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2013 Stonestreet Christopher's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8071422 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

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$80
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I8071422 1 $80 Jan 23, 2022
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RATINGS

95+ The Wine Advocate

...blueberry and blackberry fruit, wet, gravelly rocks, some graphite, a full-bodied, mouthfeel, huge, massive fruit and extract, and a long, juicy but substantial finish of close to a minute, with plenty of tannin....

92Vinous / IWC

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Christopher's, Stonestreet's top pure Cabernet, is deep, powerful and concentrated, but also dominated by the 75% new oak. Mocha, torrefaction, leather, smoke, menthol and blueberry jam meld into the opulent, explosive finish. It's a shame to see the pedigree of this site so obscured by excessive oak.

PRODUCER

Stonestreet

Stonestreet Winery in Healdsburg owns a 5,000 acre estate above the Alexander Valley. About 1,000 acres of the estate are planted to wine grapes. Stonestreet Winery is part of the winery empire built by the late Jess Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson winery and Jackson Family Wines, a winery holding company. Stonestreet makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and red and white blends.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Alexander Valley

Alexander Valley is an American Viticultural Area just north of Healdsburg, in Sonoma County. It was granted AVA status in 1984, with amendments made in subsequent years. The Russian River flows through the valley, and the region was named for Cyrus Alexander, a 19th century landowner and grape grower. The AVA includes 15,000 vineyard acres, much of it rich, alluvial soil layered on a bed of gravel, somewhat similar to many vineyards in Bordeaux. Alexander Valley is sheltered from marine weather by the low hills northeast of Healdsburg, though it is often shrouded in the morning fog coming off the Russian River. Some of the earliest commercial winemaking in the area started in the 1880s, when immigrants formed the Italian Swiss Colony cooperative at Asti. The region made jug wines until the 1960s and 1970s, when a new wave of quality-minded producers started estates. Today Alexander Valley is home to some of California’s most admired wineries, including Simi, Stonestreet and the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Silver Oak Cellars, though based in Napa Valley, has a second winery in Alexander Valley where it makes Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Many grapes do well in the Alexander Valley, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.