List of Vineyard Clones
1,200 – 1,750 feet
planted in 175 blocks
|Cabernet Sauvignon||29 (Niebaum-Coppola)|
|Cabernet Sauvignon||30 (See) + rootstock|
|Cabernet Sauvignon||31 (Mondavi – To Kalon) + root stocks|
Other vineyards have been known to use the term “extreme terroir,” but at Stagecoach, it takes on a literal meaning. First, our elevations – ranging between 1,200 and 1,750 feet – make Stagecoach the largest south-facing mountain vineyard in Napa. Our mountain terrain is above the fog, with the rockiest soils and minerality to create distinct aromas and flavors.
The vineyard covers an enormous number of soil depths, soil types, and micro-climates, with 15 different varietals planted in 175 blocks being purchased by 60+ different wineries. Given the quality level that is expected from each of our clients, it's really more like farming 175 small vineyards than a single large one. Stagecoach is Cabernet Sauvignon-focused, with over half of the vines planted to 22 clones of that varietal which, with the other four Bordeaux varietals, make up 85% of the vineyard.
Extreme measures produce extreme results. Every vineyard in Napa Valley likes to say it grows the best fruit, and we are no different. But our scores and reviews support this claim. Stagecoach fruit contributes to the most high-scoring wines from any mountain vineyard.
Just look at the grapes themselves. Stagecoach consistently produces an amazing quantity and quality of color to its fruit – largely due to the elevation above the fog layer, which exposes the vineyard to increased sunlight throughout the year. As a result, our fruit is dominated by classic "mountainside" characteristics, with big tannins and extremely complex flavors.