93+pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet-purple color and notes of chargrill, sautéed herbs, tilled earth, tar and fungi over a core of baked blackcurrants, crushed rocks, plum preserves and mulberries. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a firm, chewy texture and just enough freshness to support the understated fruit, finishing savory. Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The wine begins with cherry, toffee, coffee, plum, black currants, blackberry, tobacco, cedar and pomegranate. A soft, rich attack with begins with cherry, chocolate, plum, evolving into a very full mid-palate with immense weight and layering of tobacco, chocolate and plum leading to a long finish of orange zest,plum, chocolate, tobacco, black currant, blueberry. The wine exhibits a great length with no hints of bitterness and displays a good tannin grain with wonderful polish.
Seven Stones winery is a 45-acre winery estate nestled within the Meadowood Resort in St. Helena, just above the Meadowood Resort. We originally purchased the undeveloped plot as a family estate, planting a single acre of Cabernet Sauvignon in 1996 and building a jewel-box winery with recreational family winemaking in mind. Over time, it became evident that the property, surrounded by some of Napa’s most prized vineyards, possessed the well-drained, rocky, volcanic soils that could produce world-class wine. Aaron Pott was hired as winemaker, while the Pinã Vineyard Management was hired to tend the vines. Our inaugural release, the 2005 Seven Stones Cabernet Sauvignon, received high critical praise and sold out quickly, coaxing us to add a few more Lilliputian vineyard blocks and upgrade the winery so that we could coax the highest possible quality out of our exceptional “terroir.” We intend to remain a small, estate winery, with no more than 500 cases produced each year. We are proud to share the results with you.