Stonestreet Legacy 2006
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.
Love it Update: Shared this bottle with friends at a dinner last night and loved it. Went really well with the steaks.
External Reviews for Stonestreet Legacy
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+
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+
A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2004 Stonestreet Legacy Proprietary Red Wine 750ml
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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Aged 18 months in French Oak.
|Alcohol: 13.9%||pH: 3.74|
|Total Acidity: 0.59 grams per liter|
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