Stagecoach Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
The latest legendary Cabernet from Bill with grapes grown on a select block of volcanic soil in the famous "Stagecoach" vineyard high above Stags Leap in Napa, this wine defines "Aged Napa Cabernet Sauvignon."
This wine is currently undergoing Élevage, the French term for the progression of wine between fermentation and bottling. The raw fermented juice is shaped during this period into something resembling its final form, through techniques such as barrel aging, filtering and fining. Good winemaking decisions during élevage can help the juice achieve its full potential.
Expected Release Mid 2019
A velvety and appealing wine that should be accompanied by faint candlelight on a laid table or with the light sparks of a crackling open fire as a companion for reading. The ripe Cabernet Sauvignon and the long ageing period give it full body that seduces the senses and a warm color that lightly brushes your thoughts.
The 2015 vintage was disappointing with regards to quantity but far exceeded our expectations on quality. After three fruitful years in a row we were becoming used to a record breaking crush.
The overall vigor of this growing season was low, the harvest began early and finished late, the timing being dictated by crop maturity in a difficult year however the final wine quality in tank was excellent across the board for all varietals and appellations.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.