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In Vino Felicitas. In wine there is happiness. Creators of the Stack House, Ilaria and Sergio wines in the heart of Napa Valley.
Anna Monticelli - Winemaker / Owner
Anna'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. She was very fortunate to work for their technical director, Kees Van Leeuwen, one of the foremost viticultural professors in Bordeaux.
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.
Mario Monticelli - Winemaker / Owner
Winemaking is a family affair in the Monticelli home. 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. He introduced Mario to the family business when Mario was still a child, instilling in him a passion that defines Mario and Anna's lives.
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.
2014 Stack House CabernetThe 2014 Stack House Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with aromas of blackberry, cherry, black currant and raspberry liqueur. Layers of crushed rock, spice and toasty oak compliment the fruit driven core. This wine is a great example of the 2014 vintage, showcasing phenomenal power and strength yet revealing a seductive richness and supple texture all in one glass. The Stack House Cabernet coats the palate with plush tannins, sweet French oak, hints of vanillin and an enduring finish.
#2 in the TOP 3 GREATEST VALUE WINES OF 2016 – Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
This 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.