The "Stonehorse" wines are vinified to make styles that highlight the fruit characteristics without too much influence from new oak.
Color: Inky bright crimson with a dark centre and a youthful edge.
Nose: Black cherries, dark fruits of the forest and hints of cassis & spice.
Palate: Full bodied wine with a velvety mouth feel. Dark berry characters, spice box and liquorice mingle on the palate. Enjoy over the next 5-8 years
"Smooth and velvety, with dusky tobacco nuances to the ripe blackberry and spice flavors, gliding nicely on a sleek frame. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2016. 10,000 cases made. –HS
"The 2006 Stonehorse Shiraz was aged for 15 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak. A saturated purple color, it emits an enticing aromatic array of balsam wood, spice box, blueberry, and black cherry. Dense and rich on the palate, it has the structure and fruit to evolve for 1-2 years and should be in its prime from 2010 to 2018."
The Wine Advocate