The Stag Horn - Summer 2014
You have probably already heard that we are off to another great year. We have been blessed with two remarkable vintages in 2012 and 2013. We are seeing a great “set” and wonderful gifts given by “mother nature” in weather and great growing conditions so far this year. But this was not without its challenges. 2014 began with a very mild winter with less rainfall and average temperatures. So this is the starting point with lots of time left in the season for “Mother Nature” to offer a challenge or two before we reach the vintage. We will send another update as we approach harvest.
Ellen and I are very excited with the upcoming release of our 2012 Silver Stag Cabernet Sauvignon…wow what a vintage, what a wine!! This wine is complex, concentrated, lush, and rich in flavor and style displaying much of what Coombsville hillside fruit is all about. With over 50 years in this wonderful industry we rarely see such a vintage as abundant, expressive, and classic in every way as 2012.
Deep garnet color. Bouquet shows expressive black fruit and oak notes on the nose. Rich, elegant, and intense flavors of cassis, blackberry, blueberry, cedar box, tobacco leaf, and dark chocolate on the palate The finish is long & elegant with refined tannins that coat the mouth with seductive layered flavors of black fruit, spice & a touch of mocha.
Release: October 1, 2014
Price : $60 per 750 ml bottle
Our 2013 Silver Stag Napa Valley Chardonnay will be available shortly. It is classic Napa in every way. Lush mouthfeel with rich tropical fruit flavors of green apple, pear, guava, pineapple and melon. Aged in French oak with 30% Malo-Lactic fermentation offers a rich creamy fruit laden Chardonnay.
Offered: August 1, 2014
Price: $35 per 750 ml bottle
Soon to come, the inaugural release of 2012 Silver Stag Reserve Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon coming in early 2015. More about that Next time.
Harry and Ellen