Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Stag's Leap Pillar Rock

Country: USA

Region: Napa Valley

Sub-region: Stag's Leap District

Classification: Napa Cult

Production: Extremely small. Less than 800 cases per vintage year.

Grape: Over 90% Cabernet Sauvignon

Crate design: Pillar Rock produces a beautifully designed oversized crate. The front of the lid has the Pillar Rock logo, and the other four sides are engraved with the Pillar Rock text. There are also carved handles on the left and right sides. The most attractive part of this crate is the unique foam inserts as shown above.

Rarity: Extremely rare. Pillar Rock has a very small production, and therefore very few crates available.

Crate designation: Exclusive Class ($150.00)

Our opinion/history: Pillar Rock is currently owned by the founder of Screaming Eagle: Arlie Jean Phillips, who had sold his shares of Screaming Eagle in 2006. It seems that Phillips had sold his shares in Screaming Eagle to "slow down" a bit. There is a strong chance that his aim is to take Pillar Rock and reproduce the effect he had on Screaming Eagle .

I'm guessing that Phillips wasn't too fond of retired life.. I'm very glad he wasn't!

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