Lot #61 STONESTREET ESTATE VINEYARDS
- Alexander Valley
ABOUT THE WINE:
“The Pinnacle” is a blend of all five Bordeaux varietals, primarily composed of Merlot, and a wine that Stonestreet has not crafted before. It represents a unique expression of Stonestreet’s mountain estate vineyards, meticulously hand-selected and crafted.
Stonestreet Estate Vineyards is the story of a family’s vision to defy the limits of California winegrowing. Jess Stonestreet Jackson and Barbara Banke established the estate in 1995, and their son Christopher Jackson and his wife Ariel continue the legacy. The Jackson family acts as stewards of the land, caring for this 5,500 acre mountain estate that towers high above the Alexander Valley in the Mayacamas Mountain Range. Ranging 400ft to 2,400ft in elevation, the estate showcases a dramatic array of mesoclimates on peaks, valleys and ledges. The geological diversity of the mountain, which contains more soil types than all of France, confers a strong mineral characteristic in the fruit, while the challenges of farming at elevation produce smaller, more concentrated berry clusters.
In “The Pinnacle,” aromas of dried cranberry, dried bay leaves and black licorice take the lead, followed by flavors of peppercorn, black plum and dark chocolate. A sweeter aromatic profile is coupled with a savory palate for a well-rounded sensory experience.
WINEMAKER(S): Kristina Shideler
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: July 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: August 2025
National Distribution: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Includes Japan, Korea; please inquire for additional countries.