Gemstone Vineyards

Enderle & Moll

Liaison Pinot Noir 2018

Beauty in a glass!! Ruby gemstone hue with medium (+) aromas of juicy ripe strawberry, raspberry, kirsch, red plum, violet, fennel, vanilla, sweet baking spice, wet moss, and forest floor. Tannins are fine-grained and well-integrated and the finish lingers. This. Wine. Is. Delicious. — 5 months ago

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@Severn Goodwin Drinking so beautifully now, yet undoubtedly has runway ahead of it. Love it 😍

Gemstone Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Balanced tannins with subtle oak and blueberries. Very good experience with prime rib. — 3 years ago

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Cameron Winery

Abbey Ridge Vineyard Ramato Pinot Grigio 2019

S Butterfield

Here’s a secret: Pinot Grigio from Oregon is absolutely killer. The more so with this Ramato, an Italian speciality. Color is amber pink gemstone. Unreal. Caramelized nose. Sweet earthy hints. Super vivacious acid. Tingly finish. I could drink this every day. — 3 years ago

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Tegan Marriott

Tegan Marriott

Sounds intriguing

Gemstone Vineyards

Heritage Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Fruit bomb without being cloying. Damn! — 6 months ago

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Story of Soil

Gold Coast Vineyard Pinot Noir

fiddlehead fern, stewed leeks, jolly rancher, baker’s box, softcore flint, hyacinth donut, rutabaga, chimney soot, mica flake, rhubarb pie, mineral water, gemstone, pith, cold snap, cranberry lollipop, stewed Sakura leaves, all in a crimson robe. — 9 months ago

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Gemstone Vineyards

Napa Valley Red Blend 2004

Incredible. Big with great balance and opens up in the glass. — 3 years ago


Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2016

Nebbiolo is a varietal I have rarely had. This one is from Sicily. It is gorgeous gemstone red in the glass, a beautiful transparent dark red. It smells of pepper, thyme and cherries. It looks so much like Pinot Noir that that is the taste one would expect. But Nebbiolo ain’t no Pinot! This wine tastes of cherries with fresh juicy acidity but then takes one on a direct journey to tannin land. Not velvety tannin but clean crisp tannins. A unique repeatable experience. — 3 years ago

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Domaine Denis Carré

En Brescul Pommard Pinot Noir

power line visuals, grassy rope, fruit lozenge firecrcracker, rabbit fur, musk, gemstone, rhubarb, pomelo, cherry drop, and a wee bit of za’atar in the end. — 9 months ago

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Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Tried the 2018 Cabernet yesterday, nice on opening but closed down quite quickly. But I popped it off the truck so thats to be expected. I’ll rate the 2nd bottle after a long hold.
This one is a different story at only $20.00 more. Great for having only a 1 day hold,
Winery notes,

Keeping with the theme of expansion, we added another block of older vines from Larkmead in 2018. Neighboring our original block of Olmo clone is a tiny block of Jenkins clone Cabernet resting in the same Cortina soil. We have always loved this clone of Cabernet having worked with it at Outpost’s True Vineyard and Gemstone Estate. There’s nothing else quite like it in the world of Cabernet. It manages to be both exotic and wildly singular while still coming across as very complete. It has proven to be a very nice complement to what we’ve been working with from Larkmead since 2012. The color here is a bit darker than normal with mostly fruit tones first present on the nose. That familiar muscular walnut husk, roasted nut quality of Larkmead pokes through quickly though placing this wine stylistically in more of a classic era of California wine. Where in the past this wine could be considered the “lightest” of the lineup, the 2018 shows the power of the vintage and a marked improvement from the addition of the new block. The fruit is still purple leaning and the ethereal notes of the past still pop out on palate entry but a weightier middle kicks in almost immediately with notes of sage, graphite, cassis, lavender and a brambly spice note. The tannin starts earlier too adding texture and a dusty, baker’s chocolate note. In the past, I felt this bottling would always need a few years in the cellar to present a complete palate expression. Not so here with the addition of our little Jenkins block. All these additional blending options from all these great sites prove in 2018 that sometimes more is more.
— 3 years ago

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Brandon T

Brandon T

Can always count on you to take one for the team right off the truck, @Paul T- Huntington Beach! Solid score on this, but disappointing to hear about the Napa.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Napa just needs time, it was experimental with both of these. Not opening the Lore or Herb Lamb anytime soon either.
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I received mine today. I’m gonna wait a while, too.