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STONES No. 2

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.

2016 Reviews

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.

2015 Reviews

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 Reviews

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 Reviews

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.

STONES No. 2

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.

2016 Reviews

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.

2015 Reviews

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 Reviews

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 Reviews

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.

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