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2016 Stonestreet "Rockfall Vineyard" Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1516315 98 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Another gem that’s going to flirt with perfection in a decade is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Rockfall Vineyard. Based on 100% Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 65% new French oak, its deep purple color is followed by a mammoth-sized bouquet of crème de cassis, lead pencil shavings, scorched earth, and graphite. Showing more spice and tobacco with time in the glass, it has incredible purity of fruit, building tannins, and flawless balance, all making for a majestic Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon that will keep for 30 years or more. 98 Inner quote mark (6/2019)

96 points Vinous

Outer quote mark One of the highlights in this range, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Rockfall Vineyard is laced with the essence of crème de cassis, mint, crushed rocks, licorice, cloves and grilled herbs. Unctuous in feel, with plenty of backing structure, it feels wonderfully complete. This is an especially brooding, savory Cabernet, with everything in the right place. (AG) Inner quote mark (5/2019)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Rockfall Vineyard offers up confident, bold scents of warm blackberries, ripe blackcurrants, licorice and charcoal with hints of crushed rocks, cigar box and violets plus a waft of licorice. Medium to full-bodied, the palates signs of energetic, crunchy black and blue fruits, with a solid backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and bright freshness, finishing long and earthy. (LPB) 94+ Inner quote mark (9/2019)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Black olive, cedar, pencil shavings and sage define and accent this beautifully made wine, made from high-elevation vines. Stony mineral components make for a chalky, dusty texture of integrated tannin and mannered oak, the wine undeniably earthy and complex. (VB) Inner quote mark (7/2020)


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