Stonestreet Legacy Meritage Red 1998

Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 86157
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1995
  • RP91
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Winemaker's Notes

Individual lots of wine speak for themselves, but the annual enigma is what they will say to each other once blended. Each year, Legacy's final blend is a revelation: in most vintages the estate Cabernet Sauvignon is the star; in other years it's the Merlot.

Our 12th vintage of Legacy came from nine carefully selected lots of wine from our estate vineyards in the eastern mountains enclosing southern Alexander Valley. Individual barrels of the selected lots were chosen for their depth, complexity and concentration of dark fruit flavors, for their rich, fine, supple tannins, and for their opulent, mouth-filling texture.

The wine was aged in small, thin-staved, French oak barrels from coopers in Bordeaux. Regular racking helped in the natural clarification of the wine. As the lots for this vintage were selected with an emphasis on the quality and suppleness of their tannin structure, the blend needed only a slight egg white fining before being bottled unfiltered.

This aromatic wine, rich in spicy flavors reminiscent of cedar, cassis and dark chocolate with hints of smoky toastiness, is packed with concentrated black fruit flavors, and is soft and supple on the palate.

Learn About Stonestreet Map ItMap It

In the autumn of 1989, Jess Jackson acquired the Zellerbach winery and renamed it in honor of his late father, Jess Stonestreet Jackson. Stonestreet quickly garnered international acclaim for their powerful reds and luscious whites. Today, Stonestreet wines are undergoing a transformation, using fruit from Alexander Mountain Estate and new winemaking techniques. Alexander...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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