Cornerstone Cellars 2010 "Stepping Stone" Cabernet Franc
Region: Napa Valley, CA
Grapes92% Cabernet Franc; 8% Merlot
RegionNapa Valley, CA
AgeabilityEnjoy now or hold up to 7 years
This delectable wine is made from fruit sourced from vineyard sites renowned for quality and a unique sense of terroir; Cabernet Franc from Talcott Vineyard in St. Helena and Merlot from Truchard Vineyard and Stewart Ranch Vineyard in Carneros. The Cabernet Franc provides the personality while Merlot rounds out the complex flavor profile of the fruit. Finely grained tannins and excellent acidity are just some of the traits of fruit from these outstanding vineyards.
About Stepping Stone by Cornerstone:
Stepping Stone and Cornerstone are flip sides of the same coin and bring an interesting challenge to the winemaker. While using the same fruit from the same vineyards, the two expressions are completely different. While Cornerstone wines are made to be powerful and with the intention that they will age well for years in the bottle, Stepping Stone wines are made in a more approachable style that allow the drinker to open a bottle with Sunday night dinner.