2016 Stones Throw
Wine Club Price: $26.01
Stones Throw Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot
This rich, inky red wine is made up of Merlot 78%, Cabernet Sauvignon 11%, Malbec 8%, Petit Verdot 3% and 100% BC Grown. This is a complex red with velvety tannin and a smooth, long finish. Certainly a wine to ponder and put the world to right with.
Each varietal contained in the blend was handpicked, and destemmed. Approximately 80% of the fruit was left whole, uncrushed. The grapes were cold soaked between 3-5 days and then fermented in both stainless steel tanks (2200 and 2850 litre) and small fermentation totes to maximize skin to juice contact. The wine was transferred, following pressing, to tanks to settle then transferred to barrels where malolactic fermentation was completed. Wine was aged in French oak barrels (33% new) for approximately 14 months. Following aging, blending trials were done, final filtering, and bottling resulting in the 2015 Stone’s Throw blend.
This bold Bordeaux style blend is true the rocky soils of River Stone with a rich earthy minerality and is presently showing ripe black berry fruit including, black current, black cherry, plum, with hints of vanilla, tobacco, mocha, wild sage, and French oak. It has balanced acidity and moderate silky tannins that will soften in time.. This wine is drinking nicely now and will continue to age nicely 7-10 years.
860 cases produced
(Nov 26, 2018 at 1:55 PM)
Very good as always!!
(Dec 2, 2018 at 6:27 PM)
One of my new favourite red. I would highly recommend trying it.
(Feb 19, 2019 at 9:51 AM)
Can't stop ordering!! It's our House Wine now.
(Apr 12, 2019 at 11:01 AM)
This is one of my favorite wines. Can't say enough good about it From first sip to last just simply delicious, highly recommend.