Great balance and mouth feel, with dark color and rich fruit. Elegant, with layers of currant, mocha and blackberry. Firms up in the mid palate and has a long silky finish with some tannins in the background. Drinks well now, but should age gracefully for the next 10 to 15 years.
The Gemstone Vineyard is a winemaker's delight. Situated in the Yountville AVA on the Rector Creek alluvial fan, it contains a diverse selection of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petite Verdot grapes with numerous clonal selections within these varietals. Each of these grapes are vinified and kept separately for evaluation prior to blending. Only those components judged to be stand-alone quality are used in the blend, which results in a wine of phenomenal depth, richness and varietal character. The close collaboration of vineyard and winery is at the heart of Livingston's winemaking philosophy.