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Stepping Stone Cabernet Franc Napa Valley 2003

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Our 2003 Stepping Stone Cabernet Franc brings back the Yount Mill Vineyard, a favorite from years ago as the main source of Cabernet Franc in this bottling. It is accompanied by other Napa Valley Cabernet Franc, as well as a bit of Cabernet Sauvignon from the famed Pickett Road area of Calistoga and a touch of Napa Valley Merlot to add polish. The final blend: 82% Cabernet Franc, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot.Winemaker's Tasting Notes: Purple fruits, lots of blackberry/blueberry and deeply ripe plums dominate the aromas of this young wine bringing forth memories of warm, ripe fruit in the orchard. Bright berries cross the palate at entry, accented by fresh, crisp acidity. The finish is bold and hearty.The wine was bottled 4/14/05. A total of 771 cases were produced.

Region: USA » California » Napa » Howell Mountain

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
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Cornerstone Cellars:
Cornerstone is celebrating our 17th vintage making only concentrated, collectible Napa Valley red wines. We are pleased to offer two extraordinary bottlings of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Howell Mountain and Napa Valley. Cornerstone Cellars is dedicated to crafting exceptional Napa Valley wines and our true cornerstone is our wine. By choosing to make our wines in a collective facility we a... Read more
Cornerstone is celebrating our 17th vintage making only concentrated, collectible Napa Valley red wines. We are pleased to offer two extraordinary bottlings of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Howell Mountain and Napa Valley. Cornerstone Cellars is dedicated to crafting exceptional Napa Valley wines and our true cornerstone is our wine. By choosing to make our wines in a collective facility we are helping make a smaller carbon footprint in the Napa Valley. We believe this collective model is the future of small, environmentally aware estates. We have focused all our efforts, attention and investments in a quest to produce wines that challenge the very best in the world. We take pride in creating distinctive, character-filled wines that equal and often exceed the quality of the most sought after and collectible wines in the world. We invite and relish comparisons of our wines with bottles that often cost hundreds of dollars more. Our quest has been to find the finest Napa Valley vineyard sources for our fruit and one of the world's finest winemakers, Celia Masyczek. At no time are any shortcuts taken in trying to achieve our ultimate goal, exciting and profound Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Utilizing Celia's almost three decades of Napa Valley experience, the wines of Cornerstone are crafted from a range of superlative vineyard sites. In our two wines, Howell Mountain and our Napa Valley Cabernet, we have given her the opportunity to work with the full palette of Napa vineyards to create wines that are uniquely Cornerstone. Read less

Our 2003 Stepping Stone Cabernet Franc brings back the Yount Mill Vineyard, a favorite from years ago as the main source of Cabernet Franc in this bottling. It is accompanied by other Napa Valley Cabernet Franc, as well as a bit of Cabernet Sauvignon from the famed Pickett Road area of Calistoga and a touch of Napa Valley Merlot to add polish. The final blend: 82% Cabernet Franc, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot.Winemaker's Tasting Notes: Purple fruits, lots of blackberry/blueberry and deeply ripe plums dominate the aromas of this young wine bringing forth memories of warm, ripe fruit in the orchard. Bright berries cross the palate at entry, accented by fresh, crisp acidity. The finish is bold and hearty.The wine was bottled 4/14/05. A total of 771 cases were produced.

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