Stack House Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


SKU 01596


This husband and wife team, Anna and Mario Monticelli, boasts quite a pedigree in terms of winemaking experience across the globe. Between the two, they have worked at or made wine at Bryant Family Vineyard, Chateau Cheval-Blanc, Seavey, Villa Antinori, Trinchero and more. Anna Monticelli's journey began at the University of California Davis, where she earned a degree in Viticulture and Enology. She spent her fourth year studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. After completing her degree in  California, she returned to France to work the 2000 vintage at Château Cheval-Blanc. Anna then moved to the Napa Valley and spent two years as the assistant winemaker at Seavey Vineyard before working for five years as the assistant winemaker at Bryant Family Vineyard. In 2007, she became the winemaker at Piña Napa Valley, where she crafts single-vineyard designate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wines and where she makes the Ilaria and Sergio wines.

Anna's husband, Mario, was born into a family whose roots as winemakers span four generations. His father emigrated from Italy to California where he has worked for over 40 years making wine for Gallo. Mario earned degrees in both Viticulture and Enology and Italian at the University of California Davis. He honed his craft working a harvest in Tuscany at Villa Antinori, then spent four years working as the assistant winemaker for consultant Philippe Melka for numerous Napa Valley producers. He spent three years as the winemaker for Quixote Winery before assuming the role of winemaker for Trinchero Napa Valley in 2007.

The two believe life should be enjoyed on a daily basis, taking a seat around the table where good food and fine wine are elevated by great company and lively conversation. It all stacks up to a life fulfilled and that’s the philosophy that drives Stack House.

Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Stack House
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
  • bot90

Bottle ShopA rich, velvety red bursting with deep aromas and flavors of cassis, blackberry, fig, plum and spices. Serve with steaks, potatoes and more...

  • wa88

Wine AdvocateThis 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Stack House is an elegant sleeper selection and a terrific value from Napa Valley. This blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and Merlot was aged in two-thirds new French oak for almost two years prior to bottling. Finesse style black and red currants compete with some tobacco leaf and loamy soil undertones in a medium-bodied, deliciously fruity, sexy style that offers immediate drinkability and can actually age decently for up to 7-8 years.

Robert Parker