2013 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet "wine club member"
Stagecoach Vineyard sits at 1800 feet in the eastern hills above Napa Valley. Established by the Krupp brothers, it took years of work and moving more than a billion pounds of rock to plant the vineyard. In an area most thought unplantable, Stagecoach Vineyard has flourished and grown into a 600 + acre behemoth. Living at the top of the Napa Valley Cabernet food chain. The H2 block, where Dutcher Crossing sources Cabernet Sauvignon from, sits on the western side of the vineyard. It has southern exposure and thin rocky soil that combine to help ripen fruit to the peak of maturity. On a clear day we can catch a glimpse of San Francisco and the surrounding bay from this awe inspiring site.
When you first pour a glass of the 2013 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon you will notice how intensely colored the wine is. A not so subtle hint at the power this wine is packing. Aromas of black currents, red berries, cedar and oak all hit your nose. The palate of this Cabernet Sauvignon is full and round. Flavors of red fruits, cedar, bakers chocolate, sap and toasty oak give way to the massive tannin structure the 2013 vintage provided us. Pair this big boy with a steak, hot off the grill.