Stack House Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015 | Luxurious, powerful and brooding
Luxurious, powerful and brooding, through deep ruby/purple color. Stack House Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015 explodes with ripe aromas of blackberry, mocha, black currant, blueberries, and clove. Yet opulent and mouth-filling on the palate. In addition, dark chocolate, clove spice, black cherry, blueberry compote, interlaced with toasty oak and cassis. Winemaker Anna Monticelli receives 93 Points from Wine Access
Stack House Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015 sees an incredible 23 months of 100% French oak aging, of which 40% is new. While the final assemblage brings 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 6% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc.
So when our friends in the wine business start talking to us about under-$35 Napa Cabernets our typical response is: “Pass.” Furthermore boasting the kind of power, richness, and complexly layered black fruit as an over-$50 bottle, we just smile. But not when that wine is the Stack House Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015 — the personal project of Anna Monticelli. Hence at $34.99 per bottle, this is a delicious Napa Cabernet to open any night of the week that always over-delivers. Thanks to Anna we’ve got 125 cases for the taking.
A classic taste of Napa Valley!
As a result, we got right down to negotiating for as many cases as we can get for our clients. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate raves, this is a great value and a classic taste of Napa Valley! In addition, Parker’s longtime critic Jeb Dunnuck agrees, calling it “a killer value. Stack House Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015 offers loads of ripe cassis and blackberry fruit. Also hints of oak and white chocolate, with medium-bodied richness, in a layered, elegant style
Our advice? Unless you find yourself with an invite to dinner with the Monticellis or lucky enough to find an invite to one of Jone’s legendary Napa tastings, stuff as much of this rich, powerful, overperforming Cabernet as you can into your cellar, and live the dream any night of the week.
Winemaker Anna Monticelli
Anna’s journey began at the University of California Davis, where she earned a degree in Viticulture and Enology. Also spending her fourth year studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. So, after completing her degree in California, she returned to France to work the 2000 vintage at Château Cheval-Blanc. Most of all very fortunate to work for their technical director, Kees Van Leeuwen, one of the foremost viticultural professors in Bordeaux.
Anna then moved to the Napa Valley and spent two years as the assistant winemaker at Seavey Vineyard. And then working for five years as the assistant winemaker at Bryant Family Vineyard. Finally, in 2007, she became the winemaker at Piña Napa Valley, where she crafts single-vineyard designate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wines and where she makes the Ilaria and Sergio wines.