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Gemstone Red Bordeaux Blend Yountville G 2008

Member Review by tomneve:

This wine, Napa Valley Yountville Appelation is excellent. Big and bold with a long finish. Special wine

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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

Member Reviews for Gemstone Red Bordeaux Blend Yountville G

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Snooth User: tomneve
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/01/2009

This wine, Napa Valley Yountville Appelation is excellent. Big and bold with a long finish. Special wine


Snooth User: jamlani
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 01/04/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Gemstone Red Bordeaux Blend Yountville G

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Vintage: 2005 11/15/2008

An absolutely gorgeous wine (900 cases produced) is the blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2005 Proprietary Red. Pure, vivid notes of black currants, crushed rocks, acacia flowers, and some subtle barrique smells are followed by a wine with hints of hot stones and a gravelly character. The wine has superb intensity, beautiful purity, and full-bodied power, but uncanny elegance and symmetry. This wine needs 2-3 years of bottle age, and should drink well for 25 years.


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Vintage: 2003 01/16/2009

The inky/purple-hued 2003 Proprietary Red Wine, a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, and the rest tiny portions of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, reveals copious notes of chocolate along with hints of melted tar, charcoal, black cherries, ... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2003 Gemstone Facets Of Gemstone 750ml


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Vintage: 2001 09/22/2010

The impressive 2001 Proprietary Red Wine, a 642-case blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc, tips the scales at 14.7% alcohol. Its saturated ruby/purple color is accompanied by sweet aromas of tobacco leaf intermixed with c... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2001 Gemstone Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


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Vintage: 2000 01/16/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2000 Gemstone Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


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Vintage: 2000 09/22/2010

Good medium ruby. Highly aromatic nose combines redcurrant, black raspberry, graphite and mint. Sweet and vinous, with a supple middle and lovely clarity of flavor. Not a particularly large wine but shapely and consistent. Notes of leather and tobacc... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2000 Gemstone Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


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Vintage: 1998 01/16/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1998 Gemstone Proprietary Red Wine 750ml



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