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

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STONES WINE
Post Office Box 2000
Saint Helena, California 94574
Telephone 707-963-9990
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2015

2014

2013

No. 2

2016

2015

2014

2013

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2016

2015

2014

2016 Stones No. 1

98 ~ Jeb Dunnuck

Coming from the Perrarus Block 1 Las Piedras Vineyard, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 1 offers more black fruits, camphor, crushed rocks and graphite, with an almost Haut Brion-like cold fireplace character. It’s another full-bodied, seamless, layered wine from this estate that ticks all the right boxes. With building tannins, a multi-dimensional texture, thrilling purity, and a huge finish, it’s up with some of the top wines in the vintage and is an awesome, awesome wine.

Drink 2019 – 2044.

97 ~ Robert Parker WA

The 2016 Stones No. 1 – Very deep garnet-purple, it has wonderful purity of cassis, fresh black plums and crushed blackberries notes with touches of lavender,
mocha, cigar box, underbrush and fungi plus a waft of rose hip tea. Full-bodied and firm with very finegrained tannins supporting the generous, wonderfully
vibrant fruit layers, it finishes long and perfumed.

Drink 2023 – 2052.

2015 STONES No. 1

97 PTS ~ Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Very deep purple-black in color, the 2015 Stones No. 1 conjures notions of baked cherries, plum pudding and cloves. Full-bodied, rich and spicy in the mouth, it has a chewy frame and a lovely earthiness coming through on the long finish.

Drink 2017-2038.

2014 STONES No. 1

96+ PTS ~ ROBERT PARKER JR

The extraordinary 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 1 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 2017-2036.

2013 STONES No. 1

100 PTS ~ ROBERT PARKER JR

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.

2016 Stones No. 2

97+ ~ Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 2 offers more mountain fruit characteristics as well as plenty of tannins to go with a beautiful perfume of spring flowers, spice, earthy minerality, and both blue and black fruits. From the Perrarus Block 2 site on Pritchard Hill that spent 20 months in 80% new French oak, give this elegant, layered, full-bodied beauty a good 4-5 years of bottle age and enjoy over the following 2+ decades.

Drink 2023 – 2043.

96 ~ Robert Parker WA

The 2016 Stones No.2 reveals exuberant notions of crushed blueberries, warm plums, crème de cassis and unsmoked cigars with touches of new leather, yeast
extract and cedar chest plus a hint of black olives. Big, concentrated and totally seductive in the mouth, it has a firm, velvety texture, generous fruit, finishing with tons of layers.

Drink 2022 – 2049.

2015 STONES No. 2

95 PTS ~ Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2015 Stones No. 2 from Perrarus Blocks 1 & 2 on Pritchard Hill displays a deep garnet-purple color and vivacious nose of cassis, blueberries, with nuances of cinnamon stick, incense and cedar chest. Full-bodied, it has a firm frame of grainy tannins, finishing long.

Drink 2017-2035.

2014 STONES 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 1,100+ 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 2017-2036.

2013 STONES No. 2

98 PTS ~ ROBERT PARKER JR

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.

2016 Stones No. 3

100 ~ Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 3 is pure perfection in a glass and could not be any better. This full-bodied, remarkably pure, seamless Napa Cabernet
comes from the Oakville Tench Vineyard and reveals a saturated purple color as well as sensational notes of blueberries, currants, camphor, scorched earth, and hints of lavender and violets. Deep, layered, still tight and backward, yet with incredible purity and focus, It’s a monumental beauty.

Drink 2023 – 2048.

98 ~ Robert Parker WA

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 3 is very deep purple-black in color with a totally decadent nose of crème de cassis, baked plums and blackberry pie with touches of licorice, chocolate mint, espresso and cloves plus wafts of truffles and smoked meats. Full- bodied, rich, concentrated and framed by wonderfully plush tannins, it has a very long, uplifting finish.

Drink 2024 – 2055.

2015 STONES No. 3

96 PTS ~ Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2015 Stones No. 3 from the Tench Vineyard in Oakville has an opaque garnet-purple color and is profoundly scented of crème de cassis, blackberry compote and dried mulberries with suggestions of dusty earth. Full-bodied and firmly constructed with generous black fruit, it finishes long and savory.

Drink 2017-2037.

2014 STONES 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.

Drink 2017-2036.

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No. 2

No. 3

Perrarus Block 1 ~ St. Helena

The Perrarus Block 1 – Saint Helena Vineyard can be best described as a gravel bed of crushed rock, shaped like a football field. Pure drainage and extreme minerality and graphite profiles. Stones No. 1 also benefits from a special, and even more dense addition of a rare Clone 6 selection from our Perrarus Block 2 Pritchard Hill Vineyard.

Perrarus Block 2~ Pritchard Hill

One of the most coveted growing areas in all of Napa Valley, the Perrarus Block 2 on Pritchard Hill exhibit the extreme rocky minerality that has become a signature of the Stones wines. This multi-Clone selection exhibits dense, black fruit, crushed rock, and perfect acidities.

Perrarus Block 3
~ Oakville Tench Vineyard

Perrarus Block 3 from the Oakville Tench Vineyard may be the most significant and extreme vineyard of the Stones portfolio of vineyards. Sharing the fence line of Screaming Eagle, the vineyard soil resembles an ancient cobblestone street of red rock and minerals like no other vineyard in the Napa Valley. Also a Clone 4 selection, this site exhibits gravelly texture with some loamy soil undertones.

 

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.

No. 1

No. 2

No. 3

2016 STONES No. 1

98 PTS ~ Jeb Dunnuck

Coming from the Perrarus Block 1 Las Piedras Vineyard, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 1 offers more black fruits, camphor, crushed rocks and graphite, with an almost Haut Brion-like cold fireplace character. It’s another full-bodied, seamless, layered wine from this estate that ticks all the right boxes. With building tannins, a multi-dimensional texture, thrilling purity, and a huge finish, it’s up with some of the top wines in the vintage and is an awesome, awesome wine.

Drink 2019 – 2044.

97 PTS ~ Robert Parker WA

The 2016 Stones No. 1 – Very deep garnet-purple, it has wonderful purity of cassis, fresh black plums and crushed blackberries notes with touches of lavender,
mocha, cigar box, underbrush and fungi plus a waft of rose hip tea. Full-bodied and firm with very finegrained tannins supporting the generous, wonderfully
vibrant fruit layers, it finishes long and perfumed.

Drink 2023 – 2052.

2016 STONES No. 2

97+ PTS ~ Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 2 offers more mountain fruit characteristics as well as plenty of tannins to go with a beautiful perfume of spring flowers, spice, earthy minerality, and both blue and black fruits. From the Perrarus Block 2 site on Pritchard Hill that spent 20 months in 80% new French oak, give this elegant, layered, full-bodied beauty a good 4-5 years of bottle age and enjoy over the following 2+ decades.

Drink 2023 – 2043.

96 PTS ~ Robert Parker WA

The 2016 Stones No.2 reveals exuberant notions of crushed blueberries, warm plums, crème de cassis and unsmoked cigars with touches of new leather, yeast
extract and cedar chest plus a hint of black olives. Big, concentrated and totally seductive in the mouth, it has a firm, velvety texture, generous fruit, finishing with tons of layers.

Drink 2022 – 2049.

2016 STONES No. 3

100 PTS ~ Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 3 is pure perfection in a glass and could not be any better. This full-bodied, remarkably pure, seamless Napa Cabernet
comes from the Oakville Tench Vineyard and reveals a saturated purple color as well as sensational notes of blueberries, currants, camphor, scorched earth, and hints of lavender and violets. Deep, layered, still tight and backward, yet with incredible purity and focus, It’s a monumental beauty.

Drink 2023 – 2048.

98 PTS ~ Robert Parker WA

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 3 is very deep purple-black in color with a totally decadent nose of crème de cassis, baked plums and blackberry pie with touches of licorice, chocolate mint, espresso and cloves plus wafts of truffles and smoked meats. Full- bodied, rich, concentrated and framed by wonderfully plush tannins, it has a very long, uplifting finish.

Drink 2024 – 2055.