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2018 STAGECOACH VINEYARD® CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Stagecoach Vineyard® is located eight miles up from the valley floor on the eastern mountains framing the Napa Valley. It is a large vineyard with nearly 750 acres planted to over 50 different grapes.
Our fruit comes from a premium vineyard block that faces southwest within the Pritchard Hill Region of the vineyard. This area is a bit warmer than other parts of the vineyard with moderate temperatures - it's a sweet spot for cabernet sauvignon with it's marine influence and volcanic red rock soils. The fruit from this area of the vineyard is ripe, bold and concentrated.
Our 2018 release shows aromas of blueberry, dark black cherry, currant and chocolate with hints of Asian spice. The mouth is more black/red fruit dominate - black cherry/black raspberry/boysenberry - there is a ton of fruit but not overdone, with some austere tannin tension.
James Suckling 93 points
Jeb Dunnuck 90 points
2019: James Suckling - 93 points
2017: James Suckling - 94 points and "Top 10 List of Napa Cabs Under $100"
2016: James Suckling - 93 points; Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93+ points
2014: James Suckling - 93 points
2013: James Suckling - 93 points