Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Stags Leap District
Alcohol
14.8%
Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet

2015 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

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Deep ruby color is a signature of our Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon. Exotic aromas of sandlewood, espresso, brown sugar, and licorice combine with sweet ripe fruit. Concentrated and rich, and redolent with flavors of plum, black raspberry, black currant, and cola. The texture is velvety and creamy. Leathery tannins and juicy acidity frame the structure of this balanced, delicious wine.

Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Stags Leap District
Alcohol
14.8%

Vintage Notes

The Stags Leap District’s moderate temperature, influenced by the San Pablo Bay, leads to slow, even fruit development throughout the growing season. The majority of our 47 acres across four estate vineyards in this region are densely planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varieties on steeply terraced hillsides with Bale clay-loam soils, resulting in very low yields of intensely flavored grapes.

Winemaker Notes

Following several years of drought, February delivered much-needed rain to the vines. Budbreak occurred early in 2015 due to warmer than normal temperatures in late winter and early spring. Warm temperatures and abundant sunshine June through October led to good growth the rest of the season, an early harvest, and very high-quality, balanced fruit.

The berries were hand harvested at night, carefully sorted, and destemmed to tank, where fermentation took place. Then, the wine was racked to 100 percent new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 27 months prior to bottling.

Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Stags Leap District
Alcohol
14.4%

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Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet

2016 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

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Pencil shavings, dark plum, coffee, hazelnut, bing cherry, and cinnamon graham cracker aromas jump from the glass. The sweet, ripe entry reveals toasty oak and rich layered flavors mimicking the aromas. The fruit carries through to the finish, which is long, spicy, and brooding. This is an elegant wine to enjoy now or save and watch it develop further.

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Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Stags Leap District
Alcohol
14.4%

Vintage Notes

The Stags Leap District’s moderate temperature, influenced by the San Pablo Bay, leads to slow, even fruit development throughout the growing season. The majority of our 47 acres across four estate vineyards in this region are densely planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varieties on steeply terraced hillsides with Bale clay-loam soils, resulting in very low yields of intensely flavored grapes.

Winemaker Notes

The 2016 harvest marks the fifth great vintage in a row. Although it was another drought year and yields tended to be a bit lower, the quality was very high. The year started out hot, then became cold, then turned hot again, and October began one of the heaviest rain seasons this region has seen in many years.

The berries were hand harvested at night, carefully sorted, and destemmed to tank, where fermentation took place. Then, the wine was racked to 100 percent new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 27 months prior to bottling.

Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Stags Leap District
Alcohol
14.8%
Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet

2017 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

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The enticing aromas of our 2017 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon reveal red cherry, berry and plum highlighted with notes of licorice, cola, mocha and freshly-cut rose. The plush flavors, echoing the aromas, are enveloped in a round mouthfeel and framed by silky tannins. Beautifully balanced acidity gives the wine vibrancy on the palate and carries the flavors through a bright finish that invites you back for another sip.

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Stags Leap District
Alcohol
14.8%

Vintage Notes

Our 2017 Stags Leaps District Cabernet Sauvignon is a selection of grapes from all four of our estate vineyards, which total 47 vine-acres. This wine beautifully exhibits the complex terroir character and exquisite balance achieved by blending grapes grown in these vineyards’ different soils, ranging from gravely loam to volcanic rhyolitic tuff. Pine Ridge Vineyards, founded in 1978, was instrumental in establishing Stags Leap District as a distinct viticultural area within Napa Valley. This American Viticultural Area was the first to be defined by the unique diversity of its soil.

Winemaker Notes

Our 2017 Stags Leaps District Cabernet Sauvignon is a selection of grapes from all four of our estate vineyards, which total 47 vine-acres. This wine beautifully exhibits the complex terroir character and exquisite balance achieved by blending grapes grown in these vineyards’ different soils, ranging from gravely loam to volcanic rhyolitic tuff. Pine Ridge Vineyards, founded in 1978, was instrumental in establishing Stags Leap District as a distinct viticultural area within Napa Valley. This American Viticultural Area was the first to be defined by the unique diversity of its soil.

The grapes were hand-harvested at night—when temperatures often dip to 50˚F.—to capture vibrant acidity and fruit expression in the wine. We first cold-soaked the must (crushed grapes) for gentle extraction and then fermented the must in both stainless steel and Italian-made concrete fermentors at 92˚F. Rigorous pump-overs, increasing during the peak of the fermentation, developed deep color, rich varietal character and fine tannins in the wine. To achieve a fresh style with lighter, supple tannins, Winemaker Michael Beaulac pressed this wine slightly earlier than for his other Cabernet Sauvignons. The wine was aged in new French oak barrels to meld the bright fruit expression with oak spice nuances. Michael blended the vineyard components after three months of aging to allow them to marry during the remainder of the 26 months of barrel-aging. To retain the wine’s full flavor complexity, the wine was bottled without fining or filtration.

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