Napa Valley Stagecoach vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Only 100 Cases Produced
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Perry Moore Wine's focus is to create small, handcrafted lots of wines that capture the natural qualities of the vineyard. The winery's fruit comes from some of the most well known and prestigious vineyards in the world. These vineyards are known for their unique characteristics and history in producing some of the top Napa Valley Cabs over the years.
Our featured wine comes from the Stagecoach vineyard in Napa Valley. Stretching from the westernmost regions of Atlas Peak all the way to the east overlooking Oakville, Pritchard Hill is 900-1700 feet above sea level. It is noted for its wide range of varietals, rootstocks and micro-climates. The grapes from this vintage come from near the top of the vineyard which is lower yielding than the rest of the vineyard.
This wine was tasted on December 19, 2007 by a panel of 8 tasters in a blind tasting format and paired withSlow-Braised Short Ribs with Garlic-Cabernet Reduction Sauce.
This is a big, full-bodied Cab! Dark red, almost maroon in color, it has black cherry, raspberry and caramel aromas and flavors. With legs of a giraffe, this wine is smooth, balanced between the fruit and oak influences, and has a finish that goes on and on. The wine was opened 5 hours before tasting and lasted precious few minutes in the glass. The wine is very approachable now but should evolve nicely for up to 10 years.
|Wine Profile Style|
|Light Bodied||Medium Bodied||Full Bodied|
|Drink Now (0-3 yrs)||Will Age (3-5 yrs)||Will Age (8-10 yrs)|
|Slightly Fruity||Fruity||Very Fruity|
|No Tannins||Softer Tannins||Heavier Tannins|
|Low Acidity||Medium Acidity||High Acidity|
|No Residual Sugar Dry||Off Dry||Sweet|
Our mission is to provide unbiased opinions of the wine being offered. These notes come from up to 10 guests who tasted this wine in a blind tasting format (wine is concealed so their identity is unknown). Why this format? Tasting blind completely throws out any hype associated with a certain winery, style, price point, etc; it forces the taster to accept what is in the glass without any predetermined notions. Our guests utilize Robert Parker's Glossary of Wine Terms for their comments for consistency purposes. In addition, we utilize the wine aroma wheel to enhance one’s ability to describe the complexity of wine flavor. Notes are posted on this wine during the tasting to ensure they accurately reflect the impressions.
|Blend||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Appelation||100% Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley|
|Harvest Dates||October 10th, 2005|
|Sugar at Harvest||25.7 degrees Brix|
|Fermentation||9 days with max temp of 92 degrees; 3 punchdowns/day|
|Aging / Cooperage||22 months in French oak, 33% new|
|Alcohol||14.7% by volume|
|Acidity||TA = 6.3 g/L|
Deep color with red-purplish hue. The nose is exhibiting a lovely dark fruit characteristic integrated with the nutty and toasty notes of the oak barrel; the ripeness of the fruit shows well in the nose. As the nose indicated, the palate is well structured and showing the ripeness that is noticed in the nose. The midpalate is beautifully integrated and balanced between the fruit, acidity and oak influence. This balance is a solid bridge to the lengthy finish.