Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
1,800 feet above the valley floor in the eastern Vaca Mountains of Napa Valley lies the famed Stagecoach Vineyard. Stagecoach Vineyard extends from the Atlas Peak AVA all the way north to the Pritchard Hill region. Our Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet is from Block C3A in the Pritchard Hill region of the vineyard and is planted to Clone 337. This region of Napa is characterized by red, volcanic rock and large diurnal shifts which are ideal for ripening Cabernet Sauvignon.
The hand-picked fruit was destemmed, sorted and moved to a combination of a closed top stainless tank and small new 60 Gallon French oak barrels for fermentation. After a 5-day cold soak the must was inoculated. The wine stayed on its skins for 21 days and pressed at dryness. The barrel fermented wine and tank fermented wine was kept separate until a barrel selection could be made. To enhance the color and complexity we blended in a small amount of Petite Verdot from the Atlas Peak portion of Stagecoach Vineyard.
The wine pours a nearly opaque purple with a bouquet of black cherry fresh cut cedar, crushed rocks, vanilla brioche and anise. The pallet is silky and tight in its youth with fine grained tannins enveloping the tongue. Bright red berry flavors give way to soy sauce, cola and earth. This wine will reward cellaring and/or a long decant.
pH: 3.61 TA: 6.4 g/L Alc: 15.1%
Winemaker: Casey Stringer
- Blend97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
- WinemakerCasey Stringer
- AppellationNapa Valley
- Farming MethodSustainable
- Aging/Cooperage75% new French Oak
- Release Date4/5/23
- Production150 cases