ALEXANDER VALLEY As the four wheel drive ascended to the summit of the Alexander Mountain Estate, it was extraordinary to see the 6500 acres spreading out below in an endless wave of vines. While soaring with hawks and eagles from our 1900 foot vantage point we can see to the west the Pacific Ocean almost 30 miles away. Below the patch work quilt of vineyards neatly tucked into the rolling hills, sloping toward the sun and embracing the warm sunshine high above the fog line. The warm days and cool nights on the parcel known as Monument Ridge create a dreamlike environment for cabernet sauvignon. The Stonestreet Winery produces mountain grown cabernet sauvignon from extremely low yielding vines whose small berries and thick skins produce wines of great depth, and intense aromatics and great concentration. Offering beautiful varietal perfume with dark ruby color and fresh black currant fruit flavors. The wine is well bred and exceptional. I am leaving a bottle of each of these for Santa Claus to take back to the North Pole so he and Mrs. Claus can enjoy them when he returns home from his annual visit to Candy Lane. Seasons Greetings to all and to all a great wine!
December 2013 Cobb Life
Published on Dec 9, 2013