Tuesday, June 18, 2013

2011 Stepping Stone by Cornerstone North Coast Red Rocks

I have been tasting Cornerstone Wines for the last 4 years courtesy of Mr Camp, who I must thank for introducing me to this juice. Stepping Stone wines were created from the same barrels and vineyards as it's mother Cornerstone. Rather than age for many years, Red Rocks is meant to enjoy now with friends or paired with your favorite dish (as all Stepping Stone Wines). Each vintage has a different flair and character which is what I enjoy most. Tonight's wine doesn't disappoint!

Tons of jammy dark and red fruit. Blackberry, cherry, raspberry and strawberry with white pepper and wild violet notes. Very inviting nose with just the right touch of sassy.

Soft yet packing tons of fruit flavor. Juicy raspberry and cherry with a blackberry/strawberry blast. The finish lingers with the pepper spice bringing everything together. Let the wine sit in the glass and it opens to this beautiful silky elegant juice. This may just be the best Red Rocks vintage of all time!

Stop, sip and enjoy your own Stepping Stone by Cornerstone wines the next time you visit Napa and Sonoma. They are definite palate pleasers.


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