2003 Gemstone Red

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 91 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 73935-2003-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$145.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($95; a Bordeaux blend based on 84% cabernet sauvignon) Bright, deep medium ruby color. Black cherry, cassis, bitter chocolate and mocha on the slightly medicinal, primary nose. Then juicy, spicy and bright, with cooler, high-pitched flavors of black cherry, spices and flowers. Less lush and porty than the 2002 version but fresher and more elegant. Finishes with good sweet tannins and very good length.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Complex, with a mix of dark chocolate, raspberry and blackberry fruit that's intense and concentrated. Shows some heat, which makes the tannins stand out on the finish. Decant. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. 815 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The inky/purple-hued 2003 Proprietary Red Wine, a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, and the rest tiny portions of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, reveals copious notes of chocolate along with hints of melted tar, charcoal, black cherries, and currants. Full-bodied, dense, and well-balanced, it should drink well for 10-15 years. Interestingly, Paul Frank continues to sell much of his production to such high quality wineries as Pahlmeyer. He will undoubtedly do more and more estate bottling as his vineyard ages.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Edward O88
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Yamadori
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drinking well. Everything has integrated. Goes against most 2003's and is still holding up very nicely!
    Author: RDL
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

  • 337 bottles owned
  • 62 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 62 collectors)