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“An iron fist in a velvet glove”; a classic descriptor for Cabernets from Stags Leap District, and for our Pool Block Cabernet Sauvignon. This big, rich cabernet has a lively entry with moderate tannins. Hints of brown sugar, anise undertones, mixed with dark fruit give this wine complexity
and structure to age gracefully. Pool Block is a small 3-acre parcel located directly below the Stags Leap District Palisades, which produces our favorite Cabernet. This is an older vineyard in a bench land area that produces fruit of great intensity.
Rich black dark purple with a vibrant ruby edge. Blackberry and blueberry dominate with hints of currants, violets, vanilla and baking spices. Dark fruit notes, enhanced with oak and baking spices. A single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from our most southern block of vineyards. Martini Clone is a colonial selection of Cabernet Sauvignon we acquired from founding Napa Valley vintner Louis Martini in the mid 1960’s.
Deep red hue. Aromas of red fruits and sweet oak. Supple tannins through the pallet. Cassis and black cherry dominate the fruit profile with hints of blackberry jam and peppercorn. Subtle almond vanilla notes from barrel ageing. This is a blend from three distinct blocks on our 30 acre Stags Leap District Estate. Wines were harvested separately and blended at 18 months. Barrel aged in new and one and two year old French oak barrels.
Garnet color. Aromas of raspberries, slate. Sweet fruit with gentle tannins through the pallet. Black Cherry and earthy mushroom with a bit of graphite on the finish. Vanilla notes from barrel ageing.
This is a blend from several vineyards around Napa Valley including Coombsville AVA, Oak Knoll AVA and St. Helena AVA. Our goal to make a approachable style of Cabernet Sauvignon at a reasonable price.
Vintage: 2012 is a vintage to watch from the Napa Valley. Although a drier year the growing conditions were ideal in terms of bud break, fruit set and veraison. The quality of grapes and the resulting wines are show stopping.
Inky dark and deep color. Violets and dark crushed slate followed by red fruit. Chewy tannin and great mouthfeel. This vineyard is just under one acre with soils that are shallow and rocky creating a very expressive wine.
Deep color and amazing aromas jump out of the glass. Bright Bing cherry, and beautiful toasted oak create a very complex wine. The vineyard is just under an acre at .88 and the last Sangiovese planted in Stags Leap District. Clonal selections came from Italy, in what we like to call the Samsonite selections, our suitcase!
Pale straw in color, bright fruit and balanced acidity. Melon, citrus and honey suckle.
We choose the Stanley Ranch in the Oak Knoll District of Napa. The soils are rich and perfect growing area for Sauvignon Blanc. Part of this lot was barrel aged in neutral oak to give a rounder mouth feel and more complexity.