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Date Printed: 5/5/2016
Gemstone Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Gemstone Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 108386)
boutique wine
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 5/5/2016: $150.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 GEMSTONE could be the finest wine we have ever bottled. The 2007 season had very consistent temperatures, allowing our fruit to ripen at a very steady pace and making for ideal flavor development. Conditions like these allow us to be very selective and to pick at exactly the desired level of maturity. Our fruit was harvested in late September and early October, and after 20 months aging in 70% new French oak, the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. The 2007 Gemstone exhibits a profound garnet color in the glass. On the nose, the wine reveals a complex bouquet of ripe blue and black fruits layered with crushed stones, exotic spice, and elegant oak; Soft and extremely rich in the mouth; it has a full body with great purity and perfect texture, soft sweet tannins and sex appeal. The wine's depth and complexity suggest a very long aging potential.
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About Gemstone Vineyard:

Gemstone Vineyard is a jewel-like slope nestled between rolling knolls on the eastern edge of Napa Valley. Incorporating a diverse grid of rare heritage clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, Gemstone consistently produces a critically acclaimed estate blend that exhibits power and elegance. Gemstone Vineyard's intensely-flavored tiny berries produce wines described as having "heroic depth and opulent richness."