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.
Scents of crushed rock and gentle spices opens up to a world of mineral charged orchard fruit. It has energy and drive on the palate and the acid backbone is fleshed out by generous sweet spice with peach and apricot.
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 cool summer, the 2011 has proved to be a quintessential Stony Hill Chardonnay.
True to its Stony Hill terroir, the wine rewards with explosive aromas in a very precise shell. Its natural acidity provides a very long finish and promise for many years of drinking.
The fragrance is subtle and mineral driven, opening up to young stone fruit (peach, apricot) but remains so floral and spicy.
The nose on the 2016 Cabernet is the most surprisingly opulent of any Stony Hill Cabernet we have ever produced. Right out of the gate you are met with a mix of black cherry, herbaceousness, graphite, and rich baking spices.
It’s a deeply aromatic wine with notes of dark chocolate, sweet blueberry fruit and a touch of green tobacco leaf that one would note in the old school Napa Cabs from the 1950s and 1960s.
Intensely golden color, its deeply scented bouquet of marzipan, apricot, and caramel reveals a complex and intriguing wine. The long and clean finish to this vintage promises years of enjoyment alongside dessert or as an aperitif.
2019 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.
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In 2014 the vines were 10 years old and had started to show an earthiness that we love. We use almost no irrigation and pick before the fruit is overly ripe. The dark raspberry component on the finish is so enticing.
Enjoy summer to the fullest with our warm weather 6-pack, which includes 3 bottles each of 2017 Chardonnay and 2018 White Riesling.