Label of The Cornerstone 2010 red wine
The Cornerstone is the flagship wine by Cornerstone Cellars of Yountville, Calif.
The epitome of a “big” Napa red wine is one that bursts with deep, fruity flavors yet glides across the palate and leaves a lingering soft finish. These are wines that embrace what California soils and California techniques can do to the traditional Bordeaux varietals. Certainly a traditional Bordeaux, with its tannins and balance, presents great satisfaction, but the best of the Napa Cabernets strikes me as softer, bigger and much more enjoyable. Count The Cornerstone as one of these outstanding Napa red wines. The flagship wine from Cornerstone Cellars, a highly regarded Yountville winery, hits the palate gently, opens up with ripe dark berries, and finishes with a seductive softness. The 2010 is 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 7$ Cabernet Franc, all from grapes grown in the U.C. Davis Oakville Station vineyard. It retails for around $125. Although it certainly will do well in the cellar for a couple of years, the sample that I tasted already was beautiful. Check out Cornerstone’s Craig Camp’s description of the wine in this video:  

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