Heir Apparent winemaker Dwight Bonewell is a master of assemblage who strives to create compelling wines from some of Napa Valley’s most coveted vineyards. His expertise shines in his Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon, offering a quintessential representation of the region’s finest attributes with Bordeaux-like qualities, including penetrating fruit, vibrant definition, and mouth-quenching acidity.

Stags Leap District’s distinctive terroir is characterized by the interplay of heat radiating from the rocky cliffs and the tempering influence of the cooling breeze from the South. This dynamic combination gives rise to grapes with remarkable power and intense concentration, making many of the region’s wines exceptional.

The Heir Apparent STAGS LEAP 100% Cabernet Sauvignon emerges from sustainably farmed vineyards. The vines are grown in nutrient-deficient, shallow soils, forcing the roots deep into the earth. Deep roots extract more minerals and illuminate their site-specific terroir. After aging for 22 months in oak, this wine displays a harmonious blend of grace, power, and balance.

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From The Wine Independent, “Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District features scents of warm cassis, wild blueberries, and mulberries plus touches of garrigue, menthol, and graphite. The medium to full-bodied palate has an approachable frame of grainy tannins and bright acidity supporting the vibrant black fruit flavors, finishing on a minty note.” THE WINE INDEPENDENT 93 POINTS

From Jeb Dunnuck, “The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Heir Apparent Stags Leap District showed beautifully, with a pure, elegant, classic Stags Leap style in its cassis and black raspberry fruit as well as floral and mineral-like nuances. I love its overall balance and purity, and it has nicely integrated acidity and outstanding length.” JEB DUNNUCK 92 POINTS

From James Suckling, “Aromas of blackberries, currants, stones and baking spices on the nose. Medium body with fine tannins. Spices and herbs mingle with berries and currants on the mid-palate. Lively and straightforward with a vivid finish with some length. Better after 2025.” JAMES SUCKLING 92 POINTS

For the many Fans of Heir Apparent Wines, and Napa Valley Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon, you won’t want to hesitate to secure your cases on this outstanding 2021 Vintage. If you have enjoyed any Heir Apparent Cabernet my friends, you will absolutely love this STAGS LEAP DISTRICT CABERNET SAUVIGNON. It’s a pure, elegant, classic Stags Leap style… and at this VIP Exclusive, you may want to double-up. Heir Apparent Cabernets are one of our top-sellers, and they seem to quickly dissipate into a few lucky cellars.

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