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Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Waterstone Winery
United States - California - Napa Valley

Well-established hillside vineyards are the foundation of this wine, giving the finished blend its intense inner core of fruit. The Truchard Vineyard was the primary source for grapes used in this blend, with vineyard sites extending into the lower hillsides of the Mayacamas mountain range.

The wine offers aromas of black cherry and cassis, sweet pastry, anise, violet, and notes of crushed rock on the nose. Mouth-coating, fine dusty tannins with flavors of blackberries and mineral notes on the finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Napa Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
98 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot
Vinification
Following destemming, the hand-picked grapes were stainless steel-fermented and received extended skin contact before being transferred to barrels. The wine was aged in small French oak barrels for 24 months (30% new barrels) where the wine completed malolactic fermentation. The wine was racked prior to bottling.
Production
1,721 cases (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2016 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon - 88 PTS - WE

2016 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"Sinewy and simple in leather, black cherry and toffee, this approachable red is full bodied and softly concentrated. It finishes in aspects of cedar and dried herb, the oak well contained. - VIRGINIE BOONE"

- Wine Enthusiast (May 2020), 88 pts

 

2015 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon - 89 PTS - JS

2015 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon - 89 PTS - JS

james suckling logo 250"Blackcurrants, grass and some red berries. Medium to full body, some tangy fruit and a fruity finish. A little weedy. Drink now.- James Suckling"

- James Suckling (May 2018), 89 pts

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2013 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 PTS - JS

2013 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 PTS - JS

james suckling logo 250"Subtle aromas of blueberry, blackberry and bramble berry follow through to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Chewy and lively on the finish. Shows the tension of the great 2013 vintage in Napa Valley. Why wait? - James Suckling"

- James Suckling (January 2016), 92 pts

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2012 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 PTS - JS

2012 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 PTS - JS

james suckling logo 250"Subtle blackberry, black currant and hints of wood. Full to medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Drink or hold. - James Suckling"

- James Suckling (July 28th 2015), 92 pts

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2011 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 PTS - JS

2011 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 PTS - JS

james suckling logo 250"Subtle and fruity with refined tannins and a delicate finish. This is medium-bodied, with polished, silky tannins and a fresh finish. Always among the best value in outstanding, drinkable Napa Valley cabernet. Drink now. - James Suckling"

- James Suckling (May 15th 2014), 91 pts

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Producer Information: Waterstone Winery

Phillip Zorn and Brent Shortridge, both with extensive experience in wine industry, formed Waterstone Winery in 2000 to create “luxury wines at affordable prices”. Waterstone owns no land or winemaking ...
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