Lehmann’s 2009 may not be its best or longest lived Stonewell, but it’s a luscious example nonetheless. It’s round and creamy in the mouth, with no hard edges, and easy-to-appreciate flavors of black cherries, plums, toasty oak and menthol. Drink now-2020.
Deep garnet-purple in color the 2009 Stonewell Shiraz presents an evolving nose of stewed plums, blackberry preserves and dried mulberries with nuances of dusty earth, tobacco and dried sage. Medium to full-bodied, it has a prominent backbone of crisp acid and firm, chewy tannins with just enough mature fruit to flesh out the structure through the long finish. Drink it now to 2018+.