Auction 19 | Lot No. 87
Stony Hill Vineyard
5 cases produced
- 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.
- Single vineyard wine
- Sustainably produced
- Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker, Stony Hill Vineyard
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
Make food-friendly wines that highlight the terrior of our mountain vineyards.
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