Stone the Crows is a single vineyard, estate grown wine, produced entirely of fruit from the Three Twins Vineyard. Densely planted in 2005 on steep hillsides, the vines are pruned to yield no more than three tons per acre. The fruit is crushed nearby in St. Helena at Mending Wall, and aged for twenty months in French oak.
Stone the Crows Cabernet Sauvignon
“Stone the Crows” is an Australian expression of incredulity or surprise, having very little to do with crows themselves. While there are certainly an abundance of crows in the vineyard, they spend most of their day perched on the fence posts or soaring lazily overhead on the breezes off the lake. They do little harm to the fruit, and live without fear of stoning. We felt the expression was indicative of our initial reaction to the quality of the fruit produced from the vineyard. “Stone the Crows,” what an amazing wine!
Fallen Feather Cabernet Sauvignon
The inclination to start a second bottling of Stone The Crows originated with the fact that there are two very distinct Cabernet Sauvignon clones grown on the Three Twins estate. The Fallen Feather bottling is comprised mostly of clone 337 which is inherently a very fruit-forward, lush clone that we felt would make a very approachable, round wine and highlight this strong component of the vineyard.