Stagecoach Vineyard

History

Located on Prichard Hill that is characterized by its unique soil and elevation. This region is composed of a red, volcanic soil made up of a boulder-strewn clay loam with a few solid rock outcroppings that have been dynamited to create a more uniform soil base. This region is located at the very mouth of Foss Valley, overlooking Napa Valley, with a southerly view of the San Francisco Bay. There is typically a steady breeze coming up from the valley, providing more marine influence than the rest of the vineyards. Ripe, bold, and extremely concentrated describes the fruit from this region, which is destined for ultra-premium wines. As a result, Arrow&Branch uses “Prichard Hill” Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in our finest blends. We also produce our limited Sauvignon Blanc from this special site.

Our wines from Stagecoach Vineyard:

Red Wine “Bordeaux Blend”, Cabernet Sauvignon “Black Label”, Sauvignon Blanc


Vineyard at a Glance

Grape Varieties Planted
Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Clone 181, Sauvignon Blanc Musque Clone
Appellation
Napa Valley
Age of Vines
Merlot – 14 years, Cabernet Sauvignon – 4 years, Sauvignon Blanc - 4 years
Vineyard Site
Southwestern & West facing slopes
Winemaker
Jennifer Williams
Soils
Hambrecht and Guenoc-rock outcrop complex
Climate

Warm climate with moderate mid-day temperatures due to marine influence