An impressive new Washington winery founded in 2013, Pearl and Stone that relies on the winemaking talents of Chris Stone, Rob Wesorick and Paul Ribary. Their latest new wines hail from the warm, 2015 vintage, which saw very serious heat spikes during the growing season. Pearl and Stone are based in the Snoqualmie valley and source from some great vineyards in Washington including The Two Blondes and Ciel du Cheval Vineyards on Red Mountain. These wines are a pretty serious value, checking in at less than 30 bucks.
Look for the 2015 Pearl and Stone ‘Mailbox Peak’ Red Wine (WWB, 92) which shows its feminine side, revealing wonderful red fruits and a silly texture. Learn more about this exciting new winery at https://www.pearlandstonewine.com Here are the great new releases by Pearl and Stone (Aug 2017 release).
2015 Pearl and Stone 'Mailbox Peak' Red Wine- This wine is a blend of 45% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc with the remainder Cabernet Sauvignon. The red blend shows warm red fruit aromas and Asian spices with rose petal accents. The wine has a silky mouthfeel and a plush, layered texture. Wild blackberry preserves, black plum and black cherry cough syrup flavors impress. This gorgeous wine will drink beautifully for the next decade. Drink 2017-2027- 92
2015 Pearl and Stone 'Resolution Peaks' Red Wine- This excellent wine is primarily Cabernet (85%) with lesser parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It opens with a ripe bouquet of anise, creme de cassis and Black Forest cake. This leads to dense flavors reminiscent of coffee grounds, cassis, milk chocolate and suggestions of allspice. The texture is rich and the lingering finish is absolutely lovely. Drink 2017-2027- 92
2015 Pearl and Stone 'Wandering' Red Wine- This red wine is a silky blend of 42% Cabernet, 31% Cabernet Franc with the remainder Merlot. Having a translucent core, this warm vintage wine opens with aromatics of creme de cassis, rose petals, red cherry and red raspberry jam. The mouthfeel is plush, showcasing Chinese black tea, loganberry and cassis flavors. This is another excellent wine made by Pearl and Stone winemakers Chris Stone, Rob Wesorick and Paul Ribary. Drink 2017-2027- 92