Meet some of the famous mountain regions of Napa Valley. Black Stallion’s 2015 cabernet sauvignon is a blend of Howell Mountain, Diamond Mountain, and Atlas Peak fruit. The wine has all of the silky, concentrated black fruit you would expect from these famous regions, along with spice complexity and a refreshing thread of acidity.
The name of the winery is not just kitsch, but has historic roots in the Napa Valley. The property was once an equestrian site called the Silverado Horseman’s Center. What was the indoor training track, is now the center of production for rich Napa Valley wines like this 2015 cab.
Catherine Bugue is the Star’s tasting panel writer. Her weekly pursuit of a good glass of wine provides a nice supply of choices for the Wine of the Week column. If you’d like to submit a Napa Valley wine for this column, please send it to the Napa Valley Wine Academy, 2501 Oak St., Napa, CA 94559. There’s no guarantee your wine will be chosen to be featured, but all wines will be evaluated and considered.