Gemstone Vineyards

Estate Red Blend

9.2155 ratings
9.137 pro ratings
Yountville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Sondra Bernstein

Owner of the girl & the fig, the fig cafe & winebar, Author of Plats du Jours, the girl & the fig's Journey through the Seasons in Wine Country and the girl & the fig Cookbook

9.5

So smooooooth, rich and velvety.

So smooooooth, rich and velvety.

Sep 20th, 2017
John Riddick

This was a mouthful! Rich and powerful, excellent dusty tannins. Great cassis and blackberry fruit.

This was a mouthful! Rich and powerful, excellent dusty tannins. Great cassis and blackberry fruit.

Jan 14th, 2017
Brent Mayeaux

Production Burn Cottage Vineyard

8.9

Double decanted. Gobs of raisins blackberry, cassis, black tea, and baking spices. Really soft tannin with acid keeping things balanced. Chocolate/coffee finish with a green/herbal character that could be the vintage or cab franc. I enjoyed this, but can imagine the non-2011s being too much.

Double decanted. Gobs of raisins blackberry, cassis, black tea, and baking spices. Really soft tannin with acid keeping things balanced. Chocolate/coffee finish with a green/herbal character that could be the vintage or cab franc. I enjoyed this, but can imagine the non-2011s being too much.

Dec 24th, 2015
Matt Sterr

Dark mocha on the expressive nose. Dark blackberry and graphite. Mouthwatering finish.

Dark mocha on the expressive nose. Dark blackberry and graphite. Mouthwatering finish.

Nov 24th, 2015
Matt Young

Really nice wine. Love a good merit age.

Really nice wine. Love a good merit age.

Sep 18th, 2015
Holly Anderson

Little hot, gorgeous black fruit. Ripe, hot vintage but well balanced. Currants, cassis, firm chewy tannins. Killing it with rib eye.

Little hot, gorgeous black fruit. Ripe, hot vintage but well balanced. Currants, cassis, firm chewy tannins. Killing it with rib eye.

Jul 24th, 2015
Steve Bachmann

Solid cab. Would buy again.

Solid cab. Would buy again.

Jan 26th, 2015
Mark Lindzy

Really solid Meritage, great acid to balance the dark fruit. Oak is balanced and moderate.

Really solid Meritage, great acid to balance the dark fruit. Oak is balanced and moderate.

Sep 10th, 2014
Harry Oranges

Boom boom Cab blend

Boom boom Cab blend

Aug 8th, 2014
Gabriel Markel

Inky black cab.

Inky black cab.

Dec 8th, 2012