The aroma of cherries rises from the background
of anise, chocolate, and toasty oak. The mouth explodes with
a grand volume of cherry flavor, which is carried to the finish
by the well integrated, friendly tannin. John Kongsgaard,
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. Harris Vineyard: 1acre planted
adjacent to our Moffett Vineyard
5. Snowden Vineyard: mountain
vineyard source, sold fruit to Silver Oak, Vine Cliff and
Rombauer. Now they keep all their fruit and produce a high
end Cabernet under their own label
6. Rockpile Vineyard: Alluvial
knoll mid valley, north of St. Helena. Chosen for fruit
flavors and balance. People still talk about the small production
we did in 94 of this wine as a single vineyard, quite
a remarkable vineyard. Now controlled by one of the giants
in the valley. Too bad!