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Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
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Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United StatesEleven months down the road from my last tasting, winemaker Lisa Valtenbergs’ cabernet sauvignon remains impressive, if a little softer. The fruit, hand-picked and cold soaked for 3-5 days before 18 months in 32 percent new French oak, appears to be pushing through the ageing now. It’s definitely pure Alexander Mountain black fruit (cherries and plums) with a refreshing blackcurrant addition and savoury, dried herbs. The acidity remains bright and lively at this point, tempering the intense mountain fruit. The tannins are softer in 2014 and you feel it now, but it will still age effortlessly for a decade. The 5100 acre site has 900 acres planted to grapes in 235 individual vineyard blocks.Tasted: 24 September 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 57.99 private wine shops ON 53.99 US 45.00 winery direct AB 55.00 private wine stores Producer: Stonestreet WineryDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Varietal: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 421511UPC: 737038001500