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Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignontext

Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United StatesIf you have ever wondered what cabernet smells like when perfectly ripe, this 2018 Stonestreet would be the one. It is always a mix of the best cabernet sauvignon grown at Stonestreet’s Monument Ridge and the Mayacamus Mountains, at the 5100 acre Alexander Mountain Estate. Only 900 acres are planted in 235 individual blocks. Savoury and aromatic, translation Alexander Valley, the fruit sets the stage for a slick, robust, muscular cabernet packed with blackberry, black licorice, menthol, smoke, and tobacco. In 2018, the weather gods cooperated, and this wine has risen to a quality level that reflects its price. A splash of petit verdot is aged 20 months in 35% new French oak. Again, you could drink this wine now, but I recommend cellaring it through 2028 for best results.Tasted: 11 April 2024Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$79.99750mlselect private retailers
AB$73.95750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Stonestreet WineryDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 85431UPC: 737038001500