Nice spicy aroma with lots of blackberry, cherry and
toast. The wine is very rich and spicy at first with a good
core of tannins. The fruit is long lasting on your palate
and finish with the nice sweet cheery fruit.
The Following breakdown of the four vineyards contributing
the Stanleys fruit:
1. Price Vineyard: 1+ acre planting,
contiguous to Spottswoode early ripening. Low yield
production with excellent sugar/acid ratio.
2. Walther Vineyard: 2+ acres
planting near Caymus Vineyards alluvial canyon soil.
Grace Family clone close planting for added stress.
3. Corbett Vineyard: 1+ acre
also adjacent to the Moffett Vineyard. We planted this vineyard
ourselves in 1987.
4. Gemstone Vineyard: Yountville
AVA-An amazing vineyard which has 5 clones of Cabernet along
with Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petite Verdot. Most of this
wine is designated for our ultra premium Red Table Wine.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Tons per acre: 3 to 4 tons per acre
Number of cases: 2,126 cases
Barrel Aging: 20 months in American and French oak (65% new
Brix it was picked at: 23.5 to 24.7