Joshua Super Tuscan Stagecoach Vineyard
wine detail
Joshua Super Tuscan Stagecoach Vineyard
  • Vintage
  • 2003
  • Type
  • RED
  • Location
  • USA - California - North Coast - Napa County - Napa Valley
  • Varietal
  • Cabernet Sauvignon,Sangiovese
  • ABV
  • N/A
  • Aging
  • Ages well
  • Serving Temp
  • 59-64 F
  • Ratings
  • --
WINEMAKER'S NOTE
Stagecoach Vineyard, Blocks-L8, D4 & M5. The Sangiovese component of this wine is grown in a gently sloping block on the south side of Pritchard Hill. The soil is shallow and underlain with large and small rocks as well as clay. The clones are a mixture of Rodeno and Pepi selections. The Merlot for this wine comes from the rockiest blocks at Stagecoach and is a mixture of the 2 best French Merlot clones. The small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the best block on Stagecoach.
The 2003 vintage was for the most part, straight forward and typical, as far as crop level, timing of bud break, bloom and harvest. However, it was the wettest April on record and Summer was fairly cool and steady, but sugars and ripeness quickly increased with a few nerve-racking heat spikes in September and October.
Characteristics

Tannic

tannic
tannic
tannic
tannic
tannic
tannic

Body

body
body
body
body
body
body

Oaky

oaky
oaky
oaky
oaky
oaky

Acidity

acidity
acidity
acidity

Dry

dry
dry
dry
dry
dry
RED BOLD
Black Cherry
Black Cherry
Black Currant
Black Currant
Vanilla
Vanilla