This is a very vibrant wine from an
incredibly successful year upon the famed Stagecoach Mountain property, located
East of the Silverado Trail.
Developed in the early 1990’s by legendary grape grower, Jan Krupp, our hearty
cabernet vines are grown at an elevation of 1200+ feet above the Napa Valley
floor, in the Atlas Peak district. The difficult, and incredibly rocky
and often steep terrain makes for amazingly complex and multidimensional wines
known for their sharp sophistication and longevity in the wine cellar.
Wine Maker’s Notes: One of my very favorite vineyards, wines and
vintages! This release puts it all together and delivers with
abundance. The ’14 is full of jam-bomb fruit, great entry, middle and
length to the end. The approach to the nose is a showy array of ripe red
fruit, currants, dried cherry and a subtle kiss of oak vanillin. The mouth
shows the typical sensations and feelings of premium mountain terroir.
Lush red fruit, dense black cherry and a moderate fine block tannin
backbone. While a bit youthful upon release, I cannot wait to see
this wine in 5 or 10 years! I trust that cellared correctly, this
Cabernet will be quite enjoyable to 2040 and beyond..