Sourced from two outstanding vineyards sites, each cabernet franc adds a unique personality to the wine. Balanced with a little lift from our Carneros merlot for harmony, our 2010 Stepping Stone by Cornerstone Napa Valley Cabernet Franc is a beautiful example of this variety and showcases how spectacular cabernet franc can be from the Napa Valley.
With perfectly balanced fragrant aromatics of red berry fruit, sweet basil and tobacco leaf that are both alluring and complex, combined with well structured, fine grained, suave tannins, this wine has the right amount of ripe, integrated acidity which gives a lovely inner-mouth energy producing a very tactile, elegant wine with a velvety persistence.
A complete, but very youthful cabernet franc, our 2010 Stepping Stone by Cornerstone Napa Valley Cabernet Franc shows a fine balance and elegance which may be enjoyed now, but will also benefit and become more delicious with some age.
My Tasting Notes:
Has a very jammy plummy nose. Very fruit forward and looks really think. Super inky in color. This wine is super suave.. a nice tannin that is soft. I would definitely say this wine is a soft velvet blanket. This wine is simply heaven in a bottle.