Gemstone Vineyards has a remarkable pedigree of having only two winemakers. The two are Philippe Melka (originally) and today, Thomas Rivers Brown, two of Napa Valley’s well known and talented “Rockstar Winemakers”. The 2010 Gemstone Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon was made under the watchful eye of Philippe. On only sixteen acres, Gemstone has produced some amazing wines. For reference, Vivino listed it in the top 3% of wines in the world. Gemstone’s current release goes for $159 and is highly allocated with ratings in the range from 92 to 94 points. This bottle has been in the cellar for 6+ years. On the eyes a deep almost reddish/ black coloring. On the nose cherry and plum. On the palate cocoa, spices and leather. Smooth as silk tannins yet with structure, to make a wonderful long lasting finish.
Paired tonight with a medium rare prime rib, Bok Choy and roasted Brussel Sprouts at The CopperGrille at The Golf Club of Copper Valley. This Gemstone is no diamond in the rough as it is polished and gorgeous.