Cellaring Guide

Stonecroft wines evolve in the bottle and so cellaring the wines can be a rewarding experience. It is difficult to know how long to keep a wine. If possible, purchase a case of wine and then open one bottle to see how the wine is developing. Below is a rough guide showing what stage the wines might be currently be at. It is also worth remembering that wines can go through a dip a couple of years after bottling and then pick up again later on.

1. Leave if you can, but will be satisfying
2. Fine now – but will continue to improve
3. Drinking well
4. Don’t delay too long
5. Too late
● Did not make

Wine
Gewürztraminer
2020 1
2019 1
2018 1
2017 2
2016
2015 2
2014 3
2013 3
2012 3
2011 4
2010 3
2009 4
2008 4
2007 4
2006 4
Old Vine Gewürztraminer
2020
2019 1
2018
2017
2016
2015 2
2014 3
2013
2012 3
2011
2010 3
2009 3
2008
2007 3
2006 4
Gewürztraminer LH
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016 1
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006 3
Chardonnay
2020 1
2019 1
2018 1
2017 2
2016 2
2015 2
2014 3
2013 3
2012 4
2011 4
2010 3
2009 4
2008
2007 4
2006 5
Old Vine Chardonnay
2020
2019 1
2018
2017
2016 2
2015 2
2014 3
2013
2012 3
2011
2010 3
2009 4
2008
2007 4
2006 5
Viognier
2020 1
2019 1
2018 1
2017 3
2016 2
2015 2
2014 3
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
Ruhanui
2020
2019 1
2018
2017 2
2016 1
2015 1
2014 2
2013 2
2012 3
2011 4
2010
2009
2008 3
2007 3
2006 4
Cabernet Sauvignon
2020
2019 1
2018 1
2017
2016 1
2015 1
2014 1
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009 3
2008
2007
2006
Serine Syrah
2020
2019 1
2018 1
2017
2016 2
2015 2
2014 3
2013 3
2012 4
2011 4
2010 3
2009 3
2008 4
2007 4
2006 4
Reserve Syrah
2020
2019 1
2018 1
2017
2016 1
2015 2
2014 2
2013 1
2012 2
2011 3
2010 2
2009 3
2008 3
2007 3
2006 4
Zinfandel
2020
2019 1
2018 1
2017 3
2016 2
2015 2
2014 3
2013 1
2012 4
2011 5
2010 4
2009
2008 3
2007 3
2006 4
Wine 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Gewürztraminer 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 4 3 4 4 4 4
Old Vine Gewürztraminer 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 4
Gewürztraminer LH 1 3
Chardonnay 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 5
Old Vine Chardonnay 1 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 5
Viognier 1 1 1 3 2 2 3
Ruhanui 1 2 1 1 2 2 3 4 3 3 4
Cabernet Sauvignon 1 1 1 1 1 3
Serine Syrah 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 4 4
Reserve Syrah 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 3 2 3 3 3 4
Zinfandel 1 1 3 2 2 3 1 4 5 4 3 3 4