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2001 Gemstone Red

  • 94 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 73935-2001

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($90; cabernet sauvignon blended with 7% merlot and 6% cabernet franc) Full medium ruby. Roasted, musky aromas of cassis, bitter chocolate, mocha, licorice and shoe polish. Lush, sweet and concentrated, with superripe, sappy flavors of cassis and menthol. Conveys an impression of strong extract. Finishes with fine, building tannins and very persistent dark fruit flavor.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    A fabulous effort, Gemstone's 2001 is a 642-case blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. Proprietor Paul Frank (a former jeweler, hence the name) has turned a great winemaker loose, resulting in a powerful, rich red with a French-like elegance and complexity. Its deep purple color is accompanied by a sweet, complex nose of spice box, creme de cassis, anise, and white flowers. Dense, full-bodied, restrained, and perfectly balanced, this beauty can be drunk now and over the next 15+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A smooth, rich and creamy style, with pretty mocha, blackberry and currant flavors that are intense and concentrated, gaining amplitude and ending with firm, tight tannins and a touch of cedary oak. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. 570 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2005-2020
    Author: Chris Ahearn
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Opening nose: overwhelmingly concentrated cassis with a hint of eucalyptus. On pouring, mouthfeel was super satiny, but the finish was way too hot. After two hours, the finish mellowed out in to a very long, very savory surprise. All about tobacco, leather, and earth- the front-end fruit ended up in a savory surprise. Very nice, and very un-California.
    Author: dburkes
Gemstone Vineyard is a small, family-owned grape grower and producer of estate wines. Although they makes a small quantity of Chardonnay, their focus is on crafting richly textured red wines from Bordeaux varietals grown on their 16 acre hillside property in the Yountville appellation of Napa Valley. Philippe Melka has been the winemaker since the 2005 vintage. The founders are Suzie and Paul Frank who have since passed the baton to current proprietors Carole and Michael Marks.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 322 bottles owned
  • 64 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 64 collectors)