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Gemstone Proprietary Blend 2008

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Glass staining, dark purple core with ruby pink hues. The nose is filled with rosemary, pepper and lavender, mixed with cassis, boysenberry and hoisin sauce. Full bodied with powerful acidity and robust tannins, the palate features notes of chocolat... Jeff Loo. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2006 Gemstone Proprietary Red Wine 750ml

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Gemstone:
Welcome to the website of Gemstone Vineyard, a small, family-owned grape grower and producer of estate wines. Though we do make a minute quantity of Chardonnay, our focus is on crafting richly textured red wines from Bordeaux varietals grown on our 16 acre hillside property in the Yountville appellation of Napa Valley. Our wines are quite limited. Most are sold to members of our allocation li... Read more
Welcome to the website of Gemstone Vineyard, a small, family-owned grape grower and producer of estate wines. Though we do make a minute quantity of Chardonnay, our focus is on crafting richly textured red wines from Bordeaux varietals grown on our 16 acre hillside property in the Yountville appellation of Napa Valley. Our wines are quite limited. Most are sold to members of our allocation list, which you can request to join here, while the rest can be found on the wine lists of great restaurants through the country. "I hope people discover these great wines made by winemaking consultant Philippe Melka... These are stunning wines and all promise long life. The flagship wine is their Gemstone Proprietary Red, which is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, and the other wine, Facets, usually a rather Bordeaux-styled blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, but with significant proportions of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot." Read less

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Vintage: 2006 07/15/2011

Glass staining, dark purple core with ruby pink hues. The nose is filled with rosemary, pepper and lavender, mixed with cassis, boysenberry and hoisin sauce. Full bodied with powerful acidity and robust tannins, the palate features notes of chocolat... Jeff Loo. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2006 Gemstone Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


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Vintage: 2006 11/12/2010

Savory herb, dried currant, black licorice and mineral are tight, full-bodied, well-proportioned and structured. This ends with firm tannins, so it's best to cellar short term into 2010. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2011 through 201... Wine Enthusiast. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2006 Gemstone Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2006 10/20/2011

The superb 2006 Gemstone Proprietary Red (an 890-case blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot) is from the cooler Oakville / Yountville sector of Napa. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as a beautiful bouquet of subtle new oak interwoven with black currants, smoke, licorice, and a hint of spring flowers. The wine is full-bodied, with excellent density, admirable balance, and fine purity, a hallmark of this estate. It should drink nicely for two decades.


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Vintage: 2002 09/22/2010

...Superripe aromas of black fruits and roast coffee; just this side of porty. Sweet, lush and deep, with flavors of blackberry, bitter chocolate, spices and minerals. Quite firmly built, even a bit youthfully austere. Finishes with ripe, building ta... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2002 Gemstone Proprietary Red Wine 1500ml


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Vintage: 1999 12/08/2011

Dark and intense, with a tight band of plum, blackberry, raspberry and leathery-earthy notes. Turns dry and tannic on the finish, so short-term cellaring is advised. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2004 through ... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1999 Gemstone Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


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Vintage: 1997 07/20/2010

Intense and concentrated, loaded with wild berry, currant, anise and sage. Rough and a bit raw in texture, it has the right stuff. Score range: 90-94 Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1997 Gemstone Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 1997 03/26/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1997 Gemstone Proprietary Red Wine 750ml



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