2001 Gemstone G

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Yountville
Drink between 2007 - 2015
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • SoccerMark wrote: (94 points)

    September 14, 2013 - It's simple ....... WOW

  • jeff nowak wrote: (95 points)

    September 25, 2011 - 14.4% alcohol. 87% cabernet, 7% merlot, 6% cab franc. decanted, and followed in the glass for 2 hours. i 've experienced some bottle variation, but tonight the wine is spectacular. very supple tannin and a velvet finish that is rich and pure. intoxicating nose, and complex mid palate. super. drink now-2016.

  • kenv Does not like this wine:

    May 20, 2011 - Champs, Burgs, Barolos, Malbecs @ Leo's (Leo & Connies's in Eastchester, NY): Maybe it was coming after all the Burgundies and Barolos, but man did this taste thick and gunky in a very heavy-handed way. Over-ripe. Yuck.

  • jeff nowak wrote: (92 points)

    January 6, 2010 - for me, this was the leader in a four wine flight of high end napa cab. this bottle showed big, no question, but it was constructed tightly enough not to let the oak run away with it. i'm a long time fan of the producer (ownership change with the 06), i believe melka is now the winemaker, but mike trujillo made this vintage? this is one of the better bordeaux blends from napa. solid tonight, but not ethereal as when roy piper visited (sorry, otto).

  • jeff nowak wrote: (88 points)

    October 6, 2009 - 14.4% alcohol. 87% cab, 7% merlot/, 6% cab franc. part of a small vertical (01-04). my bottle, not decanted, which i don't actually think caused the sub par performance, because it didn't develop much in the glass. i presume naysayers will allege the wine was closed. get over it. i last had this wine (my bottle again) with roy piper a couple of years ago, and it was superb. scott just had it a few days prior, and he relayed that this bottle was well below that performance, too (a bottle he didn't decant). shit happens, i guess. the wine seemed muddled with tannin. it did have a nice, promising nose, but it couldn't transition to the palate. i like the term scruffy for this bottle. hardly undrinkable, yet so off from before, it was a bummer.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, Issue #114 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Gemstone
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation G
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Yountville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 330 (66%)
  • Consumed 173 (34%)

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