If we had to pick one word to characterize our Stony Hill wines it would be balance. We aim to achieve a balance between the intensely flavored fruit from our hillside vineyards and the notable acidity that gives the wine structure and aging potential.
Our goal is simply to translate the intense fruitiness of our grapes into elegant, food friendly wines. Over the years we have remained true to this original style, which we think is the most appropriate for our particular hillside grown grapes.
2018 Rosenda de la Sombra is bright, refreshing and the perfect warm weather wine. Enjoy it at a picnic, by the pool, or on a balmy summer evening. But whatever you do, don't wait to order your wine. The days are heating up and we wouldn't want you to find yourself empty handed.
A wine full of contrasts and complementary flavors, and we can't get enough of it. Open this bottle and you will be drawn in by a blend of chamomile, wet stone, delicate floral notes and a wonderful savory character.
There is one word we've all been using to describe this vintage: spectacular! The nose might be the richest we have experienced in memory, with a complex mix of orange blossom, citrus, incense and sandalwood.
Call or email the winery to be added to the list for the November release of the 2018 Gewurztraminer.
2016 is an expression of our unique terroir, showing the beauty of old vines dry-farmed in volcanic soil. It carries the signature bright, crisp, fresh qualities of our Chardonnay yet there is an enticing and enigmatic savory aspect that shines in the finish.
What we find truly unique about this vintage is the wine's ability to retain its crispness while presenting a slight creaminess on the palate. Although from a year with May rain and a coolsummer, the 2011 has proved to be a quintessential Stony Hill Chardonnay.
The 2014 Chardonnay is an exciting wine. The combination of our dry farming methods and three years of drought created concentrated fruit at harvest leading to deep flavors in the wine.
The 2015 is a special vintage. This growing season was a significant drought year, and our 30-year old, hillside, dry-farmed vines had not had a serious drink in almost four years. These conditions resulted in a very small yield but the crop had extraordinarily intense fruit.
This vertical contains three of the most heralded vintages Napa has seen recently. Tasting multiple vintages is a great way to see, smell, and taste the subtle effects that seasonal growing conditions, and a little bottle age, can have on a wine.
The 2015 growing season was short and warm, leading to low yields of beautifully concentrated fruit. The wine that resulted from this unusual year is vibrant, intense and simultaneously youthful and drinkable.
The 2013 is a delicate expression of Napa Cabernet with a structure that we think will give it a long life. The nose is expressive and the palate has mouthwatering hints of graphite and leather.