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Gemstone Yountville Napa Valley Red 2000

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91 points Robert Parker: There are 440 cases of the 2000 Proprietary Red Wine (a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot) from a vineyard close to such titans as Screaming Eagle and Dalla Valle. Aged in French oak, it is an elegant, dense, medium to full-bodied, impressively pure offering revealing notes of cedar wood, black currants, and earth. However, the price is very intimidating. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2016. (Dec 2003)

Region: USA » California » Napa » Yountville
Winery: Gemstone
Color: Red
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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

91 points Robert Parker: There are 440 cases of the 2000 Proprietary Red Wine (a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot) from a vineyard close to such titans as Screaming Eagle and Dalla Valle. Aged in French oak, it is an elegant, dense, medium to full-bodied, impressively pure offering revealing notes of cedar wood, black currants, and earth. However, the price is very intimidating. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2016. (Dec 2003)

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