STONESTREET ROCKFALL CABERNET 2012

pts
Robert Parker
SKU
STRC201210 UCAU
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96 points - Robert Parker - "it is staggeringly rich, multidimensional, pure and deep" Stunning example of Californian Cabernet. The 'Rockfall" is a single vineyard, hand picked by winemaker Chris Jackson as the best part of the vineyard. Vibrant aromas of brambly blackberry, black currant, smoky tobacco leaf, and sage dominate, while underneath one finds subtle undertones of white peppercorn and dried cranberry. The palate offers dark, savoury flavors of plum compote, black cherry, dried Herbs de Provence, and a touch of vanilla bean, enveloped in fine tannins that extend the wine through a lengthy cocoa-powder laden finish.
96 points - Robert Parker - "it is staggeringly rich, multidimensional, pure and deep" Stunning example of Californian Cabernet. The 'Rockfall" is a single vineyard, hand picked by winemaker Chris Jackson as the best part of the vineyard. Vibrant aromas of brambly blackberry, black currant, smoky tobacco leaf, and sage dominate, while underneath one finds subtle undertones of white peppercorn and dried cranberry. The palate offers dark, savoury flavors of plum compote, black cherry, dried Herbs de Provence, and a touch of vanilla bean, enveloped in fine tannins that extend the wine through a lengthy cocoa-powder laden finish.

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

Robert Parker

There are nearly 1,000 cases of the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Rockfall, which is planted at 2,000-2,200-foot elevation. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, it spent 20 months in 50% new French oak. Deep, full-bodied and powerful with a fabulous bouquet of damp earth, forest floor, blackcurrants, blackberries, licorice and vanilla, it is staggeringly rich, multidimensional, pure and deep with a finish that lasts 45 seconds. This should turn out to be spectacular with a few more years of bottle age, and should keep for 25-30 years.