The 1999 Stanley’s Selection is spicy, fruity
aromatics lead to a rich and supple wine with pretty currant,
anise, cherry and blackberry flavors. The finish is long and
has a touch of chocolate.
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.
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
Tons per acre: 2 to 3.6 tons per acre
Number of cases: 2,206 cases
Barrel Aging: 20 months in American and French oak (55% new
Brix it was picked at: 23.5 to 24.7