Hawkstone

Hawkstone Vineyards is located in the heart of Napa Valley. Hawkstone’s wines are limited release selections that fall within two tiers of production: Barney’s Heritage Cuvée Series, made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay or Merlot, and Connoisseur Series Cabernet Sauvignons from Stag’s Leap District, Spring Mountain and Diamond Mountain.

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91
points

Hawkstone 2007 Connoisseur Series Cabernet Sauvignon (Diamond Mountain)

  1. $40
Shows the tight structure and hearty tannins of this mountain appellation, on the western side of Napa Valley. There’s a huge core of ripe black currants, with a firm minerality. Give this fine wine four years in the cellar to soften and mellow, or decant now for a few hours.  — S.H.  (3/1/2010)
90
points

Hawkstone 2010 Connoisseur Series Cabernet Sauvignon (Atlas Peak)

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  1. $40
Merits its high score by virtue of the concentrated black currant flavors that are so intense and pure, they’re the essence of Cabernet Sauvignon. Yet the wine is also very tannic, with a lockdown astringency that leaves the mouth all puckery after you swallow. Give it 5–6 years in a good cellar.  — S.H.  (5/1/2013)
90
points

Hawkstone 2010 Barney's Heritage Cuvée Chardonnay (Napa Valley)

  1. $29
Strikes a nice balance between opulence and subtlety, offering pleasant orange, pear and subtle oak flavors that are balanced with a dry minerality. Feels fine and balanced, an elegant Chardonnay to drink with roast salmon, pork, butternut squash risotto.  — S.H.  (12/1/2011)
89
points

Hawkstone 2010 Barney's Heritage Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

  1. $29
A very good wine, and an exciting early peek at the quality of the 2010 Cabs. Dry and rich in tannins, it’s complex in blackberry, black currant, olive and sweet oak flavors  — S.H.  (12/1/2011)
89
points

Hawkstone 2006 Barney's Heritage Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

  1. $20
A very nice Cabernet for drinking now with roasts and grilled meats. It’s a little too soft for aging, but that makes it drinkable now, with rich flavors of blackberries, black currants, cassis and dark chocolate.  — S.H.  (3/1/2010)
88
points

Hawkstone 2008 Barney's Heritage Cuvée Merlot (Napa Valley)

  1. $29
A fine, complex Merlot to drink now with a great steak or chop. It’s dry and tannic, with polished cherry, red currant, licorice, teriyaki beef and cedar flavors. Give it a brief decant.  — S.H.  (3/1/2011)
88
points

Hawkstone 2004 Connoisseur Series Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville)

  1. $35
A good Cabernet for the table, with its dryness, firm tannins and general balance. Shows deep, long-lasting flavors of black currants, anise and smoky cedar, and could even develop some bottle complexity.  — S.H.  (12/1/2008)
87
points

Hawkstone 2007 Barney's Heritage Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

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  1. $20
Shows lot of ripe blackberries, black currants and cherries, with a smoky coat of oak, wrapped into firm, chewy tannins. There are some bare bones and divots, but it’s a polished Cab for drinking now.  — S.H.  (4/1/2010)
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