Loaded with aromas of black currant, roasted espresso and mocha, the palate is open-knit and expansive. Immense, powerful layers of black fruit, cedar spice, anise, and a core of minerality culminate in a hedonistic, yet focused finish that lasts for up to 60 seconds. This wine is a treat to drink now, but will reward the patient collector with a few years in the cellar.
The Stanton family has been growing grapes in the Napa Valley since 1947. Beginning with the harvest of 1999, Doug Stanton began selecting some of their best Oakville Cabernet for the Stanton Vineyards label. In addition to Cabernet Sauvignon, the Stantons grow Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah. Roughly half of our acreage lies in the Oakville appellation, and the other half within the St. Helena appellation of the Napa Valley.
- Our Rating 96 - Classic