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2008 Stonestreet Lower Rim Chardonnay

ITEM 8242893 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $45
Item Sold Amount Date
I8275600 2 $35 Jun 19, 2022
I8222442 2 $45 May 15, 2022
I8202272 6 $45 May 1, 2022
I8175814 2 $50 Apr 10, 2022
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RATINGS

96Robert M. Parker Jr.

...compelling effort displaying enormous flesh, richness, succulence, minerality, and acidity. Notes of steely nectarines, bright oranges, lemon zest, butter cookies, and nutmeg emerge from this serious Chardonnay.

93+ Vinous / IWC

Initially closed nose opened to reveal steely, Puligny-like white peach, nutmeg, mint and crushed stone aromas. Dense but airy and dry; tactile and silky-smooth but with a lovely light touch.

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

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.