D & F Vineyards – 8.3 hillside acres of Clone 4 Cabernet Sauvignon on 101-14 root stock. Planted in 2002 and 2003. Elevation 250-350 feet above sea level.
Napa Valley AVA flanked by Atlas Peak, Stags Leap and Oak Knoll Sub-AVAs.
100% Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon. Typically 60%-75% new French Oak and 25%-40% neutral French Oak, aged approximately 24-27 months in barrel before bottling.
Only four barrels, just 100 cases, are produced each vintage. As the only single-vineyard wine made from the property, this is a rare offering.
Patience is a virtue as Stardust typically receives an extra 24-36 months of cellar aging after bottling and before release. It is an investment we think is worthwhile.
A picture is worth a thousand words and designer Michael Mabry’s label tells a galactic story to amuse, challenge and delight.