Coming from the Perrarus Block 1 Las Piedras Vineyard, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 1 offers more black fruits, camphor, crushed rocks and graphite, with an almost Haut Brion-like cold fireplace character. It’s another full-bodied, seamless, layered wine from this estate that ticks all the right boxes. With building tannins, a multi-dimensional texture, thrilling purity, and a huge finish, it’s up with some of the top wines in the vintage and is an awesome, awesome wine. Drink 2019 – 2044.
98 PTS ~ JEB DUNNUCK
The 2016 Stones No. 1 – Very deep garnet-purple, it has wonderful purity of cassis, fresh black plums and crushed blackberries notes with touches of lavender, mocha, cigar box, underbrush and fungi plus a waft of rose hip tea. Full-bodied and firm with very fine grained tannins supporting the generous, wonderfully vibrant fruit layers, it finishes long and perfumed. Drink 2023 − 2052.
97 PTS ~ ROBERT PARKER WA