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Unparralled sunlight and terroir...

In the corner of Southeastern Napa Valley lies one of the Grand Cru vineyards in California, Stagecoach Vineyard.  This 800+ acre estate has produced some of Napa Valley’s finest expressions of mountain fruit since its development in the early 1990’s. 

Brothers Jan and Bart Krupp excavated more than a billion pounds of basalt, andesite, and tufa boulders to make this land plantable for vineyards.  The result is a volcanic based soil make up which imparts tremendous minerality and terroir into each of the wines.  

Stagecoach Vineyard sits between 1,200 and 1,750 feet in elevation, which is high above the Napa Valley fog line which rolls in each morning from the San Pablo Bay.  These grapes enjoy added hours of sunlight and warmth, which allows for Petit Verdot to achieve a ripeness not found anywhere else in the Valley.

It is this unique combination of soil type, climate and elevation that has led us to Stagecoach Vineyard as the sole source for Decades 5.  No other area in Napa Valley, and potentially the world, can yield such power, depth and varietal correctness for Petit Verdot as this specific site atop Atlas Peak.