97 Pts Wine Enthusiast
"This mountain Cab, blended with a little Petit Verdot and Syrah, is grown at 2,400 feet in the Mayacamas Mountains, which provide the east wall of Alexander Valley. The wine is known to be an ager, and the â04 should develop for many years. Itâs a tremendous wine, the equal of almost anything from Napa, which, after all, is just a geographic boundary away. Fabulously concentrated in cassis, currant, smoky cherry, licorice and chocolate flavors, its tannic structure is nearly perfect." 97 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Saturated ruby. Intensely aromatic nose offers powerful blackberry and boysenberry aromas and sexy spice notes. Big but harmonious tannins and gentle acidity support explosively sweet, concentrated dark berry and floral pastille flavors, which utterly fill the mouth. This very rich, velvety wine boasts an impressive display of ripe berry flavors on the long, sappy finish." 92 Points - Josh Raynolds - International Wine Cellar
"High above California's Alexander Valley stand the towering Mayacamas Mountains, home to Stonestreet's rugged Alexander Mountain Estate. This epic, untamed landscape is both challenging and rewarding when it comes to growing grapes. Here, we are truly a guest of nature, subject to both its bounty and its whims, which serve as a constant reminder that we are merely custodians to this remarkable place."
"With less than 800 of our 5,100 acres planted to vine, this extreme expanse doesn't take kindly to direct orders. Comprised of 400 separate vineyard blocks aligned with the contours of the mountain, the Estate is an intricate puzzle of peaks, valleys and ridges that create a broad spectrum of aspects and facings. The story of Stonestreet is the story of our commitment to uncovering the true potential of this special land." -Winery
"The Christopher's block stands at 2,400 feet, the highest elevation on the estate. Its meager rocky soils combine with maritime breezes, ample sunshine and the inversion layer's magic touch to create a complex spice profile (juniper, star anise) and savory dark fruit characteristics. The result is a gorgeously rich wine that is firmly framed by tannins." -Winemaker
This wine was also scored 88+? Points by Robert Parker.