Reviews

The core business of Stanton Vineyards has traditionally been to produce grapes for several of the Napa Valley's most celebrated wineries.

In 1999, the Stantons began to select from some of their best grapes to produce limited quantities of their own wine with high emphasis on quality. Producing wine under their own label gives the Stanton Vineyards team a heightened awareness of the growing conditions inherent in good grapes. Recognition and praise of Stanton wine by connoisseurs has been favorable and frequent. Find out what industry experts and knowledgeable reviewers have to say about our wine.

2020 Stanton Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

DOUBLE GOLD AWARD

2020 Stanton Vineyards Petite Sirah, St. Helena

92 points

Blueberry, blackberry and violet aromas with some vanilla follow through to a medium body, round tannins with a medium velvety texture and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold. 

2019 Stanton Vineyards ‘Natalie’s Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

DOUBLE GOLD AWARD

2019 Stanton Vineyards ‘Natalie’s Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

91 points

Bark, dark spices, cocoa powder and cedar with plush, dark fruit aromas and flavors. Ripe and mellow on the palate with glossy tannins and polished texture. Shows a slight jamminess with a bittersweet finish. Drink now. 

2019 Stanton Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

BEST OF CLASS – DOUBLE GOLD AWARD 

This wine was reviewed as follows, “Up front fruit and earth. Great viscosity. Long finish. “

2019 Stanton Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

94 points

Inky and opulent to the core, the Stanton 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon certainly makes an impression, jammy red fruit, wild flowers, mint, sweet spice, lavender and rose petal are all dialed up in this flamboyant wine. Drinking window: 2023-2036. 

2019 Stanton Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

92 points

Aromas of black currants, dried herbs, bark and porcini. Medium-to full-bodied with soft tannins. Dark-fruited and delicate. Leather and cocoa come through. Nicely refined. Drink now.

2018 Stanton Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 

Gold AWARD, 95 points

2018 Stanton Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 

BEST OF CLASS AWARD – GOLD

2018 Stanton Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

93 points

Lush and broad, with a rolling wave of warmed cassis and blackberry compote notes laced with singed alder and dried sweet bay leaf hints. Light menthol and loam accents peak in on the finish, adding more detail, while the copius fruit holds away. Best from 2023-2035. 

2018 Stanton Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

92 points

This wine is tight and concentrated, offering ripe blackberries and currants, vanilla, baking spices and smoke. Full-bodied and rich with deep fruit and a long, chocolatey

2019 Stanton Vineyards Petite Sirah, St. Helena

90 points

Aromas of cured meat, dark fruit and baking spice. Full-bodied with dusty tannins. A hint of chew on the palette. Pleasant, ripe red fruit in the mid-palate. Tobacco and espresso come through, too. Drink now.

2016 Stanton Vineyards Natalie’s Reserve, Oakville Napa Valley

91 points

A firm, silky red with some light jam underneath. Medium to full body. Framed red. Fruity and delicious. Drink now.

2016 Stanton Vineyards Natalie’s Reserve, Oakville Napa Valley

91 points

First Release. Very fine Reserve, named after the Stantons’ daughter. It is a stunning wine: rich, full-bodied, and very fine and complex in flavor (Cassis, cherry, black currant, violet, raspberry jam, black pepper, cedar, toasty oak), with good balance, and a very long, lingering finish. Needs 5+ more years of aging. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 20 months in French Oak barrels. 50% new. 92 cases. 

2019 Stanton Vineyards Petit Sirah, St. Helena

Gold AWARD

2019 Stanton Vineyards Petit Sirah, St. Helena

Silver AWARD, 88 points

2019 Stanton Vineyards Petit Sirah, St. Helena

Silver AWARD, 88 points

2018 Stanton Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

92 points

This wine is tight and concentrated, offering ripe blackberries and currants, vanilla, baking spices and smoke. Full-bodied and rich with deep fruit and a long, chocolatey

2018 Stanton Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

92 points

This wine is tight and concentrated, offering ripe blackberries and currants, vanilla, baking spices and smoke. Full-bodied and rich with deep fruit and a long, chocolatey