Every pop oenologist has heard of Stag’s Leap, the Napa Valley Wunderkind that beat out several first growths of Bordeaux at a 1976 blind tasting in Paris. But before you shell out for a bottle, watch that apostrophe.
Not to be confused with Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is Stag’s Leap Winery, also of Napa Valley. A vinous knock-off? Of course, only Stag’s Leap won the Paris tasting. Restaurant wine lists are not above capitalizing on the confusion- and price differential.
From the book: Big Secrets by William Poundstone