Stringer Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
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Region: Napa Valley, California
Grape varieties: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
The Stringer Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon pours a nearly opaque purple with a bouquet of black cherry fresh-cut cedar, crushed rocks, vanilla brioche, and anise. The pallet is silky and tight in its youth with fine-grained tannins enveloping the tongue. Bright red berry flavors give way to soy sauce, cola, and earth.
Song: Colossal By Wolfmother
Black Cherry, Black Plum, Blackberry
Room Temperature (63°–67°)
Sulfur Added (more than 50mg/L)
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Stringer Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Stringer Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is from Block C3A in the Pritchard Hill region of the vineyard and is planted to Clone 337. This region of Napa is characterized by red, volcanic rock and large diurnal shifts which are ideal for ripening Cabernet Sauvignon. The hand-picked fruit was destemmed, sorted, and moved to a combination of a closed-top stainless tank and small new 60-gallon French oak barrels for fermentation. After a 5-day cold soak, the must was inoculated. The wine stayed on its skins for 21 days and pressed at dryness. The barrel-fermented wine and tank-fermented wine were kept separate until a barrel selection could be made. To enhance the color and complexity a small amount of Petite Verdot from the Atlas Peak portion of Stagecoach Vineyard was blended in.
The Stringer Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon pours a nearly opaque purple with a bouquet of black cherry fresh-cut cedar, crushed rocks, vanilla brioche, and anise. The pallet is silky and tight in its youth with fine-grained tannins enveloping the tongue. Bright red berry flavors give way to soy sauce, cola, and earth. This wine will reward cellaring and/or a long decant.
About Stringer Cellars
Casey Stringer was a high schooler from Wisconsin traveling to California with his parents to visit colleges in the Bay area. Due to the unfortunate passing of a distant relative whom they had planned to visit during the trip, they had a gap in their schedule. They decided to head to Napa Valley, a place that they had all certainly heard about but knew little about. He and his father Chip were taken with Napa’s laid-back lifestyle, vineyard-filled landscapes, and the wines. Casey knew then that his path in life would be with wine. Back at home in Wisconsin with those memories still fresh, Casey picked up a job at a local wine shop to begin learning all he could while Chip began collecting wines both from Napa and around the world.
Casey did end up going to college in California, but in Santa Barbara where he studied photography. He immediately got a job as a cellar hand at a local winery where he soon realized that he wanted to spend his time in the cellar and vineyards and not in photography school. Throughout his twenties, Casey traveled both near and abroad seeking different experiences in winemaking. He worked at Robert Sinskey Vineyards in Napa, Archery Summit in Oregon, and a few wineries in Central Otago and Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, where he attended school for a formal winemaking education. Upon returning to California, Casey worked in the cellar at the esteemed Santa Ynez cult winery Jonata.
While visiting his family in Wisconsin he met a girl, and as the story goes, decided to stay put and get married. While this seemed like a detour in his winemaking journey, the wine bug was still firmly planted. Casey reached out to his California connections and began shipping premium West Coast fruit to Wisconsin and making what was arguably Wisconsin’s best-ever wine produced in a garage, but as he says, that wasn’t a sustainable business model. So it was back to the vines in California with his wife, Brooke, and now their two young boys in tow.
Stringer Cellars now make their wines at Grand Cru Custom Crush in the heart of Sonoma County. It’s a whole family affair: Casey serves as lead winemaker, Chip oversees operations, his brothers, Andrew and Tim, help with marketing and sales, and his wife, Brooke can often be found pouring tastings behind the bar. Their winemaking philosophy is simple: Use the finest grapes they can find from the best vineyard sites in California to make small lot of wines you will not soon forget. Casey employs minimalist winemaking techniques, allowing the fruit and individual vineyards to shine through in each bottle.
About Stagecoach Vineyards
Located 1,800 feet above sea level in Napa Valley you will find the famed Stagecoach Vineyard nestled along the steep mountain tops and sweeping hillsides of the Vaca Mountains. Notorious for “extreme terroir” Stagecoach Vineyard produces some of the most prestigious and sought-after fruit in Napa Valley.
The Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from Stagecoach Vineyard for Stringe Cellars comes from block C3A in the highly acclaimed Pritchard Hill region of the vineyard. Red volcanic earth and clay loam dispersed with large boulders comprise this vineyard. The soil composition coupled with moderate mid-day temperatures results in Cabernet Sauvignon that is beautifully balanced with concentrated, bold flavors and ideally ripened, silky tannins.