Sourced from high atop the Eastern slopes of Napa Valley, this is a muscular, cabernet sauvignon with a dense, black garnet hue and big aromas of dark cherry, tobacco and mocha. Intensity and depth of flavor characterize a palate that seamlessly weaves assertive, concentrated flavors of cassis and black plum with clean earth that carries through the mid-palate and is joined by balanced acidity on the finish. Tannins are bold, ripe, chewy and well integrated. Alcohol 14.9%
"Dark purple. Dark berry and mineral scents are complicated by iron, tobacco and dried rose. Livelier red fruits join the dark berries on the palate, which is velvety in texture and seems tannin-free (which it isn't). Luscious red and dark berry compote qualities dominate the long, supple finish. You could easily drink this seductive wine right now, but I wouldn't. "
International Wine Cellar
"The tannins are noticeable in the extracted, concentrated, broodingly backward, inky/purple-colored 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard. This austere, tannic wine has not yet resolved all its issues with tannin, but it is so concentrated that I think everything is there, it will just require patience. Give it 4-5 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following 25 years. "
The Wine Advocate