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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Stonestreet Upper Barn Vineyard Chardonnay 2008
Stonestreet Upper Barn Vineyard Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 109740)
boutique wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

One of our most profound sites (block 48), is situated at 1,800 feet. The rocky, shallow site is exposed and straddles a high ridgeline. The wine from Upper Barn is known for its complexity and hedonistic texture and reveals itself in luscious layers with each subsequent swirl and sniff in the glass.
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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.