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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Stonestreet Upper Barn Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
Stonestreet Upper Barn Vineyard Chardonnay 2010
(search item no. 120049)
boutique wine
has fluid
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International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 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:

The Upper Barn is often Stonestreet's most transporting Chardonnay in each vintage, and the 2010 is no exception. White peach, stargazer lily and chalk flood the nose, while the palate mirrors these flavors with a savory, underpinning note. The texture is filigreed, exhibiting that delicacy of fruit and a river rock quality - the transparency that only age and a superb site can bring to a wine.
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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.