2016 Vineyard Collection Stoneridge Cabernet Sauvignon


Scores and Tasting Notes

Stoneridge Cabernet. I have to say it again; with every vintage it continues to climb the ladder to the top of Washington’s classic profile. Red cassis, blackberry, fresh herb, tobacco, full-bodied, crushed seashell, gravel and forest floor. All this hangs on and never lets go through the endless finish. – Charles Smith

94 Points – Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)

“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stoneridge Vineyard Collection is another exotic, complex and perfumed Cabernet from this team. Ample dark fruits are supported by notes of dried cherries, rose petals, apple blossom, and spice. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it’s a seamless, finesse-oriented 2016 that has everything in the right places, no hard edges, and a great finish.”

94 Points – James Suckling

“Impeccably pure cabernet with a fragrant, floral, violet-like edge to the nose, together with roasting herbs and really pure cassis. The shape and structure of the palate is so refined, delivering a St. Julien-esque impression of real depth and intensity of flavor with assertive yet supple structure and effortless tension. Such value and style is hard to find. Drink or hold.”

94+ Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (v2015)

“Revealing aromas of minty cassis, plums and sweet soil, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Stoneridge Vineyard is medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated but quite youthfully tight-knit, concluding with a firm, chalky finish that renders it somewhat inscrutable.”

Vineyard – Sunset (100%)

Located in the Ancient Lakes AVA near the town of Quincy, Sunset Vineyard is situated on one of the land’s many coulees (a canyon formed by the draining of the Missoula flood waters). Thin limestone soils with an elevation above 1200 feet provide Sunset the classic terroir of the Ancient Lakes AVA that have helped define the style of white grapes grown in the region. The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.

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