100% Stanton Estate Varietal Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
The Oakville appellation in Napa Valley has long been recognized as a unique combination of soil, topography and climate that join together to create an environment optimal to producing world class Cabernet Sauvignon.
For over 40 years the Stanton Family has grown exceptional cabernet grapes on their 42-acre Oakville vineyard. Beginning in 1999, they have sourced fruit from a small section of this vineyard to produce a limited number of cases of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
In 2009 growing conditions were ideal. The result: a wine that is intensely concentrated with expressive aromas of ripe cassis, blackberry and blueberry, masterfully integrated with 50% new French oak by winemaker Dave Phinney.
As always, we hope you enjoy drinking our wine as much as we enjoyed growing and producing it for you!
Grapes harvested October 21, 2009
Aged for 20 months in 100% French oak, 50% new
Alcohol 14.6% by volume
100% Stanton Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
Gravelly sandy loam to clay loam
5C (Berlandieri x Riparia)
Bilateral cordon, 7' x 11' row spacing