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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Stonestreet Legacy Meritage Red 1996
Stonestreet Legacy Meritage Red 1996
(search item no. 4069)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $54.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1996 Legacy is rich in spicy flavors reminiscent of cedar, cassis and dark chocolate. It is soft and supple on the palate now, and will develop further complexity over the next 10-15 years.
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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.