2013 Premiere Napa Valley Fairchild Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 2
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box
"The crowd goes wild! After two years at Premiere Napa we learned that Fairchild is a super star in California. We've tasted the wines in back to back years now, and they are nothing short of spectacular. Owner Lawrence Fairchild has also caught the eye of Robert Parker as well, who is head over heals for the 2013s, already rating the greater portion of the 2013 Stones No. 2 a 98-100 point score! This stunning 5 case lot represents the best juice of this tiny production wine. The 2 most significant pieces of this wine are the winemaker, Philippe Melka, who has really found another gear for this winery after replacing Paul Hobbs, and the fruit source of this wine on Pritchard Hill. It's literally become one of the most talked about parts of Napa Valley, which is home to long time cult wines like Bryant Family and Colgin, as well as the next wave you will hear more about in the next few years. Names like Ovid, Gandona, Brand and Continuum all come from this incredible hillside area, but we think Fairchild has a chance to blow them all away! That says a lot because we are extremely high on these other incredible wineries too!"