Stony Hill Vineyard is now in its seventh decade, but in many ways it still reflects Napa Valley of an earlier era.
Terrific brightness zings across the palate.
Maybe I’d hate to see that tiny little plot of odd vines uprooted to make room for more really excellent Merlot. The preservation of the good of a few over achieving the best good of the many? Maybe, but Americans long ago decided that diversity is good for everyone.
There is a growing cohort of young winemakers who grew up in the business but who were driven to do things differently.