The aroma is of dark fruit, cassis and vanilla. On
the palate the wine is rich and silky with blackberries and
black cherry fruit flavors. The nice spice and oak integrate
well with the fruit and carry on in the long fruit finish.
The Following breakdown of the three vineyards contributing
the Stanleys fruit:
1. Rutherford Vineyard: This
2 acre vineyard sits on the south eastern bench land of the
Rutherford appellation. The soil is rocky and volcanic red
with great drainage.
2. Gemstone Vineyard: Yountville
AVA-An amazing vineyard which has 5 clones of Cabernet. Most
of this wine is designated for our ultra premium Proprietary
3. Calistoga Vineyard: Another
small vineyard, about an 1.33 acres, on the east side of the
Silverado Trail, just north of Araujo Vineyards. This Cabernet
clone has beautiful aromas similar to Petit Verdot.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Tons per acre: 2.5 to 3.25 tons per acre
Number of cases: 688 cases
Barrel Aging: 18 months in American and French oak (65% new
Brix it was picked at: 25.2 to 26.1