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"2011 Cornerstone Cellars Syrah Stepping Stone - California, Napa Valley ($35)Deep aromas, love the currants, plums, earthy, pepper, smoke, lots of depth. Juicy palate, fresh plum & currants, solid structure. Earth, loam, charcoal, chewy yet elegant. Will be even prettier with another two years. Wowed again by this wine. " http://buff.ly/1oDivVt
Wines from France’s Rhone Valley are responsible for my obsession with wine. It was Hermitage and Chateauneuf-du-Pape that got me hooked. Years later, I still seek out and collect Northern Rhone Syrahs and Viogniers, and I’ve...
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"That's the reality of the situation. We are not tasting machines pumping out precise data to a perfectly calibrated computer. The world we live in changes our ability to taste. The time of day, environment, who we are with, our mood, health, food, temperature and an endless array of variables impacts the way we perceive a wine. Most of the time, unless a wine has been damaged, the variations winemakers see as they taste and re-taste their own wines is not any change in the wine itself, but a change in the taster." http://buff.ly/1of0eMI
I taste our wines frequently, often three or more times every week. More often then not they taste slightly different to me each time. Actually that's not correct, so let me rephrase that. It's actually me that's tasting them slightly differently each time. I know these wines in a way no one outside the winery could. This kind of repeated exposure to the same wine is something only someone who makes them experiences. That's the reali...
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"The wines are not about statistics or points, but the vision of Jeff Keene, Michael Dragutsky and Craig Camp" http://buff.ly/1qGI24X
*Sample Received* Big fan of Cabernet Franc and tonight's wine from Cornerstone Cellars in beautiful Yountville. I love the area of the tasting room with the many shops and restaurants sprinkled in the relaxed atmosphere. The...
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"Cornerstone Cellars' managing partner Craig Camp writes in his Wine Camp blog about letting Franc be Franc.  Camp writes, “Many wineries seem to want to tame the cantankerous cabernet franc's edgy personality, but we don't. In fact, we revel in its idiosyncrasies. Being Franc is everything to us.”  Francly speaking, when the wine wants to walk on the wild side, let it." http://buff.ly/1j98TnA
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Cornerstone #SauvBlanc and Chinese Aromatics 101: Stir-Fried Shrimp With Eggs and #Chinese Chives http://buff.ly/1o4k8Ki
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Chinese Aromatics 101: The Mild and Aromatic Ginger, Scallion, and Garlic Flavor Base http://buff.ly/1t1aT5x #cooking
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"Wine Camp Blog - Grab your hiking shoes, big hat, and sunglasses…it’s time for Wine Camp (the blog, that is.).  Maybe it’s because I know Craig Camp, Managing Partner of Cornerstone Cellars, have waxed poetic about his amazing wines on Grape Experiences, or respect his Midwestern upbringing (he’s from Illinois), but Craig’s blog is one I go to for great wine writing and gorgeous photography. " http://buff.ly/1qSbwgh
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12 Recipes That Sound Difficult But Are Surprisingly Easy http://buff.ly/1smT7pq #cooking
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"The standouts for me were the 2011 Napa Cabernet Franc and the 2010 Willamette Pinot Noir, which really knocked me off my feet. I also really loved the 2011 Napa Sauvignon Blanc. It had just the right amount of cat piss on the nose and its aromatic profile complemented the elegant white and tropical fruit on the palate. Delicious, happy wines, all around." http://buff.ly/1jbH4ec
Above: after our tasting, team sparkling wine had lunch with winemaker Craig Camp at Hurley's in Yountville across the street from the Cornerstone Cellars tasting room. Even at a toned-down America...
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"Craig Camp at Cornerstone Cellars in Yountville, California models successful social prospecting. He is a superuser of VinTank’s suite of social monitoring and interaction tools, including its geo-fencing capabilities, to identify and reach out to wine enthusiasts who visit Napa Valley. As a result, he attributes a full 10% of his tasting room traffic to his outreach efforts on social media." http://buff.ly/1j0HZhM
Over 80% of wine's social media mentions go unanswered by wine brands. For most wine brands, that’s a massive fail. But those brands who do tap into the bandwidth of tech’s tools, data sets, and platforms are capitalizing on customer engagement, loyalty and, yes, sales.
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6505 Washington St Yountville, CA 94599
6505 Washington StUSCAYountville94599
Winery, Wine BarToday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 7:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 7:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 7:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 7:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 7:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 7:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Cornerstone Cellars was born out of a passion for great wines in 1991 when founders Drs. Michael Dragutsky and David Sloas crushed their first five tons of Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Today the founders of Cornerstone Cellars and have been joined by Managing Partner Craig Camp, Winemaker Jeff Keene, in the Napa Valley, and a group of Memphis based partners led by Hal Lewis and John Carrier. All share one goal: to make compelling, exciting wines that speak clearly of the vineyard, variety and vintage from which they are born. All of our wines receive minimal, gentle winemaking relying more on nature than technology as the path to making great wine. All come from organic or sustainably farmed vineyards. As BevX.com noted, “Craig Camp and winemaker Jeff Keene have propelled Cornerstone Cellars to the top tier of California wineries.”

While our Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon remains the cornerstone of our portfolio, this year will see the premiere release of a very special wine. Named simply, "The Cornerstone" this wine represents the pinnacle of our vision of Napa Valley winemaking. Each vintage "The Cornerstone" will be selected from our best barrels of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot. The percentage of each only determined by the gifts Mother Nature gives each vintage. This year we will release the 2009 and it is a very, very special wine indeed. Less than 90 cases were produced.

There is such an exciting range of Cornerstone and Stepping Stone wines that you really need to taste them and there's no better way to do that than visiting our Yountville tasting room, which is located just steps from world famous restaurants like The French Laundry, Bouchon, Bistro Jeanty, Bottega, Hurley's and Redd. Call 707-945-0388 or email info@cornerstonecellars.com for reservations or more information. We are open to the public seven days a week. We are also pleased to offer a full range of wine clubs offering both exceptional wines and personalized member services. Visit CornerstoneCellars.com/wineclubs for complete details.

We look forward to seeing you in Yountville or when we visit your area. It is our greatest pleasure to share our wines with you. 

Cheers!
Jeff, Craig and Mike
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Amy Higgins
reviewed 8 months ago
What an amazing winery! I had the pleasure of meeting Craig Camp yesterday. If you get a chance, make sure to talk to him when (not if) you visit their tasting room. He really knows his stuff! I'm not a huge white wine lover, but their chardonnay is very tasty - buttery and still crisp.
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