Generous, silky, long-lasting fruitiness sets the Stellareese 2015 Cabernet apart from its peers. I get dark red cherry, blue plum and strawberry preserves with bits of pomegranate, pink peppercorns, black tea with dried rose petals, cocoa nibs and cigar wrapper lending support. The flavors and textures are generous and long. This is a very good example of how a Cabernet can be full-flavored and rich while, at the same time, float on your tongue. Enjoy this delicious Cabernet now through 2025.
Rachel Stellareese Davies started Stellareese in 2007 while at T-Vine Cellars, working for Greg Brown. In 2013 the winemaking moved to Outpost Winery on Howell Mountain and is now made by husband and business partner Geoff Davies. Since the first vintage in 2007 up to now the Cabernet has come from “Marcey’s,” a mature, organic vineyard on the north side of Calistoga. One of the more original names I’ve come across, Stellareese combines Rachel’s parents’ affection for “A Streetcar Named Desire” and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
Stellareese is one of my VIP Wineries, which means they offer Dan Dawson Wine Advisor members complimentary visits and tastings of their wines. Here’s the list of all 16 wineries on my VIP Winery List.