In a recent blind tasting of Bordeaux-style blends, this little Sonoma winery held its own against some big name boys (and girls) like Pahlmeyer, Quintessa, etc. The wine is a blend from the four vineyards the Stone Edge folks farm the estate Stone Edge Farm and Mt. Pisgah vineyards, the Charlie Smith Vineyard located high in the Mayacamas Mountains, and the Coco Bean Vineyard situated in the eastern foothills of Sonoma. All of these vineyards are organically farmed by the acclaimed viticulturist Phil Coturri (Merus, Kamen, Kobalt, etc.).
Stone Edge 2008 Proprietary Red “Surround” Sonoma
Retail 33.00 – GGWC 29.99
The new Surround (blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot from their certified organic vineyard) has a deep red color, and a complex aroma of cherries, coffee, a touch of mint, and savory spices. Flavors are bright and fruity, with round tannins, full body, and a long finish. Only 600 cases produced of this little economy friendly priced wine!