M5 is the name of the vineyard block from which all of the Cabernet Sauvignon in this wine is sourced. This wine speaks of the unique terroir of the high elevation soils of Stagecoach Vineyard. Dark in color with layeredaromas of ripe blackberry, currant, cocoa, vanilla, and toasted oak. Polished entry and bright with umami and bold dark fruit flavors that support beautiful phenolic structure. Delightful finish with lingering tannins whichleaves the palate craving more. Drink now through 2024.
October 2 to October 21, 2009
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
4 days average cold soak, 31 days on skins
French Oak–Taransaud, Bossuet, Seguin Moreau & Remond
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon M5 Stagecoach is a seriously intense, rich wine loaded with dark red fruit, spices, mint and flowers. The aromas and flavors build effortlessly in this virile, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2009 the M5 shows some of the authority of the 2008 but in a slightly more approachable style. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021."—AG