Auction 25 | Lot No. 128
10 cases produced
- An expressive interpretation of outstanding Cabernet Franc fruit from Stagecoach Vineyard in Napa Valley
- Fruit was grown in Block E1, encompassing a stretch of low-yielding vines that deliver unparalleled elegance
- A long maceration followed by 20 months aging in Taransaud French oak; 50% new oak, medium-plus toast
- Your wine is blended with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, also from Stagecoach Vineyard
This exceptional 2019 Cabernet Franc from Stagecoach Vineyard in Napa showcases the expressive qualities of an elegant varietal. The Stagecoach property itself is a study in determination, cultivated with a bandit, a water witch and the removal of 1 billion tons of rock. Once considered unplantable, this world-class vineyard spans multiple micro-climates dotting rugged terrain, yielding fruit of astonishing quality. Winemaker Patrick Saboe sourced the fruit for this Premiere Napa Valley lot from his very favorite block, E1. This block encompasses low yielding vines that deliver enticing aromatics of red fruit and soft berry, gradually giving way to refined minerality and light herbaceous notes for a wine of unparalleled elegance. After a long maceration, this lot was aged in legendary Taransaud French Oak, using 50% new oak for a wine of complexity and nuance. The finished wine incorporates a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon for added depth and Petit Verdot for additional structure and a lingering finish. Both blending components are also sourced from Stagecoach Vineyard, for a 100% Stagecoach Vineyard wine.
- Wine is unfiltered
- Single vineyard wine
In 1996, Patrick Saboe was reshaping the Charleston, SC restaurant scene at nationally lauded Slightly North of Broad, when a honeymoon to California’s wine country changed his life. What began as an excuse to celebrate nuptials, transformed into a journey in pursuit of the perfect fermentation. Toward this end, Patrick traded kitchen tools for winemaking textbooks .
Country born: USA
Education: Enology & Viticulture program at U.C. Davis
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Patrick’s winemaking philosophy is simple: exceptional wines are made from exceptional fruit with exceptional care. Consequently, he collaborates closely with the numerous growers who partner
with The Wine Foundry, assuring that quality is paramount.
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1380 9th Street East
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Premiere Napa Valley 2021 Wine Collection