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Stags Leap District's Legendary Vintners Collaborate on the Release of the Coveted Appellation Collection


Date: 09/24/13

Stags Leap District 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Celebrates Appellations' 'Sense of Place'
by Press Release

The Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association (SLDW) announced today the October 15th release of its highly limited Appellation Collection – the only Napa Valley wine offering comprised entirely from a single appellation. This year’s coveted compilation features one bottle of 2009 Stags Leap District-designated Cabernet Sauvignon from each of 18 distinguished Association member wineries. The exclusive release will be made available from October 15th through December 15th, 2013.

Designed to showcase the world-class quality and distinctive characteristics of the District’s Cabernet Sauvignon, the Appellation Collection offers wine enthusiasts a one-of-a-kind opportunity to taste their way through the renowned Stags Leap District appellation and experience the region’s 'sense of place.' A must-have for wine lovers and collectors alike, this compilation represents the best the region and its gifted vintners have to offer. These critically acclaimed and rare wines are no longer (or never were) available in the broad market.

"The 2009 vintage enjoyed even, steady ripening in Stags Leap District, and produced magnificent wines with exquisite balance and complexity,” said Michael Beaulac, president of the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association and General Manager and Winemaker at Pine Ridge Vineyards. “This year’s Appellation Collection provides a fantastic opportunity to explore the signature power and elegance of our region’s wines.”

The 2009 Appellation Collection includes one bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from each of the following Stags Leap District Winegrowers' wineries: Baldacci Family Vineyards, Chimney Rock Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Clos Du Val, Hartwell Vineyards, Ilsley Vineyards, Lindstrom Wines, Malk Family Vineyards, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Regusci Winery, Robinson Family Vineyards, Shafer Vineyards, Silverado Vineyards, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Stags' Leap Winery, Steltzner Vineyards, Taylor Family Vineyards and Terlato Family Vineyards.

The 2009 Appellation Collection is priced at $1,599.00 for the 18-bottle set. Additional sales tax of 8% applies to purchases made in California, and in various other states to the extent required by law. The Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association is the exclusive retailer of the Appellation Collection, and the only American Viticultural Association or appellation offering a vintage-specific assemblage of its Cabernet Sauvignon.

Consumers interested in purchasing the Collection may order online beginning October 15th, 2013 at www.stagsleapdistrict.com/appellationcollection. For additional information, contact the Association's Executive Director Nancy Bialek at (707) 255-1720.

Additional Facts, 2009 Appellation Collection:
The 2009 Appellation Collection includes one bottle of each of the following Stags Leap District-designated wines:
Baldacci Family Vineyards - 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Chimney Rock Winery - 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ganymede Vineyard
Cliff Lede Vineyards - 2009 Cinnamon Rhapsody Cabernet Sauvignon
Clos Du Val - 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Hartwell Vineyards - 2009 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Ilsley Vineyards - 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Lindstrom Wines - 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Malk Family Vineyards - 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Pine Ridge Vineyards - 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Regusci Winery - 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Robinson Family Vineyards - 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Shafer Vineyards - 2009 One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon
Silverado Vineyards - 2009 Solo
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars - 2009 Fay Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags' Leap Winery - 2009 The Leap Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Steltzner Vineyards - 2009 Martini Clone Cabernet Sauvignon
Taylor Family Vineyards - 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Terlato Family Vineyards - 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Availability:
October 15th - December 15th, 2013
150 cases (Limited Edition)
Sold exclusively by the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association

Order online:
www.stagsleapdistrict.com/appellationcollection
Contact Executive Director Nancy Bialek at (707) 255-1720

Cost:
$1,599.00 per 18 bottles in a two-box set with detailed winemaker tasting notes.

Shipping:
Free in California and where allowed by law; please inquire.

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 19 wineries and 10 grower members. Wineries include: Baldacci Family Vineyards, Chimney Rock Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Clos Du Val, Hartwell Vineyards, Ilsley Vineyards, Lindstrom Wines, Malk Family Vineyards, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Odette Estate Winery, Regusci Winery, Shafer Vineyards, Silverado Vineyards, Robinson Family Vineyards, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Stags’ Leap Winery, Steltzner Vineyards, Taylor Family Vineyards, and Terlato Family Vineyards. To learn more about the Stags Leap District, please visit stagsleapdistrict.com or find them on Facebook.com/StagsLeapDistrict.

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