2014 Stonestreet Chardonnay "Estate"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Alexander Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 2,888
KWG Score: 93 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)
Review date: September 23, 2016
Wine Review: This dark yellow colored Chardonnay from Stonestreet is terrific. It opens with a very fragrant pineapple and pear bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, viscous and smooth. The flavor profile is a very tasty mild pineapple and pear blend with notes of honey and gentle oak. I also detected hints of almond. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and last for a while. The bottom line is this Chardonnay is delicious. I would serve it cool and pair it with chicken cordon bleu. Enjoy it with very good friends. It will not last long. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: As a blend of our best Chardonnay vineyard sites, the Estate bottling is one of the most compelling illustrations of the mountain. Winemaker Lisa Valtenbergs blends the wine with shrewd precision, balancing aromatic intrigue, texture and the Mayacamas’ signature structural elements into a pure reflection of the vintage. In 2014, the Estate exhibits buoyant fruit—Bartlett pear, peach and golden delicious apple—with honeysuckle, sweet baking spices and an oceanic note shading the background. The palate mirrors that exuberant tree fruit within a rich, generous texture and walks a tightrope into balancing citrus pith, and a thrilling stony note - a sly wink to the volcanic activity from 35 million years before. Decant for further aromatic and textural enjoyment.
Organic status: not organic
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