ESTATE WINES

Each vintage, we produce two red wines and a Chardonnay from our Estate. Our Gemstone Estate Red Wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.  Stylistically, this wine is opulent and silky with juicy black fruit flavors and hints of floral aromas and spice.  

Our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from six blocks where our rarest clones are planted. The vines bear small and concentrated berries and create a dark ruby wine with great power and structure. Full-bodied and masculine in style, this wine exhibits a ‘Left Bank’ Bordeaux style with remarkable balance, backbone and layers of complexity. Silky tannins on the palate, with flavors of cassis, blackberry, dark cherry, vanilla, black cherry, coffee bean, spice and licorice.

 

 

2014

Gemstone Estate Red Wine 

 

NOTES 

The Gemstone Vineyard 2014 Estate Red Wine is comprised of four red Bordeaux varietals planted to 20 individual blocks with diverse soil types. Gemstone’s Yountville estate gives us a unique palette of fruit and flavors to craft this wine. A completely opaque purple core with a dark rose halo indicates concentration and richness. Aromatic notes of blackberry, blueberry, cinnamon and cedar bark are complimented by a robust palate profile with hints of blonde tobacco, blackcurrant, and licorice. This wine possesses a gripping minerality and beautiful tannins providing an aging potential for at least 15 years.

WINEMAKER

Thomas Rivers Brown

BLEND

69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc

APPELLATION

Yountville, Napa Valley

VINIFICATION

Double-sorted, whole-berry fermented for 35 days using native yeasts; bottled unfiltered

AGING

20 Months, 80% new French oak in cooperages including Taransaud, Ermitage, Francois Freres, Baron

PRODUCTION

725 cases

 

2014

Gemstone Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

 

NOTES

The Gemstone Vineyard 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon showcases a deep purple hue with a garnet rim. Rich aromas of black cherry, plum, cassis, spearmint, and eucalyptus jump from the glass. On the palate, intricate flavors of dark cocoa, blueberries, spice and crushed rock are present in this textured, opulent wine. The mouthfeel is polished and full-bodied, exhibiting sweet tannins that provide purity, density, structure and a persistent finish. Expect the 2014 Gemstone Estate Cabernet Sauvignon to evolve gracefully for 20+ years.

 

WINEMAKER

Thomas Rivers Brown

BLEND

90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

APPELLATION

Yountville, Napa Valley

VINIFICATION

Double-sorted, whole-berry fermented for 35 days using native yeasts; bottled unfiltered and unfined

AGING

20 Months, 95% new French oak in cooperages including Taransaud, Ermitage, Francois Freres, Baron

PRODUCTION

500 cases