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2011 Stone The Crows Cabernet SauvignonBlend from United States


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WINE: "The 2011 vintage is a blend of two clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, 337 and 169, as well as 2% Petit Verdot, 14.5% alcohol, and aged 20 months in 80% new Ermitage, Darjano...

  • 95 Wine Enthusiast
  • 90-92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
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"After a great inaugural 2010 vintage, this is another impressive Cabernet from this winery. The vineyard is in the Pritchard Hill area, and the wine is 95% Cabernet with 5% Petit Verdot. It’s a lush wine that’s rich in black currant, cocoa and plum flavors, enhanced by smoky oak. The wine shows enormous complexity, with layers of minerals and dried herbs that are hard to describe. It has a long life ahead of it, so drink now - 2022, at least. -SH" (03/14)

90-92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich, vinous and very appealing. Violets, plums and savory herbs all appear in this pretty, mid-weight wine. Today the 2011 is a bit raw and unpolished, but it has great energy, tension and finesse. Stylistically, it is quite different from the 2011, but equally delicious." (12/12)

Product Description:

"The 2011 vintage is a blend of two clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, 337 and 169, as well as 2% Petit Verdot, 14.5% alcohol, and aged 20 months in 80% new Ermitage, Darjanou and Taransaud French oak barrels.

In addition to the 750 ml format, we are offering 1.5 liter magnums, in wood presentation boxes with hand dipped wax capsules. The 750 ml bottles are available individually or as boxed three packs, tissue wrapped with wax seals.

From its inception in 2005, the Three Twins Vineyard has been a remarkable adventure for our family. The morning fog that shrouds the rows of vines is burned off by the afternoon sun glistening off Lake Hennessey, providing not only optimal growing conditions, but a continually amazing sensory experience as well.

Somehow, Thomas Brown has been able to capture this environment and seal it in the bottle. We hope you enjoy the 2011 vintage as much as we have enjoyed producing it." - Winery

"Stone the Crows is a single vineyard, estate grown wine, produced entirely of fruit from the Three Twins Vineyard. Densely planted in 2005 on steep hillsides, the vines are pruned to yield no more than three tons per acre. The fruit is crushed nearby in Angwin, at Black Sears, and aged for twenty months in French oak. 225 cases will be bottled from the 2010 vintage, and 450 cases from the 2011 vintage. In 2012, as the vines reach maturity, we expect to produce between 550 and 600 cases.

"Stone the Crows" is an Australian expression of incredulity or surprise, having very little to do with crows themselves. While there are certainly an abundance of crows in the vineyard, they spend most of their day perched on the fence posts or soaring lazily overhead on the breezes off the lake. They do little harm to the fruit, and live without fear of stoning. We felt the expression was indicative of our initial reaction to the quality of the fruit produced from the vineyard. "Stone the Crows," what an amazing wine!" - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 81482
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa

95 - Wine Enthusiast

90-92 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Vintage 2011
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, mocha, leather, vanilla and tobacco