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Stonestreet Legacy 2006

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This 2006 Legacy is the sixteenth release of our Bordeaux-style varietal blend. With this vintage, we selected lots of wine from our estate vineyards in the hills and eastern mountains enclosing the southern end of the Alexander Valley. Elevation is the key to this wine’s combination of boldness and elegance.The 2006 vintage of Legacy is led by Cabernet Sauvignon which makes up 86% of the blend and is from both hillside and mountain vineyards in the Alexander Valley. The mountain vineyards reach up to 2,400 feet in elevation and are planted on our Alexander Mountain Estate. Higher altitude creates its own climate which is different from the vineyards planted on the valley floor. Even on the warmest summer days, the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean twenty miles away can be felt. Soils, too, are significantly different. On the mountain, the soil is thin, rocky and gravelly. This helps produce fruit that is complex, rich and concentrated.The blend is further enhanced by the contributions of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec fruit sourced from our Legacy vineyards in the Alexander Valley.We complement the powerful fruit by using only small, thin-staved French oak barrels to age this wine. The resulting wine is supple and leads with notes of graphite and black currant. Look also for hints of smoky toastiness and concentrated black cherries.

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Stonestreet Alexander Mountain Estate:
One place to start the Stonestreet story would be 1989, when we first began making wine here in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. But the true starting point came much earlier, long before any human endeavor was involved. The beginning of Stonestreet can be traced back three million years when a volcano exploded and deposited a richness of rock and ash and minerals over what is now Napa and Son... Read more
One place to start the Stonestreet story would be 1989, when we first began making wine here in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. But the true starting point came much earlier, long before any human endeavor was involved. The beginning of Stonestreet can be traced back three million years when a volcano exploded and deposited a richness of rock and ash and minerals over what is now Napa and Sonoma counties. Over time, lava flow from that volcano created a mountain range between the two regions, and innumerable earthquakes since have added to the ruggedness of those mountains. Today that mountain range is called the Mayacamas. The vineyards of our Alexander Mountain Estate are planted along the Mayacamas at elevations from 400 to 2,400 feet above sea level. These elevations help to explain why we are able to grow wine grapes which such intensity and concentration. Soil and Struggle The past is always close at hand when you're in our vineyards. If you were to stand, say, at our Upper Barn Vineyard (elevation: 1800 feet), from which we produce a Chardonnay by that same name, you would have a clear view of mountains whose contours tell the story of ancient volcanoes. If you were to stand in the same vineyard and look down, you'd see rock of all sizes-from pea-sized gravel to boulders as big as buses-that hailed down on the region when mountaintops exploded eons ago. Our rocky, mineral-laden soils cause our grapevines to struggle for survival. The result is smaller berries and smaller yields per acre, but fruit that is more intense and which reflects the minerality of the soil from which it grows. The Presence of the Pacific These lean, rock-strewn soils, along with mountain elevations, comprise two-thirds of the Stonestreet story. Our story is not complete without the final third: climate. The perennially cool Pacific Ocean lies 22 miles to the west of our vineyards and we always feel that maritime presence. While it's true that grapes need heat to mature, it's also true that grapes shut down when the heat becomes too intense. We find that the ocean exerts precisely the right influence on the temperature of our vineyards. The right elevations. The right soils. The right distance from the ocean. Call it coincidence, serendipity or just plain dumb luck that all three of these elements combined the way they did to make it possible to grow world-class wine grapes here. Some Facts about Stonestreet Total acreage: 5,100 (3 miles wide, 5 miles long) Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Chardonnay Elevation of vineyards: 400 to 2,400 feet Highest point on the estate: 2,800 feet Distance from Pacific Ocean: 22 miles Soil types: varied-volcanic, clay-loan, rock/gravel Five distinct ridges on the estate--named sites include Deer Knoll, Black Mountain, Bear Canyon, Black Cougar Ridge. Read less

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Snooth User: John Andrews
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Vintage: 2001 04/10/2008

Love it Update: Shared this bottle with friends at a dinner last night and loved it. Went really well with the steaks.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

WE 96 Pts. - WA 91 Pts. - According to Wine Enthusiast: Hard to exaggerate the beauty of this mountain-grown wine, which is based on Cabernet Sauvignon but contains the other four classic Bordeaux varieties. Although it s very tannic, those tannins are remarkably soft. Nearly all-new oak provides a framework of smoky caramel, delicious enough, but just an accompaniment to the blackberries, black currants, cherries and dark chocolate. A fantastic wine for drinking now, and should last for many years in the cellar. Rated 90+


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Source: NapaCabs.com
09/24/2011

Hard to exaggerate the beauty of this mountain-grown wine, which is based on Cabernet Sauvignon but contains the other four classic Bordeaux varieties. Although it s very tannic, those tannins are remarkably soft. Nearly all-new oak provides a framework of smoky caramel, delicious enough, but just an accompaniment to the blackberries, black currants, cherries and dark chocolate. A fantastic wine for drinking now, and should last for many years in the cellar. Rated 90+


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Vintage: 2004 05/20/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2004 Stonestreet Legacy Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


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Vintage: 2002 09/24/2010

A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc (over 100%), the 2002 Legacy Proprietary Red is a seductive, hedonistically-styled effort boasting a deep ruby/purple color as well as a big, oaky nose displaying plenty of black cherry, currant, and herbal notes. This full-throttle red comes across like a St.-Emilion on steroids. Chewy and fleshy, it is ideal for drinking now and over the next 10-12 years.



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This 2006 Legacy is the sixteenth release of our Bordeaux-style varietal blend. With this vintage, we selected lots of wine from our estate vineyards in the hills and eastern mountains enclosing the southern end of the Alexander Valley. Elevation is the key to this wine’s combination of boldness and elegance.The 2006 vintage of Legacy is led by Cabernet Sauvignon which makes up 86% of the blend and is from both hillside and mountain vineyards in the Alexander Valley. The mountain vineyards reach up to 2,400 feet in elevation and are planted on our Alexander Mountain Estate. Higher altitude creates its own climate which is different from the vineyards planted on the valley floor. Even on the warmest summer days, the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean twenty miles away can be felt. Soils, too, are significantly different. On the mountain, the soil is thin, rocky and gravelly. This helps produce fruit that is complex, rich and concentrated.The blend is further enhanced by the contributions of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec fruit sourced from our Legacy vineyards in the Alexander Valley.We complement the powerful fruit by using only small, thin-staved French oak barrels to age this wine. The resulting wine is supple and leads with notes of graphite and black currant. Look also for hints of smoky toastiness and concentrated black cherries.

Aged 18 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.9% pH: 3.74
Total Acidity: 0.59 grams per liter

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