2008 La Diligence
Vineyard: Stagecoach, Napa Ca.
Varietal: 100% Marsanne
Tasting Notes: Stone fruit, almond blossom, and citrus nose with honey, mineral, spiced pear notes on the palate. The wine is full bodied and complex.
Vineyard history: The 800 acre vineyard is located on the upper east hills of Napa Valley at about 1500 feet elevation. The vineyard is named after the famous 1800’s stagecoach trail which was used for travel between valleys before the invention of cars.
Winery Information: This wine is labeled under a brand that was created in partnership with Francois Villard and the Miner Family Vineyards, Gary Brookman - winemaker).
Francois Villard is an up and coming famous vintner who primarily works in the Condrieu area of the Rhone Valley. His experience with the Rhone varietals has allowed this partnership with the Miner Family vineyards to make a wine of very high caliber. The wine showcases finesse and elegance the best of what the Marsanne varietal has to offer.
Barrel Aging: 7 months in Burgundian Cooperage (40% new)