Heart Of Stagecoach Region

Blocks GM, J, K, L, M2-6, P, Q, T

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Varietal Clone
 Cab franc214
 Cab franc312
 Cab franc327
 Cab franc332
 Cab franc628
 Cab francSanders
 Cab Sauv2
 Cab Sauv4
 Cab Sauv7
 Cab Sauv8
 Cab Sauv15
 Cab Sauv169
 Cab Sauv191
 Cab Sauv337
 Cab Sauv341
 Cab Sauv412
 Cab Sauv685
 Cab Sauv5197
 Cab Sauv29 (Niebaum-Coppola)
 Cab Sauv30 (See) + rootstock
 Cab Sauv31 (Mondavi – To Kalon) + root stocks
 Cab Sauv685/31
 Cab SauvSee
 Cab SauvWeimer
 Chardonnay15
 Chardonnay17
 GrenacheWente
 GrenacheAlban
 Malbec8
 Malbec9
 Malbec595
 Malbec596
 Malbec598
 Marsanne575
 MarsanneTablas Creek
 Merlot3
 Merlot6
 Merlot181
 Merlot314
 Merlot343
 Merlot347
 Petite Syrah4
 Petite Verdot2
 Petite Verdot400
 Petite Verdot1058
 Roussanne468
 SangioPEPI
 Sauv Blanc18
 Syrah7
 Syrah174
 Syrah383
 Syrah470
 Syrah525
 Syrah877
 SyrahAlban
 SyrahTC-A (99)
 TempranilloPasquera
 TempranilloRD
 Viognier1
 Viognier642
 ViognierPride
 ZinfandelAldo/Crane

Napa County Soil Series

Hambright with some Guenoc.

Soil characteristics

The soils found in these blocks are characterized by volcanic red/yellow clay loam mixed with variably sized boulders and fractured, decomposing rock.

 

Topography

This warm area with gentle south-to-steep-south-facing exposures is one of the best and most typical Cabernet Sauvignon areas of Stagecoach.  The slight south-facing slope, rocky but uniform soils, and the location nestled between two ridges all contribute to the ideal setting of this region.

Climate

Although the ridges protect the area from some of the valley breezes, the area is close enough to the mouth of the Napa Valley and Rector Canyon to give it a good marine influence.  Most of these blocks are naturally buffered from extreme conditions such as winds and very high or low temperatures. One exception to this is the top of the T blocks (T1-3).  These have a very different light brown soil and are perched on a ridge that is almost always above the fog and is completely exposed to both wind and sun.

 

Resulting fruit

Overall, the Heart of Stagecoach offers a protected site allowing the blocks to grow stronger canopies and develop tannin structures that are perfectly married with rich fruit. Not surprisingly, many stand-alone wines as well as core pieces of blends derive from this area.