Auction 26 | Lot No. 94
The Wine Foundry
5 cases produced
- Our 2020 Cabernet Franc from Stagecoach Vineyard showcases the best qualities of a noble variety
- Low-yielding vines produced fruit sourced from winemaker Patrick Saboe’s favorite block, E1
- Your wine is a single-barrel lot aging in Taransaud French oak, 50% new, for a wine of complexity and nuance
- Finished as 100% Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Franc for a true expression of variety and vineyard
Your wine from Stagecoach Vineyard in Napa Valley showcases the expressive qualities of an elegant variety. The Stagecoach property itself is a study in determination, cultivated by a bandit, a water witch and the removal of 1 billion tons of rock. Once considered unplantable, this world-class vineyard spans multiple microclimates 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 an extended maceration, this single-barrel lot was aged in legendary Taransaud French oak, using 50% new oak for a wine of complexity and nuance. A special lot of wine showcasing outstanding character, it will be finished as 100% Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Franc without the addition of blending components, for a true expression of variety and vineyard.
- Single vineyard wine
- Sustainably produced
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.
Q&A With the Winemaker
Q: What was your inspiration for this offering?
A: Lot Features: This wine is 100% estate grown and bottled. This is a single vineyard wine. This wine is sustainably produced.
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