Stags' Leap Winery Viognier Napa Valley 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Voignier has been used as part of the final Stags' Leap Petite Syrah blend for the past thirteen years, but it wasn't until 1998 that the wine found its own bottle. In 2006, growing conditions during harvest were perfect, making it a standout vintage. A cool start to the season produced a late bud break, which could have delayed harvest by several weeks. But warm temperatures during the summer months accelerated ripening in Carneros and contributed to the exotic fruit flavors and aromas in the wine. The fruit for the 2006 Stags' Leap Viognier comes from vineyards that are planted to the rocky soils of the Stanly Ranch in Carneros. Harvested by hand, the fruit was whole cluster pressed and fermented in three-year-old French oak barrels. It was then aged on the lees and stirred every two weeks for eight months. Light straw in color, this wine offers aromas of honeydew melon, citrus and floral notes on the nose as the crisp entry introduces flavors of white peach, honeysuckle and slight grapefruit. Vibrant acidity leads to a full mouthfeel featuring kiwi and key lime notes that transition to a long finish featuring fruit to the end.

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Stags' Leap Winery:
A fashionable country resort in the mid-twentieth century, popular with Hollywood due to its 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens, legends of bootleggers and gangsters, ghosts and gypsies, Stags’ Leap has been home to three major family groups up through the modern revitalization of the winery that began in the 1970s. Stags Leap Manor, as it was called in the 1920s, was known as one of ... Read more
A fashionable country resort in the mid-twentieth century, popular with Hollywood due to its 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens, legends of bootleggers and gangsters, ghosts and gypsies, Stags’ Leap has been home to three major family groups up through the modern revitalization of the winery that began in the 1970s. Stags Leap Manor, as it was called in the 1920s, was known as one of the prominent country retreats in the Napa Valley at a time when resort and spa business was big. In addition to lodging and dining, amenities included lawn tennis, swimming, horseback riding, children’s activities, golf, music, cards, a library, and Napa Valley wines and liquors (prior to and after Prohibition). Read less
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External Reviews for Stags' Leap Winery Viognier Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Stags' Leap Winery Viognier 2006 and all other wine from Stags' Leap Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesDominated by a bouquet of honeysuckle, nectarine, citrus blossom, and essence of pear, this wine combines bright floral expression with a voluminous richness on the palate. This classically luxuriant Stags Leap Napa Valley Viognier balances its full body and silky viscosity with fresh vibrant acidity. A terrific vintage for Viognier, the wine is intensely aromatic and exuberant in its delivery of true varietal character. The finish is delicate, dry and crisp.



Voignier has been used as part of the final Stags' Leap Petite Syrah blend for the past thirteen years, but it wasn't until 1998 that the wine found its own bottle. In 2006, growing conditions during harvest were perfect, making it a standout vintage. A cool start to the season produced a late bud break, which could have delayed harvest by several weeks. But warm temperatures during the summer months accelerated ripening in Carneros and contributed to the exotic fruit flavors and aromas in the wine. The fruit for the 2006 Stags' Leap Viognier comes from vineyards that are planted to the rocky soils of the Stanly Ranch in Carneros. Harvested by hand, the fruit was whole cluster pressed and fermented in three-year-old French oak barrels. It was then aged on the lees and stirred every two weeks for eight months. Light straw in color, this wine offers aromas of honeydew melon, citrus and floral notes on the nose as the crisp entry introduces flavors of white peach, honeysuckle and slight grapefruit. Vibrant acidity leads to a full mouthfeel featuring kiwi and key lime notes that transition to a long finish featuring fruit to the end.

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