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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Stonestreet Alexander Valley Chardonnay 2005
Stonestreet Alexander Valley Chardonnay 2005
(search item no. 90017)

PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This three-ridge Chardonnay is a remarkable representation of Alexander Mountain terroir. A blend of Stonestreet's Upper Barn, Red Point and Broken Road vineyards, this wine carries a signature element from each: Red Point's unique minerality, Broken Road's complex and bright fruit character and Upper Barn's majestic, balanced finish.

Look for fresh apples, complex mineral and creamy lemon-lime flavors on the palate. Tropical notes and ripe peach aromatics are followed by a solid, lengthy finish.

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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.