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Today’s Cornerstone Cellars 2010 Stepping Stone Napa Valley Cabernet Franc is an entry-level offering from one of Napa Valley’s premier high-end Cabernet Sauvignon producers, Cornerstone Cellars. After a recent trip to their tasting room in Yountville in which we sampled a number of their wines, this was the one that we absolutely loved.
While a bit shy on first pour, this wine opens up *beautifully after given a chance to breathe. Very reminiscent of Bordeaux in flavor profile, with layers of grilled sweet plum and blackberry in balance with more earthy notes of sweet tobacco leaf and a fresh spring garden.
For lovers of Cab Franc, this is not one to miss.
What the Winery Says
2010 Stepping Stone Napa Valley Cabernet Franc
- Jeff Keene
- 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
- Napa Valley, California
- Fruit Variety
- 95% Cabernet Franc , 5% Merlot
- 18 months in new French oak