Stone The Crows‘Three Twins Vineyard’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown has made the best vintage yet from this estate vineyard in Conn Valley. It is a gorgeous wine and worth quite a bit more than its price. Tasted blind, it drinks like a $200 bottle. Thomas explains in his own tasting notes that it is packed with “aromas of candied violets, ripe blackberry, blueberry, and cherry liqueur, along with rich earthy aromas, and spiced mountain sagebrush. Incredibly pure and layered, it offers decadent blackberry fruit, spiced plum, and crème de framboise, even hinting at blueberry tart. All this succulent fruit is underscored by silky, elongated tannins, that are chewy and powerful, supported by a firm acid backbone and framed by elegant French oak accents, splashes of dark chocolate, brown baking spices, and a long dark Cherry finish with tobacco leaf accents. While deeply concentrated, this 2018 release possesses an almost feather-lite quality.” It is seamless from start to finish. Stone The Crows rests at 700 feet in elevation on the northern slopes of Lake Hennessey and from the vineyard blocks, you can see Lake Hennessey and Pritchard Hill in the distance. Densely planted in 2005 on steep hillsides, the vines are pruned to yield no more than three tons per acre.
- RegionConn Valley
- AppellationNapa Valley