Rosés of Summer: 2013 Stepping Stone Corallina

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Today is the day before Summer officially starts.  Here in the Bay Area, summer has a tenancy to be a bit confused, and we’ve had some amazing weather, then cold weather, then amazing weather, then fog, then… As confused as it can be, Summer to me is the time to drink Rose and think pink. – read full article –

Change is in the air – Stepping Stone by Cornerstone

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When Cornerstone Cellars burst on the scene with their sister label, Stepping Stone, it was an existing time for wine lovers.  The quiet powerhouse of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon had the opportunity to move in to some fun and interesting varietals, such as Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and a beautiful rose of Syrah. Recently, with the – read full article –

Howell Mountain Cabernet has a special place in my heart!

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There is something so special about mountainside fruit in Napa Valley.  With both Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain boasting some famous vineyards & producers, and a very different flavor profile emerging from both of these unique areas, they are both small AVAs that hold a special place in my heart. Napa Valley has been making – read full article –

Putting the pieces together

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Brick by brick, Stone by stone. That’s how you build a castle, and also a successful winery. Tonight, the weather is crisp, and the rain has cleared up.  Butternut squash soup is cooking and I’m sipping on Cornerstone Cellars’ sister label Stepping Stone 2009 Syrah from Napa Valley.  I’m a huge syrah fan, and this – read full article –

Twitter turns a corner

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And dies.  So much for Twitter Taste LIVE right?  Although we didnt’ get to tweet and share our tasting notes in real time, I was very happy to be able to share the Cornerstone Cellars Napa wines with my group of blogger friends anyway. So there we were, surrounded by friends, sipping on some amazing – read full article –