Thank you for your interest in Stones No. 1 Las Piedras Vineyard. The 2011 vintage will be released to Members of our Mailing List on April 8, 2014. Please register for our Mailing List to receive notification of release.

Stones
Post Office Box 807
Saint Helena, California 94574
Tel 707-963-9990
members@stoneswine.com

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LasPiedrasVineyard

Tracing its history to the original Mexican land grants, the Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard’s history is integral to the Napa Valley’s rich traditions of grapegrowing and winemaking. Located in the Saint Helena appellation, the vineyard is aptly named for its rare profile of gravelly, well-draining soil, providing optimal conditions for the cultivation of highly concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon fruit.

We have selected five vineyard rows from which to produce the one-hundred fifty cases that constitute our Stones No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Las Piedras Vineyard release.

Perrarus Block-

Pritchard Hill

One of the most coveted growing areas in all of Napa Valley, the Pritchard Hill Perrarus Block exhibits the extreme rocky minerality that has become a signature of the Stones wines. Farmed by David Abreu, this Clone 4 selection exhibits dense, black fruit, and perfect acidities.

We have selected the Perrarus Block from which to produce the one-hundred sixty cases that constitute our Stones No. 2 Cabernet Sauvignon inaugural release.

Stones is an exclusive, limited production portfolio of meticulously crafted Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Sourced from rarely experienced, distinctive Napa Valley vineyards, Stones wines offer our clientele a rare opportunity to experience the unique and varied terroir of the Napa Valley within a single, selective portfolio.

Stones wines are meticulously crafted by winemaker Philippe Melka, with a vision of expressing the distinctive character of the singular Napa Valley vineyards from which they are produced.

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Winemaker Philippe Melka’s pursuit of excellence in our wines is equaled only by his dedication to expressing the character of the distinctive vineyards from which we source our fruit. With the release of Stones No. 1, he has created a nuanced wine that reveals the subtle complexities of Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon fruit.

“Absolutely perfect is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 1. The wine has that Mission Haut-Brion / Haut-Brion scorched-earth, gravelly, quarry-stone aromatics intermixed with blueberry, cassis and spring flowers. It is full-bodied with magnificent texture and concentration, stunning freshness, and a terrific finish that goes on for close to a minute. This is a surreal and compelling Cabernet Sauvignon. drink 2018-2045 100pts” — Robert Parker Jr.

Stones No. 2, our Pritchard Hill release, will be offered to Members of our Mailing List on October 18, 2016.

“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 2 comes from the Houyi Vineyard – Perrarus Block and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from clone 4. This is another near-perfect effort from winemaker Philippe Melka and the Fairchild team. Beautiful, sweet blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with floral notes, earthy soil undertones and forest floor notes are all present in this complex wine, which sports a full-bodied, mega-concentrated mouthfeel, but has no sense of heaviness or awkwardness. Drink 2016-2045. 98 PTS – Robert Parker Jr”