Featured Wine - Krutz Family Cellars

Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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Napa Valley - Atlas Peak

95 Points

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Wine Description

Holiday Gift for Cabernet Sauvignon Lovers

For those friends of yours who love Cabernet Sauvignon, why not give them a unique, small production wine from a new cult wine producer - Krutz Family Cellars?  Their 06 vintage was ranked one of the top 100 wines in 2011 by Wine Enthusiast (Feb 2011), and it has already sold out. Get in early, this new producer's wine will soon be available for wine club members only. Today, we are offering a limited quantity of the 2007 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon at a +15% discount:.

  • 1 Bottle $64 + $17 shipping - $11 savings
  • 2 Bottles $128 and free shipping - $41 savings
  • 6 Bottles with Box Gift Set $375 and free shipping - $68 savings
Tax is applied to orders shipping to California only. Please note that this promotion is for shipping wine to California, Nevada and Oregon only. If Indie Winemakers receives an order going to any other state, it will not be processed and you will be issued full credit. Sales are first come, first served, so we suggest that you buy early.

95 Point Wine!

"This bottling, from the vineyard high up on Atlas Peak, is establishing itself as a real benchmark. The ’07 is smooth and rich and vast in flavor, offering waves of blackberries, cherry pie, cassis and blackstrap molasses, with a delicious coating of sweet, smoky oak. It’s impressive in youth, but so balanced, it should easily negotiate the years."

  • 95 pts Wine Enthusiast – Steve Heimoff
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

Tasting Notes

Indie Winemakers' Tasting Notes

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.

Tasting Notes - 2007 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Indie Winemakers' Tasting Notes

Our tasting notes include sight, aromatics and palate. For more information, see our Tasting Techniques.
  • Sight: This wine is clear, dark ruby red in color with no rim variation. The deep color suggests the richness to come.
  • Aromatics: Bright fruit nose and taste. Red cherries and a cedar nose.
  • Palate: Full-bodied, forward fruit gives it a smooth mouth feel. Ripe tannins add to the long, lingering finish.

Technical Data

Wine Technical Data
Blend 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec
Appelation Napa Valley Appellation, Stagecoach Vineyard
Clones K-2 Block, Clone 15
Aging / Cooperage 20 months in French Oak Barrels, 75% New Seguin-Moreau “Cabernet Selection” & “Special Rouge”
Alcohol 14.9% by volume
Acidity
pH 3.76
Production 390 Cases

Vintage Description

2007 Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley

Stagecoach rests on the southern face of Pritchard Hill adjoining Eastern Oakville from an elevation of 900' climbing to over 1700'. More than 500,000 vines are planted on Stagecoach's 1200 acres, among rock and chaparral. Chappellet, Bryant Family, Colgin, David Arthur, and Cloudview are some of the estates that grace the same appellation.

One of the factors that make Stagecoach Vineyard unique is the cool fog that rolls off the hills each summer morning around 7:00 a.m. Sun shines on the vines for a large amount of hours each day, even though the average temperature during ripening is a full 1-2 degree Celsius below the Oakville mean. This combination of cool nights and lengthy warm days promotes great complexity due to optimal hang time. Another major factor is the well-drained soils that make up almost the entire base of the vines. Several large rocks dot the landscape and smaller gravel to tiny pebbles break up the few feet of soil that a vine’s roots find purchase in, until being forced to make their way through broken volcanic rock.

Winemaker's Comments:

My favorite vintage of the decade for Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. We were graced with outstanding growing conditions that gave way to a wine with pure, focused flavors black cherry, currant, and tobacco, while a mid palate of spice vanilla and mocha linger in layers, all framed with velvet-like, dusty tannins.. It was released in February of 2011.

About Krutz Family Cellars - Philosophy

To offer a sensational portfolio of wines that are true to varietal character, display a single vineyard fingerprint, and have an individual style and un-surpassed quality you can taste.

We start, of course, with identifying and sourcing some of the most prestigious and sought after vineyards in the state of California. While the wines start with us – as we guide them with a light hand throughout their production – we want you to be able to experience our philosophy in them once they leave our hands.
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