Fruit aromas are balanced by anise, leather
and toasty oak notes which luxuriously lengthen the aroma.
On the palate the wine shows perfect weight and concentration.
Subtle but ample tannins are well-clad by the wines
richness. John Kongsgaard, Winemaker
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. Holland Vineyard: 1 acre 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