This wine comes from gravely soil, that originates from the lower slopes of the Mayacamas. This Cab is all about bringing out the extract of the soil. Look for a dense black/purple rim in the glass. Vibrant black currant and dark cherry are followed by raspberry, vanilla, lavender and stones. The mid-palate brings exotic notes of cocoa, espresso bean, dried lavender and rose petals, while moving into the finish with minerality, spice and cigar box. The 2007 vintage is young and concentrated and should evolve beautifully for the next decade and a half. Opulence, intensity and power are the hallmarks of our 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon.
"Perhaps the best wine I have ever tasted from Crocker & Starr is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Stone Place. One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in French oak, this 500- to 550-case cuvee from the organically managed Stone Place Vineyard is a dense ruby/purple color, with a classic nose of unsmoked cigar tobacco intermixed with blackberries, licorice, subtle barbecue smoke, and cassis. A gorgeous, full-bodied texture, excellent purity, and well-integrated acidity, wood, and tannin all make for a thrilling wine to drink over the next 15-20+ years.
The Wine Advocate