Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon Monument Ridge Alexander Valley 2007

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Number 13 on the Wine Enthusiast Magazine Top 100 Wines for 2011 Robert Parker says of this 2007 "it reveals abundant aromas of creme de cassis, graphite, ink, licorice, and fruitcake in a full-bodied, Pauillac-like style with plenty of sweet tannin." It's 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc aged 16 months in 76% new French oak casks. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 96 points calling it "A dramatic wine, authoritative in tannins, bone dry and noble. Withholds its best under a cloak of astringency, but already shows its mountain terroir in the complexity of its structure and deep, intense blackberry, currant, blueberry and dried herb flavors. Should develop bottle complexities for at least a decade and probably longer." The Stonestreet Alexander Mountain Estate created by Jess Jackson is an extraordinary winegrowing environment. The Estate stands on the western ridge of the Mayacamas Mountains towering over the Alexander Valley below. High elevations, volcanically derived soils and cooling maritime breezes make it a very unique place. Very Limited!

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Monument Vineyard:
The original concept for the Monument Vineyard originated in the early 1990s with a group of five Charles Sturt University Viticulture and Wine Science students. These were mature-age students, successful in their own professions who wanted to become seriously involved in wine growing. Economy of scale seemed to be the way to collectively achieve the individual goals of each of the group member... Read more
The original concept for the Monument Vineyard originated in the early 1990s with a group of five Charles Sturt University Viticulture and Wine Science students. These were mature-age students, successful in their own professions who wanted to become seriously involved in wine growing. Economy of scale seemed to be the way to collectively achieve the individual goals of each of the group members, and so the Cana Viticulture Partnership was formed in which the investing partners have direct managerial control of the project. First thoughts were directed to cooler regions and the high altitude region near Orange in NSW. In recent years this district has developed a reputation for wines with intense flavours and complexity. In the 1950s the CSIRO established a pilot vineyard in the region immediately west of Orange in a slightly lower and warmer environment. This micro-climate offered the prospect of reliable and complete ripening of red grape varieties every year. The CSIRO wines showed great promise, but the times were different, and the research almost forgotten. Read less

External Reviews for Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon Monument Ridge Alexander Valley

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/28/2011

Number 13 on the Wine Enthusiast Magazine Top 100 Wines for 2011 Robert Parker says of this 2007 "it reveals abundant aromas of creme de cassis, graphite, ink, licorice, and fruitcake in a full-bodied, Pauillac-like style with plenty of sweet tannin." It's 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc aged 16 months in 76% new French oak casks. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 96 points calling it "A dramatic wine, authoritative in tannins, bone dry and noble. Withholds its best under a cloak of astringency, but already shows its mountain terroir in the complexity of its structure and deep, intense blackberry, currant, blueberry and dried herb flavors. Should develop bottle complexities for at least a decade and probably longer." The Stonestreet Alexander Mountain Estate created by Jess Jackson is an extraordinary winegrowing environment. The Estate stands on the western ridge of the Mayacamas Mountains towering over the Alexander Valley below. High elevations, volcanically derived soils and cooling maritime breezes make it a very unique place. Very Limited!



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