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2016 Stone the Crows Cabernet Sauvignon Three Twins Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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CT94.5 36 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 32

  • AGELVIS Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 5, 2023 - One hour decant. Very deep dark electric magenta color. Black cherry, dark raspberry jam, mocha, crushed pecans, and subtle charred graham cracker. Smooth, tongue drying, somewhat tart palate, with satiny, lingering acidity. Firm tannins on the longish finish.

    This is still in some sort of transition. It was terrific two years ago, but has been a noticeable step down over the past year. Not sure if it will come back better in another year.

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  • Mark1npt Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 19, 2023 - Late decision to pour this one at the end of our dinner and into our card playing/dessert time. This wine is consistently good across bottles. Dark red/black fruit to start...really opens up over 60-90 minutes. Smooth and quite integrated. Enjoyed by all 4 of us and still about one third of the bottle under a Repour stopper that I am trying out for purely scientific reasons, on a 2nd bottle for a 2nd night. I can't imagine it has anything left to give, but I have to try! The only thing that stops this wine from scoring higher is the limitations of the vineyard itself. These are very fine grapes and this wine is superbly made but it just feels like it's limited at this point. Not enough complexity? Not enough layers? I don't know. Hard to argue with scores of 94-96, isn't it? I'm splitting hairs, I know. Recent library sales have offered these at basically twice the original price and in my estimation that would not be good qpr. At their original selling price you are handsomely rewarded.

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  • iamandyc Likes this wine:

    February 3, 2023 - Agree with AGELVIS notes on this wine. Drank really well with a short decant and developed more flavors with air. Another really nice cab from the 2016 vintage.

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  • AGELVIS Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 5, 2022 - One hour decant. Nearly opaque magenta core. Blackberry, plum, cocoa, dark raspberry jelly, and burnt toffee shortbread on the nose. Very dry, smooth palate, with chalky acidity. Firm, lower intensity tannins on the longish finish.

    The nose is pretty great (confectionery/fruit forward, but not extracted), but the palate is more tart/sour than it used to be. This is my second bottle with this palate, so this must be a phase (I hope). I’ll try to wait a year to see if this rebounds.

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  • Mark1npt Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 13, 2022 - Been almost 2 years since I last opened one of these. Pnp'd into a decanter at HMCs and enjoyed before and after dinner. Same score as the bottle from 2 years ago but for different reasons. This still can be drunk from the pnp but deepens and improves over 2+ hours of air. It adds weight and depth all around. Tannins are softer, smoother but the fruit (dark red/black) is still quite powerful. I wonder now if a much longer decant at this stage would have upped it even another point or two? Only one bottle of the '16 left in the cellar to play with....do I dare risk it?

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    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 8 (2%)
  • In Cellars 230 (55%)
  • Consumed 177 (43%)

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