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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Stonestreet Broken Road Chardonnay 2010
Stonestreet Broken Road Chardonnay 2010
(search item no. 120052)
boutique wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $35.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

At 1,800 feet and with a southwest exposure, this site sees sun nearly all day long, yet the Pacific breezes and gravel soils promote a distinct focus and minerality in the grapes from this block. Seismic activity literally creates the "Broken Road," after which this vineyard is named, so it is fitting that the wine's characteristic minerality speaks to the earth below which influences it.
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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.