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2016 Stones Throw

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SKU: 4754-16
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Stones Throw Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot
Appellation
Okanagan Valley
Acid
6.4
pH
3.75
Alcohol %
14.0
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
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.
Ratings
River Stone Estate Winery 2016 Stones Throw - 89pts Date Tasted: August 7th, 2019 River Stone's Merlot-leading blend (78%) is a well-balanced, fruit-forward wine with layers of ripe, black cherry, blueberry and blackberry aromas on the feminine nose and similar flavours on the bright, mouth-watering palate which is nicely structured with smooth, light tannins. 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot round out the blend and contribute secondary notes of spices and fleshy dark fruits. Would make a good companion for leaner meats or enjoy it on its own, in its youth. Drink now-2022. - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2019 IconWines.ca
Production Notes
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.
Winemaker Notes
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.
Production
860 cases produced
Product Reviews
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Owen Huard
(Nov 26, 2018 at 1:55 PM)
Very good as always!!

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Carmen Ouimet
(Dec 2, 2018 at 6:27 PM)
One of my new favourite red. I would highly recommend trying it.

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Gail Docken
(Feb 19, 2019 at 9:51 AM)
Can't stop ordering!! It's our House Wine now.

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Janet
(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.

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Trenna
(Oct 15, 2019 at 6:06 PM)
This is one of my favorite reds. So smooth and very delicious. This is my new go to red.

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Mark Rintoul
(Nov 16, 2019 at 9:03 PM)
I love this wine. Well rounded full bodied red. Goes well with steak.

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Randy Reynolds
(Nov 26, 2019 at 11:34 AM)
I just bought a half case of this wine and couldn’t wait to try it. Full bodied with nice tannins. Great with food - particularly red meat and chocolate. I’ll buy more.

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