Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyards 2017
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The Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyards 2017 is an impressive wine that represents the Stonestreet Mountain region and features the top Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley appellation. Nestled within the Mayacamas Mountains, this wine captures the essence of the region’s unique terroir and elevates the senses with its complex aromas and flavors.
In the glass, the wine reveals an enticing garnet hue, inviting you to explore its intriguing bouquet. The wine’s aroma is complex and includes notes of raspberry, dried blood orange, violet, and black tea, providing a sophisticated experience. As you taste, there are flavors of black currant, bramble, red plum, and milk chocolate that become more prominent.
On the palate, this Cabernet Sauvignon displays a rich and inviting character. The purposeful tannins provide structure and depth, while the wine’s considerable length and concentration leave a lasting impression. It strikes a harmonious balance between the aromatic allure and the signature structural elements of the Mayacamas Mountains, resulting in a pure reflection of the 2017 vintage.
The Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyards 2017 hails from the Alexander Valley, an esteemed American Viticultural Area (AVA) situated in California’s North Coast region. The vineyards enjoy a wide elevation range, spanning from 400 to an impressive 2,400 feet. This high elevation contributes to the wine’s exceptional quality, imparting a unique character to the grapes.
Crafted by winemaker Kristina Shideler, this wine is a blend of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon (98.5%) and a touch of Petit Verdot (1.5%). The meticulous winemaking process involves handpicking and destemming the grapes, followed by primary fermentation in stainless steel and malolactic fermentation in barrel. After 19 months of barrel aging in 38% new French oak, the wine was bottled on June 10, 2019.
Acclaimed by wine critics, the Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyards 2017 has received high praise. Wine Enthusiast awarded it an impressive 93 points, highlighting its strong tannin framework, earthy tones, and ageworthy structure. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate awarded it 92 points, noting its generous black and red fruits, firm texture, and beautiful freshness.
This captivating wine embodies the spirit of Stonestreet Winery’s dedication to crafting exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon from their esteemed Estate Vineyards. With its depth, complexity, and age-worthy potential, the Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyards 2017 is an extraordinary representation of the Alexander Valley’s winemaking prowess.