Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California) - [VM 93] [JD 93]

Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
(Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California) - [VM 93] [JD 93]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
As a blend of our best Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard sites, the Estate bottling is one of the most compelling illustrations of the Stonestreet Mountain. Winemaker Lisa Valtenbergs blends this wine with shrewd precision, balancing aromatic intrigue, texture and the Mayacamas’ signature structural elements into a pure reflection of the vintage. The 2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon starts out with savory aromas of blackberry, dark plum, blood orange, Star Anise and black cherry. As the wine opens, deep fruit flavors of blackberry cobbler, dried cherry, pomegranate, cassis and milk chocolate begin to show. The palate is rich and inviting with framed tannins, incredible length and plenty of concentration.

Winemaking Data:

Fermentation: Handpicked, destemmed, primary ferment in stainless, two pump-overs per day, Malo-lactic fermentation in barrel
Barrel Aging: 18 months barrel aging in 37% new French Oak
Date of Bottling: June 7-15, 2018
Quantities Bottled: 12,618 cases
Alcohol: 14.1%
pH: 3.70
TA: 0.61 g/100mL

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a gorgeous entry-level wine in this range from Stonestreet. A whole range of floral and savory notes give the Estate aromatic nuance to play off a core of vibrant red fruit. Medium in body and impeccably polished, the 2016 is flat-out delicious, even in the early going." - Antonio Galloni (May 2019)

93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Moving to the reds, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 19 months in 37% new French oak) offers impressive notes of tobacco leaf, damp earth, cedar, and blackcurrants. It’s look-alike for a top Bordeaux, has nicely integrated acidity, plenty of tannins, and is going to keep for over a decade."  (6/14/2019)