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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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 1~ Pritchard Hill

One of the most coveted growing areas in all of Napa Valley, the Perrarus Block on Pritchard Hill 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.

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.

2014 No. 1

96+ PTS ~ ROBERT PARKER JR

“The extraordinary 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 1 comes from the Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard in St. Helena. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from what is called clone 4. Loads of graphite, crushed rock, tobacco leaf, scorched earth, blackberry and blueberry fruit soar from the glass of this fat, opulent, decadently intense wine, which has low acidity, tremendous purity, and hedonistic appeal. Drink it over the next 20 years.”
Drink 2017-2036
96+ pts.— Robert Parker, Jr.

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

2014 No. 2

97 PTS ~ ROBERT PARKER JR

“The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 2 is from the Perrarus – Block 1 on Pritchard Hill at an elevation of 1,600+ feet. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from clone 4, aged 20 months in 100% new French oak. This is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon. Black as a moonless night, with notes of blueberry liqueur interwoven with white flowers, crushed rock, blackberries, white chocolate and a touch of toast, it is opulent and fleshy, with fabulous fruit, thickness and juiciness that give it its succulent style. Drink it over the next 20 years.”
Drink 2017-2036.
97 PTS – Robert Parker Jr

2014 No. 3

98 PTS ~ ROBERT PARKER JR

“The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 3 comes from the Oakville Tench Vineyard, which is in a high-rent district and near Screaming Eagle and Harbison sites. This is a pure red soil area, and the result is a gravelly, opaque purple wine with pure blueberry and crème de cassis notes intermixed with some loamy soil undertones, Christmas fruitcake and spice box, followed by a full-bodied, opulent wine with adequate acidity and sweet, well-integrated tannin. This should also be drunk over the next two decades.”

Drink 2017-2036.

98 PTS – Robert Parker Jr