineyards, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five
  • Silverado Vineyards, 2015 SOLO, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, 2015 FAY Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Stags’ Leap Winery, 2015 The Leap Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Steltzner Vineyards, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Taylor Family Vineyards, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

About Stags Leap District Winegrowers:

The Stags Leap District Winegrowers is a non-profit association of vintners and growers united by the mission of enhancing the reputation of the appellation and its wines, and sharing its quality with the wine-loving world. The SLDWA is comprised of 17 wineries and 10 grower members. Wineries include the following:  Baldacci Family Vineyards, Chimney Rock Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Clos Du Val, Ilsley Vineyards, Lindstrom Wines, Malk Family Vineyards, Odette Estate Winery, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Quixote Winery, Regusci Winery, Shafer Vineyards, Silverado Vineyards, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Stags’ Leap Winery, Steltzner Vineyards, and Taylor Family Vineyards. To learn more about the Stags Leap District, please visit stagsleapdistrict.com or find the Association on Facebook.com/StagsLeapDistrict, Instagram.com/StagsLeapAVA, and Twitter @StagsLeapAVA.