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2017 Addendum Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Technical Data
Composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %
14.9
Acidity
0.644 g/100mL
pH
3.63
Harvest Brix
26.2
Harvest Date
11/1/17
Production
96 cases
Type
Addendum

2017 Addendum Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation
Napa Valley
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Jeb Dunnuck
91
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$120.00
 
SKU: AD17CS-SC6P


Vineyard Sources
100% Stagecoach Vineyard (Block K2A) in the Napa Valley
Barrel Aging
Aged 25 months in 100% French oak, of which 25% is new
Cooperage
Bossuet, Taransaud
Technical Data
Composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %
14.9
Acidity
0.644 g/100mL
pH
3.63
Harvest Brix
26.2
Harvest Date
11/1/17
Production
96 cases
Description

Nestled atop the Vaca Mountains directly adjacent to Pritchard Hill in the Atlas Peak AVA, Stagecoach Vineyard is the largest contiguous vineyard in the Napa Valley. Addendum officially sources from two Atlas Peak blocks that were planted in 1998 and span about 1.5 acres. Characterized by bright red, volcanic Hambright soils made up of a boulder-strewn clay loam, Stagecoach has been called “the last frontier of the Napa Valley” due to its wilder, more rugged terrain, fragrant with wild herbs and dotted with rare native plants.

Stagecoach Vineyard boasts altitudes ranging from 1,200-1800 feet above sea level, ensuring the entire vineyard is usually above the fog level. During the growing season, this site is characterized by long, warm, dry days and cool nights, with a steady breeze coming up from the valley, which provides a marine influence. The flavor profile resulting from Addendum’s Stagecoach blocks exudes classic mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (clone 15) influence, with smaller berries that provide more concentration, firmer tannins and good acidity retention.

When deciding on vineyards for Addendum, winemaker Blair Fox knew immediately he wanted to work with these particular Stagecoach blocks, not only because of their well-draining soils, extreme southern hillside exposure and nearly 20-year-old vines – but because of his previously established relationship with the vineyard and it’s original owner, Jan Krupp, while sourcing grapes for Epiphany’s Syrah program.

Wine Critic Reviews
"From the Atlas Peak AVA and brought up in 25% new French oak, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard offers more dark chocolate, earthy minerality, new leather, and assorted darker fruit aromas and flavors. With an almost Bordeaux-like vibe, medium to full body, ripe yet present tannins, and a good finish, it's going to benefit from 1-2 years of bottle age and keep for 15+." ~ Jeb Dunnuck


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