GEWICHT: 56 kg
Ohne Kondom: +60€
Services: Dreier FFM, Facesitting, Facesitting, GV in versch. Stellungen, Einfache Herrschaft
Winemaking is a journey with no end. You set goals, but as you achieve them you just have higher aspirations. The more you achieve, the more you know there is to achieve. With the two Cabernets you have we are now releasing we have achieved a goal we set for ourselves, but now our vision for what we will achieve in the future is even sharper. Our first goal was to craft wines with elegance and finesse while still honoring the power, which is an accurate expression of Napa Valley terroir.
It was also our goal to achieve wines with appropriate levels of alcohol. We do not simply want to have low alcohol levels for the sake of that alone by following some pre-set recipe, but to produce wines from grapes harvested at just the right moment, the moment that defines that vintage. We don't want underripe grapes anymore than overripe ones. Perhaps the most important thing to us is having acid levels that make the wines refreshing, even in their youth. What you will not get from us are wines suffering from the "big wine" syndrome so favored by certain well known critics.
What you will get are wines that fire up your saliva glands with the zesty acidity required to truly compliment cuisine. Our first goal is to make wines we love to drink and our second goal is to find wine lovers who agree with us.
We are not interested in making wines that try to satisfy the broadest range of consumers possible. The Cornerstone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon releases reflect well this vision. They are very different wines telling two distinct stories. We make different wines for that very reason as we find each expresses aspects of the Napa Valley well worth telling. By Napa Valley standards was a cooler vintage, which means by Bordeaux standards it was a a very good year. It reemphasizes my opinion that the problem vintages in Napa are the hot ones , not the cooler ones.
The cooler weather helped us towards our goal to make balanced wines. While the "big wine" folks struggled with , we loved it. They weave together to produce a wine that reflects the character of the Napa Valley as a whole.