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2002 Crocker & Starr Stone Place Cuvée

  • 93 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 102627-2002-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Whereas the 2001 Stone Place was a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot, the 2002 is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. The style of owner/winemaker Pam Starr is based on balance, finesse, elegance and haunting purity of flavor. She appears to have achieved all of those characteristics with the 2002 Stone Place. It possesses a dense ruby/purple color along with a beautiful bouquet of spring flowers, loamy soil, forest floor, creme de cassis, black cherries and a hint of plums. This wine reveals plenty of density, but it is its elegance, balance and overall ethereal quality that set it apart from many of its peers. Enjoy it over the next 10-15 years as it seems to be inching toward full maturity.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($65; an 80/20 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot) Bright ruby-red. Reticent but pure aromas of blueberry, violet and minerals. Highly concentrated, tight and youthfully unevolved, with no easy sweetness. The wine's powerful cabernet component is held in check by bright acidity, underlying minerality and a very firm tannic spine. A very savory style, in need of four or five years of cellaring.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Impressive for its balance and delivery of ripe black cherry and currant fruit. Supported by cedary tannins, with a touch of mineral and anise. It will benefit from short-term cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: MondovinoVA
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: tiberite
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: VinoDeparture
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Translucent deep ruby with lightly pigmented legs. A high-toned yet fruity nose of plum, slightly tart blackberry, and oak. Good fruit concentration but tannins are formidable and acidity is high ? borderline excessive. Needs time. 80% Cabernet and 20% Merlot.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2017
    Author: Daniel B

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 54 bottles owned
  • 20 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 20 collectors)