Stony Hill is one of the oldest wineries in the Napa Valley, not far from Diamond Creek at the northern most part of Spring Mountain. Little has changed here in the sixty three years since the McCrea family bought this rugged former goat farm on the steep mountain overlooking Mount Helena: same family ownership; same winemaker for forty two years; no fancy tasting room; no new oak; and no malolactic fermentation. They make tiny volumes of mostly Chardonnay in a very traditional style. The wines are delicate and tightly wound, Chablis-like when young but with age, they blossom; the 2009...
Healthy deep red. Good energy and nuance to the aromas of plum, currant, tobacco and milk chocolate The palate conveys an old-vines intensity and good lift to the currant and wild mint flavors. The sweetest and lushest of these 2011s to this point, finishing with firm, building tannins and very good balancing acidity.91 Points.more
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"The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is classy, beautiful and elegant. Mint, white flowers, peach and nectarine jump from the glass in this beautifully delineated Sauvignon Blanc. Bright saline notes support the finish. This is a gorgeous showing. The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in concrete and aged in barrel. Antonio Galloni 92 ptsmore
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