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USA, Rosé (Syrah), Stepping Stone, Cornerstone Cellars, Corallina Rose, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, California, 2012

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N/ Rose petals, red berries, herbs, and strawberries. Light caramel and barrel room. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Nice mix of red berries, strawberries, and a touch of a cranberry bite and citrus zest. Ample acid and mineral/rock notes play and please. Dry, lively fun. Another great wine from Cornerstone. Winemaker = Jeff Keene http://www.cornerstonecellars.com/2012corallina Alcohol = […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stepping Stone by Cornerstone Cellars, Napa Valley, California, 2010

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A blend of Cabernet from multiple AVA’s within Napa Valley. N/ Clean, angular, and acidic…. and deftly packed and balanced with bold flavors of cassis and boysenberry. A reduction sauce of black and red berries.  Seductive wafts of Edgar Allan Poe’s tarn. Forest floor, smoked game, and brick dust. Barrel room. Pine and herbs. Quite complex […]

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USA, Red Blend, Rocks!, Stepping Stone by Cornerstone Cellars, North Coast, California, 2010

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Red blend of: Zinfandel from Lake County, Syrah from Sonoma, and Napa Valley (Carneros) Merlot. N/ Reduction sauce of plum skins.  Smoked oak and paprika. Deep cassis, wet earth, and river rock. Wild herbs with a blast of sage. Pine and cedar. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Dry, angular, plum and cherry. Pine needle tea. Berries and […]

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USA, Rose of Syrah, Stepping Stone by Cornerstone Cellars, Corallina Rose, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, California, 2011

N/ Bright, acidic granite dust sprinkled on a reduction of rose petals and strawberry. Rhubarb, burnt sugar, and light barrel room. The nose is much more reminiscent of an actual full red wine, not just a rose. Quite mature, with a feel of old world elegance. Delightful. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Very pleasing balance between strawberries, […]

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