Overview of the Wine
Seven Stones winery is a 45-acre winery estate nestled within the Meadowood Resort in St. Helena, just above the Meadowood Resort. We originally purchased the undeveloped plot as a family estate, planting a single acre of Cabernet Sauvignon in 1996 and building a jewel-box winery with recreational family winemaking in mind.
Over time, it became evident that the property, surrounded by some of Napa’s most prized vineyards, possessed the well-drained, rocky, volcanic soils that could produce world-class wine. Aaron Pott was hired as winemaker, while the Pinã Vineyard Management was hired to tend the vines. Our inaugural release, the 2005 Seven Stones Cabernet Sauvignon, received high critical praise and sold out quickly, coaxing us to add a few more Lilliputian vineyard blocks and upgrade the winery so that we could coax the highest possible quality out of our exceptional “terroir.” We intend to remain a small, estate winery, with no more than 500 cases produced each year. We are proud to share the results with you.
Grape / Blend
91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley, California
Winemaker Tasting Notes
The wine begins with cherry, toffee, coffee, plum, black currants, blackberry,tobacco, cedar and pomegranate. A soft, rich attack with begins with cherry,chocolate, plum, evolving into a very full mid-palate with immense weight andlayering of tobacco, chocolate and plum leading to a long finish of orange zest,plum, chocolate, tobacco, black currant, blueberry. The wine exhibits a greatlength with no hints of bitterness and displays a good tannin grain with wonderfulpolish. This wine will be wonderful from 2020 to 2035.
98 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Composed of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon gives beautiful crushed red and black currants, blackberry compote and wild blueberries scents with touches of menthol, cigar box and fertile loam plus a waft of wild sage. Full-bodied and firm, with bags of savory and earthy layers, it's framed by a rock-solid structure, finishing very long.
92 Points - Wine Spectator
A big, broad-shouldered version, with a ganache note pulling the core of steeped black currant, fig and bitter plum fruit along. Ample tar and espresso accents course through on the finish, which ends with a tug of alder at the very end.
Product size: 750ml
From a private seller.