Coming back to the Macauley lineup with a vengeance, the 2018 Stagecoach is a massive wine, with a focused bouquet of plum and currant at first, and after you allow it to breathe in the glass for a few minutes, you will experience the entire black-fruit spectrum. A blend of 99% Stagecoach I2B Block Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Oso Vineyard Petit Verdot, it shows a robust mouthfeel, and provides precise notes of chocolate-dipped cherry as you start to detect its fine, dusty tannins. This is all mountain fruit from the rare 685 cone, sitting at 1400 feet in elevation, aged for 28 months in 100% New French Oak. The 2018 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is easily a 20-year wine, of which about 150 cases were made.
Top Shelf Cabernet