Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Stonestreet Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Stonestreet Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1992 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1992 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

No wine better depicts the extraordinary range of Cabernet Sauvignon expression from Alexander Mountain Estate than this one. Meticulously considered block selection from all elevations is the key: the mid-mountain blocks (700-1,100 ft.) provide floral and spice aromatics, flesh and vivid red fruit while the higher blocks (1,200-2,400 ft.) offer a black mineral streak and the etched structural backbone for which this wine is so well known.
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About Stonestreet:

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 Mountain Estate, with lean, well-draining soils and cooler temperature, produces fruit with smaller berries and more intense color and flavor. Stonestreet is dedicated to fulfilling the promise of Alexander Valley's exceptional and distinctive vineyards. Traditional, Old World methods of hand harvesting, small barrel lot production, native yeast fermentation and bottling each wine unfiltered brings out the best in specific grape varieties and provides the quality framework for each Stonestreet wine.