The 2014 Cahoots Cabernet Sauvignon reveals attractive aromas of red currant, blackberry, raspberry and plum. Hints of wild flowers, graphite, crushed rock and roasted herbs are interwoven into the elegant nose. This medium-bodied wine is approachable and offers freshness with bright acidity. The savory palate exhibits soft tannins and is followed by a long finish. | Pina Napa Valley
The 2015 Stack House Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with aromas of black currants, black cherries and black berries followed by layers of crushed rock, white chocolate, sweet spices and toasty oak on the expressive nose. The wine generously coats the palate with a round supple mouthfeel and is framed by graceful silky tannins. The wine dances on the palate showcasing an impressive and lasting finish. | Stack House Wines
Winemakers and proprietors Anna & Mario Monticelli have a long list of experience in the craft that includes working with estates in Bordeaux, Tuscany, and Napa. Anna was at Chateau Cheval-Blanc for the near perfect 2000 vintage. Mario worked harvest at Villa Antinori. Anna spent five years as the assistant winemaker for The Bryant Family before taking her position as winemaker at Pina crafting single vineyard Napa Valley Cabernets as well as her own Ilaria and Sergio wines.Sourced from Coombsville vineyards of Dr. Reid and Simpkins as well as Arcano in the Atlas Peak Foothills, this is a dark and brooding Malbec that speaks volumes. It completes our Fall Trio showcasing the wines of Anna Monticelli with a total Napa takeover to conclude our series of the Signature Tasting Trio for this year.