Stonestreet Chardonnay Alexander Valley 2008

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This excellent Chardonnay comes from an 1800 foot vineyard in the mountains overlooking Alexander Valley. Satisfying, tangy, crisp, and balanced wi... Read more

Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. The most convincing of an exceptio... Read more

"Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Plump Read more

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Vintage: 2006 07/27/2010

This excellent Chardonnay comes from an 1800 foot vineyard in the mountains overlooking Alexander Valley. Satisfying, tangy, crisp, and balanced wine displaying lots of sweet citrus and subtle tropical fruits enhanced by cinnamon-like spiciness and leesy undertones. Fresh and untiring to the palate, lovely balance of fruit, acid, and oak. Unfortunately the price for this wine has been jacked up to beyond affordability in the past few years - the 2007 ($55) costs 30%+ more than I paid for this 2006 ($40). Isn't there a recession going on?


External Reviews for Stonestreet Chardonnay Alexander Valley

11/13/2010

Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. The most convincing of an exceptional trio of Chardonnays from Stonestreet, the Broken Road bottling at once tightly constructed and minerally in character on the one hand and keenly focused on sweet apple fruit with wisps of nectarine for come-hither appeal and citrus for balance. Long but still unfolding on the palate and bound to grow into better with a minimum of one to three years of bottle age, this exceptionally well-crafted effort sports bags of potential for increasing brilliance.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Plump


07/05/2011

"Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. The most convincing of an exceptional trio of Chardonnays from Stonestreet


11/13/2010

Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Plump, ripe sweet citrus and Gala apple aromas find full support from creamy oak in a nose that is generous and inviting but not ever bombastic or over the top. The wine is full in body, supple in texture and nicely balanced, and its flavors of Gala apple, Meyer lemon and vanilla crème brûlée are very much in the style that is so often found in Sonoma County Chardonnays. A bit of bottle age will deepen it further.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


11/13/2010

Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Clean, fruity and somewhat more oriented to Red Delicious than to Gala apples with hints of tropical fruits in support, this fairly full-sized effort is a touch less weighty than its cellarmate above and is a touch less open as well. It will reward a few years in the cellar, yet can be used today with confidence alongside shrimp sautéed in butter and shallots.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 10/25/2011

The Alexander Valley Chardonnay is a study in the balancing act between vibrant fruit, opulence and mineral structure. Weight and length are definitely present without compromising crisp acidity and bright fruit, resulting in a Chardonnay that is the poster child for Alexander Mountain Estate.


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Vintage: 2006 11/25/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal


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