Red

2016 Stone the Crows Cabernet Sauvignon Three Twins Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2020 - 2029 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • msuwright wrote: 92 points

    July 15, 2020 - This rich and round Cabernet needs a few years to settle down, since right now it seems a bit over-done (even by TRB standards) - i.e., fruit and oak out front, with the structure and acidity hiding underneath. Dark purple in color; full in body; nose of blueberry pie, mocha, and menthol. Flavors of boysenberry, licorice, and graphite, with a sweet and grainy finish. Better after about four hours of air. 92+ for now, with upside in a few years. 14.8% alcohol.

  • AGELVIS Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 8, 2020 - Four hour decant. Nearly opaque magenta color. Blackberry, blueberry, slate, thyme and burnt graham cracker on the rich, complex nose. Smooth, dry palate, with bold, tongue puckering acidity. There’s an underripe (green) banana note through the palate and firm, full, long finish, giving a rum-like quality.

    Beautiful Cabernet that is still an infant. Could improve dramatically in a year or two, but it’s already great. I’ll try to wait six months before having another bottle.

  • GKtannin Likes this wine: 97 points

    May 25, 2020 - In honor of Memorial Day weekend, we decided to open a nice cabernet. Based on reviews from this site, we decanted for 5-6 hours. This wine was paired with scratch cauliflower gnocchi, andouille sausage, and pesto. I am not certain I have ever had a better food-wine pairing.

    Aroma: Blueberry jam, lemon curd, fresh eucalyptus, cinnamon, sandalwood, cotton candy, green olive, spearmint, and anise

    Taste: Cherry pie, blueberry preserves, lemon meringue, eucalyptus, and a hint of leather

    Finish: Bold, long, tannic, and balanced

    For anyone that likes good cab, and regular spends $$$, this is the wine you need to buy instead (or in addition to!). We have done this cab, triple blinded, next to other cabs that are much more expensive. It wins every time. The fruit-forward balance, paired with the ability to add to enhance a meal, it unmatched in the cabernet world at this price point. I am certain aging this wine will strengthen its balance, but I can't imagine what that would look like given the product as it is today.

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  • AGELVIS Likes this wine: 96 points

    May 3, 2020 - Five hour decant. Opaque purple magenta color. Sweet tobacco, coffee grounds, black cherry jelly, plum, dark chocolate, cast iron skillet, butterscotch, cinnamon graham cracker and Scotch tape on the complex nose. Dry, velvety, full bodied palate. Very full tannins on the long finish. Amazing for its youth.

  • AGELVIS Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 26, 2020 - Five hour decant. Opaque purple magenta color. Blackberry jelly, bing cherry, cola, prune compote, marzipan, cocoa powder and marigolds on the complex, fruit forward nose. Super smooth, dry palate. Voluptuous tannins on the longish finish. This is amazing in its youth.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Napa Valley’s Extraordinary 2016 Cabernets (Dec 2018), 12/1/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Stone the Crows
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Three Twins Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 49 (23%)
  • In Cellars 148 (71%)
  • Consumed 12 (6%)

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