The Stanton family has been growing grapes in the Napa Valley since 1947. Beginning with the harvest of 1999, Doug Stanton began selecting some of their best Oakville Cabernet for the Stanton Vineyards label. In addition to Cabernet Sauvignon, the Stantons grow Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah. Roughly half of our acreage lies in the Oakville appellation, and the other half within the St. Helena appellation of the Napa Valley.
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 that produces world class cabernet sauvignons.
For over forty years the Stanton Family has grown exceptional cabernet grapes on their 42 acre Oakville Vineyard. Since 1999 they have produced award winning cabernets of their own from these grapes under the Stanton Vineyards label.
The growing season of 2013 was relatively normal except that we were in the second year of an historic California drought. Despite the lack of adequate rainfall, our yields were still near average, and our cabernet came in at 3.7 tons per acre.
This 2013 Stanton Estate Cabernet is expressively dark and fragrant, with juicy blackberry, cherry, currant and earthy nuances finishing with ample but well-integrated tannins.
This wine promises to be another success from Winemaker Dave Phinney and Winegrower Doug Stanton. As always, we hope you enjoy drinking it as much as we enjoyed growing and producing it for you!