2016 Stone Eagle
Stone Eagle is Two Sisters’ most extraordinary wine and is only made in the best of vintages. It was not made in 2014 and 2015. The 2016 vintage was sunny and warm, with a long, ideal fall for ripening. Stone Eagle is made exclusively from estate grown fruit, and is meticulously blended, for this vintage, using 34% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc and 32% Cabernet Sauvignon. The individual varieties were fermented and aged separately, then carefully combined to create this wine. Stone Eagle is an expressive combination and synergy of the vineyard, the vintage, and the fruit.
The 2016 Stone Eagle is very dark, dense and almost inky, an indication of the concentration and complexity of the wine. The expressive nose is complex and layered with aromatics of black cherries and currants, plums, shortbread, dried sage, tomato leaf and leather. The palate is bursting with character, as the complexities of the nose translate into integrated layers of flavour. Blackberries, blueberries, sweet herbs, tobacco, and liquorice are evident. Pronounced mouthfeel, as the refined tannins and acidity balance the flavour profile. A long, complicated finish completes the tasting experience, as this beautiful wine lingers and exposes more of its intriguing nuances.