Auction 23 | Lot No. 176
Stone The Crows
5 cases produced
- Cabernet Sauvignon entirely from the Three Twins Vineyard
- Your wine is blended by Thomas Rivers Brown from select barrels exclusively for Premiere Napa Valley
- Aging 20 months in French oak barrels
- Three Twins Vineyard is a family ranch 600 feet up on the northern slopes above Lake Hennessey
The estate Three Twins Vineyard which produced this wine has traditionally been a site that comes to full maturity early in the harvest season. The fruit for this unique wine was harvested between two separate picks, based on flavor development. This one-of-a-kind wine showed structure early on and highlights the classic Three Twins Vineyard profile of intense dark fruit and spice notes. This wine will be one for the ages.
- Single vineyard wine
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Thomas Rivers Brown
Winemaker, Stone The Crows
One of the country’s top talents, Thomas was named 2010’s winemaker of the year by Food & Wine magazine. He has been in Napa since 1997, where he began his career at Turley Cellars and now makes wines for select premium labels. Over the last decade, Thomas has received not just one but ten 100-point Wine Advocate Parker scores to go along with two 100-point awards from Wine Spectator. Beyond generosity and roundness in tannins, his wines have few common traits and are very individual.
Country born: US
Education: Thomas developed an interest in wine while studying History and English at the University of Virginia.
His new education began when winemaker Ehren Jordan at cult Zinfandel producer Turley Wine Cellars gave him an entry-level job in 1997.
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
Thomas believes in non-interventionist style that eschews technology and all elements that contribute to sameness. He sums it up with "do as litle as possible.”
3111 Saint Helena Highway
Saint Helena CA 94574
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