" California's riesling producers gamely flout the conventional wisdom that the state is too warm for such a cool grape. Tell that to Stony Hill, which has been producing a steely Napa Valley iteration since 1957."
In The Press
"The 2009 Stony Hill Cabernet Savignon is structured and spicy, with dense, lively black cherry, spice, a hint of olive and firm tannins. It's extremely well balanced, with a long finish."
Over the last thirty years, as other wineries kept cranking up an over-the-top Chardonnay formula, Stony Hill's modus operani was all about saying no: no to new oak barrels, no to the latest technique, no to a fancy winery, no to an updated label. After all, why mess up a good thing?