Y. Rousseau Wines

Le Pic de Stagecoach
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

Premiere Napa Valley Online
2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 215
Vintage

2015

Y. Rousseau Wines

Le Pic de Stagecoach

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the unique Pritchard Hill block of the prized Stagecoach Vineyard
  • Above-the-fog elevation, southern exposure and volcanic soils produce small, intensely flavored berries
  • Winemaker Yannick Rousseau's signature Old World, hands-off approach lets the terroir shine
  • This wine offers depth and intensity alongside silkiness, precision and poise

Your Premiere Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon hails from the unique block of the prized Stagecoach Vineyard on Prichard Hill. Deep, intense and at the same time silky, pure and precise, your wine is indicative of the higher-elevation volcanic terroir and winemaker Yannick Rousseau’s Old-World, hands-off approach to winemaking. Your 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented using native yeasts and aged for 18 months in oak barrels from small artisanal French cooperages.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Yannick Rousseau

Winemaker, Y. Rousseau Wines

Winemaker, Yannick Rousseau

Yannick Rousseau was born in Gascony of the South-West of France known for its 'French paradox' of delicious, rich food, daily wine consumption and impressive longevity of the inhabitants. His life-long journey in wine started when he was 5 years old and drank his first glass of homemade wine with Pepe (his grandpa). Pepe hunted his own food, made his own wine, and was the town's artisan butcher.

Yannick earned his Master's degree in Enology and Viticulture from University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France. Then he apprenticed with Alain Brumont, pioneer of the finest Tannat wines made in the Madiran appellation. Since 1999, Yannick worked his craft in Napa Valley making award-winning wines, first, at Newton Vineyards working closely with winemaker Luc Morlet and consulting winemaker Michel Rolland, and then, at Chateau Potelle Winery. He started Y. Rousseau winery in 2008 working with varieties close to his heart and French roots.

Country born: France

Education: In 1996, Yannick made his first Colombard at Domaine St Lannes in the Cotes de Gascogne appellation in France. He then worked as assistant winemaker at Chateau Montus and Domaine Bouscasse with Alain Brumont, pioneer for the finest wines made in the Madiran appellation. In 1998, Yannick earned a Master's degree in Enology and Viticulture from University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Honors / Awards:
Top 100 Wineries of 2015 by Wine and Spirits Magazine

Winemaking Philosophy:
Yannick stays deeply connected to his French roots. He will always remain the son and grandson of a farmer, home winemaker, and country butcher. His down-to-earth, respectful approach to the vineyard is obvious in his wines, as is his view that wine should be enjoyed with good food in a good company.

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