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Craig and Nancy Stoller come from a long vine of winemakers. No, that’s not a typo.

Yes, it’s true that Craig is a third generation vine grower – in fact, it was his father who founded Sunridge nurseries – but we think his lineage goes further than that. We have reason to believe that Craig’s family itself descended from vines. Why else would Craig devote his life to fermenting grapes? Why else would he age his wine in luxurious French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels? Why else would he visit these barrels nightly and whisper, “Good, my sweet, dear boys”?

Just to clarify: we’re not entirely sure if that last thing has ever actually happened. But it could, and that’s the important part!

Still, if you want clear, concrete evidence, you need look no further than the 2009 Sextant Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon. Smell this vibrant red wine and your nose is greeted with a bouquet of roses. Then, take a sip and taste the ripe summer plums, black currants, and succulent figs. With its additional notes of pepper and espresso, velvety tannins, and smooth finish that is interwoven with mellow tinges of oak, you can see what Paul is doing here; he’s making a wine delicious enough to bring about a new level peace and harmony between human and vine-kind!

Or maybe he’s trying to make a Cab Sav that is reminiscent of left-bank Bordeaux opulence while imbued with its own Californian elegance. But c’mon, that’s way less fun to think about.

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Features

Sextant 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Malolactic Fermentation ~ 100%
  • Total Acidity ~ .59g
  • pH ~ 3.83
  • Residual Sugar ~ .20
  • Alcohol ~ 14.0%
  • BOTTLED: September 7, 2011
  • APPELLATION: Central Coast, CA
  • COMPOSITION: Cabernet Sauvignon (90%) Merlot (4%) Petite Syrah (4%) Petite Verdot (2%)
There’s harmony among the refined elements of this wine. An alluring bouquet of roses on the nose matches its vibrant red hue. There’s sumptuous fruit on the palate, a lively intersection of ripe summer plums, black currants, and succulent figs.  Notes of pepper and espresso join the profile as well. Textured in velvety tannins, the finish is smooth and interwoven with mellow tinges of oak.  The 2009 Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon is reminiscent of left-bank Bordeaux opulence while imbued in its own Californian elegance.
 

 

Specs

2009 Sextant Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon, 750ml

Winery Details

Sextant Wines

Founded:
2004
Owners:
Craig and Nancy Stoller
Location:
Paso Robles, CA

Proprietors, Craig and Nancy Stoller have a deep rooted history in the wine industry.  Craig is a third generation vine grower following in his father, Glen Stoller’s lead who founded the family owned and operated Sunridge Nurseries in 1977.  What sets Sunridge apart is their exclusive relationships with French, Portuguese and Spanish dignitaries to import certified wine grape selections that can be traced back to the original mother vine in those countries.

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