Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
About This Wine
On the nose: Dark fruit, pipe tobacco, smoked bacon, cedar wood, dried flowers, fresh impression of white pepper, cold ashes, nutmeg, oregano
On the palate: Licorice, minerality, massive tannins with aging rhubarb, wet stone, plum, blackberry, and rose candy
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
The Krupp family started developing Stagecoach Vineyard in 1995. With over 500 acres planted, it is the largest contiguous mountain planting in the Napa Valley, stretching from the westernmost regions of Atlas Peak all the way to the east overlooking Oakville. This rocky, volcanic terroir and well-drained soils are perfect growing conditions for hillside fruit. Another great attribute of this appellation is that it is an altitude vineyard with a valley floor climate. Being on the plateau of Atlas Peak brings constant heat, but late ripening. It is a location that gives amazing structure to wines due to extremely framed tannins that take time to ripen.