2010 Stony Hill Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($60, 13.5%): This second vintage of Cabernet from the McCreas, already making white wine in Napa for 60 years, is a great snapshot of Spring Mountain in subtle form: full of eucalyptus and medium-roast coffee, and vibrant redcurrant and plum fruit. The dried-leaf side of Cabernet is here, and plenty of structure to warrant a stay in the cellar.
In The Press
As one may know, Gentle Reader, Yr mst hmbl & Obdt Svt is originally from California. I cut my teeth wine wise with the growth of California wine in the late 1970s and 1980s. It is, therefore, something of a shock to have discovered a vineyard and winery which has been making wines in Napa since 1947, which I had not actually heard of!
With cutting-edge wineries, farm-fresh food, and sophisticated yet laid-back retreats, it’s no wonder Napa Valley has such enduring appeal...