Stony Hill Vineyard

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 87
Vintage

2013

Stony Hill Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 2013 marked Mike Chelini’s 40th year as winemaker at Stony Hill Vineyard
  • From our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard on a sunny, southwest-facing slope high up on Spring Mountain
  • 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot
  • A lighter, more restrained, lower alcohol, old-school style of wine

In 2004 we planted five acres of Cabernet Sauvignon high up on Spring Mountain. The southwest facing slope we chose has lots of sun and deep, rich loamy soils which make a perfect environment for growing this iconic grape. Our special barrel lot of 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon represents our fifth vintage of red wine after 60 years of white winemaking only. Its style is what you would expect from Stony Hill: restrained, low in alcohol with moderate tannins. It is a perfect food wine and is made to age. Mike Chelini has been making our Stony Hill wines, including Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Semillon and now our elegant 2013 Cabernet for 40 years, always remaining true to the lighter, more Old World style established by founders Eleanor and Fred McCrea back in 1952.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Michael Chelini

Winemaker, Stony Hill Vineyard

Winemaker, Michael Chelini

I started making wine with my grandfather in Sonoma at the age of 6.

My commercial winemaking experience began at Sterling Vineyards working for Rick Forman in 1969. In 1971 I moved to Stony Hill Vineyard to become vineyard manager, and in 1973 I also assumed the role of assistant winemaker to Fred McCrea. When Fred died in 1977, I became the winemaker and vineyard manager, a position that I still hold today.

Country born: United States

Education: Sonoma State College
Fresno State Viticultural School

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Make food-friendly wines that highlight the terrior of our mountain vineyards.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Stony Hill Vineyard 2015 Chardonnay Spring Mountain District 20
Stony Hill Vineyard 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 19
Larkmead Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Best out of the Blocks 16
JP Harbison Wines 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 15
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