2007 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 91 Points - Wine & Spirits Magazine
Deep, dark red in color with delicate aromas of fresh cherries and cocoa with a hint of wet stone and black pepper. The wine opens up to reveal a cinnamon oil aroma. The palate is soft and full, filled with sweet vanilla and a red raspberry finish that lingers and lingers.
Sequoia Grove purchases two blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stagecoach Vineyard. One is from one of the highest locations on the ranch and is clone 337. The other is clone 2 from one of the lowest locations.
Brix at harvest: 26.2 Harvest date: October 22, 2007
· Hand harvested
· Cluster sorted
· 2 day cold soak
· Inoculated with a French yeast strain
· Small batch fermentation
· Pumpovers 2-3 times daily
· Malolactic fermentation in barrels
· Racked 2 times before bottling