2012 Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 88

Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $33.39 (Bottle Barn, Santa Rosa CA)
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): Cabernet

Made from a blend of high-altitude vineyards on Alexander Mountain. Deep, healthy purple color. Still closed but obviously well-endowed. With airing, it opens into a youthful young Cab with classic cassis aromas and a solid underpinning of briary dark fruit and violets. A good "entry level" Cabernet from Stonestreet, this should drink well for at least another 10 years - but I have to say that at age 8 it has yet to develop much charm to go with its other attributes. - HK 2016-10-17


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