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Cornerstone Cellars

The Oakville Trio

The Oakville Trio

A horizontal of the three varietals Cornerstone Cellars sources from the famed Oakville Station in the Oakville AVA. Owned and farmed by the University of California, Davis, this vineyard not only rubs elbows with some of the most renowned Oakville producers but also is at the very forefront of viticulture research.

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2016 Merlot, Oakville Station

This charismatic Merlot shows showing great depth and complexity with a ripe and concentrated fruit-focused core, offering layers of blackberry, spices, and some sweet vanilla. A symphony of complex flavors explodes with black fruit, plum, and a hint of extra dark chocolate. Silky yet ample tannins make this approachable on release yet suggests you can give this charmer a little time in the bottle.

Production: 170 cases

Blend: 98% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

Acclaim: 93 points, Wine Enthusiast

              90 points, Jeb Dunnuck

Cellaring: Enjoy 2020 through 2030


2016 Cabernet Franc, Oakville Station

Big, bold, and effusive aromas of blackberry, black cherry, and baking spices exude on our sought-after Cabernet Franc. A touch of sweet vanilla suggests a little time spent on new French oak. Smooth and round on entry, blackberry and red currant flavors evolve into a complex blend of ripe summer fruit and sweet dried herbs, with just a bit of floral. Fleshy and full-bodied the savory complexity on the finish gives way to supple tannins and a lingering finish.

Production: 242 cases

Blend: 88% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot

Acclaim: 91 points, Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine

              90 points, Jeb Dunnuck

Cellaring: Enjoy 2020 through 2030


2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville Station

From a legendary vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley comes a brilliant expression of Oakville terroir. Bold ripe aromas of blackberry, cassis, spice, and fresh cedar with a layer of old-fashioned black licorice. Despite its youthful exuberance, the first sip is smooth and lush giving way to complex layers of ripe summer fruit and baking spices laced with sweet vanilla. Luscious yet refined, the finish is soft and supple.

Production: 414 cases

Blend: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot

Acclaim: 98 points, 2020 Sunset International Wine Competition

              94 points, Wilfred Wong,

              91 points, Wine Enthusiast

Cellaring: Enjoy 2021 through 2030