Stagecoach CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Stagecoach Vineyard has become one of the most renowned vineyards in Napa Valley. We find ourselves in great company with thirty of Napa's elite winemakers who have the opportunity to craft premium wines from the fruit of this challenging, dramatic terrain.
Captivated by the character and complexity found in these mountain grapes, we began our association in 2005 with our first Stagecoach Cabernet Sauvignon. Today we manage five vineyard lots in the Stagecoach Vineyards producing Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and two blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Our Stagecoach Cabernet Sauvignon is a limited production wine only made in specific years where the harvest is of particularly high quality. Click on the particular wine below to review our historic range of Stagecoach Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
About Stagecoach Vineyards
Stagecoach Vineyard rises 900 feet above sea level and continues to climb to nearly 1,850 feet at its highest elevation. With south-facing slopes filled with shallow, volcanic soils, the site’s rugged terroir is ideal for growing intensely colored Cabernet Sauvignon grapes rich with mineral and mountain flavors.
This rugged terrain first made history in the 1800s, when the gentleman bandit known as Black Bart, robbed the daily stagecoach that traveled over the hill from St. Helena to Monticello.
Dr. Jan Krupp noticed a few old vines, perhaps 100 years old and began developing the property in 1995, defying what many local experts claimed was an impossible task. It took Jan seven years to clear more than a billion pounds of volcanic rock.
Now, with nearly 600 acres planted to vine, the Cabernet-focused Stagecoach is the largest contiguous vineyard in the Napa Valley. Over 1,100 acres of rocky, volcanic terroir extends from the southern edge of Pritchard Hill overlooking Oakville to the westernmost regions of the Atlas Peak appellation.