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Stonestreet 2008 Fifth Ridge Red, Alexander Mountain Estate, Alexander Valley
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  Stonestreet 2008 Fifth Ridge Red, Alexander Mountain Estate, Alexander Valley
Item Number:28 20 127 08
Regular Price:$44.95
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Stonestreet 2008 Fifth Ridge Red, Alexander Mountain Estate, Alexander Valley
Stonestreet wines are all grown on the Alexander Mountain Estate; 235 individual vineyard blocks on the western ridge of the Mayacamas Mountain range towering over the Alexander Valley below. High elevations, volcanically derived soils and cooling maritime breezes make it a very unique location and one where mountain grape growing reaches a pinnacle. Most of their wines are single vineyard releases that critics go wild over. This 2008 is a blend of 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from several vineyards on the fifth mountain ridge in from the ocean. Hence, the name. The wine was fermented in tank and then aged 17 months in 66% new French oak barrels. this 2008 is showing beautifully. The nose is savory, marked by walnut, dark chocolate, coffee and black olivee and on the palate there's a core of bright cherry and black currant fruit. The tannins are supple and sinewy lending a mouthfilling texture and a graphite-flavored note on the long finish. Limited!

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Stonestreet 2008 Fifth Ridge Red, Alexander Mountain Estate, Alexander Valley
 
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5.0

Tremendous Follow Up Vintage!

By Westchester Wine Guy

from Wine Express

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Pros

  • Big
  • Long Finish

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    • Entertaining
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    Comments about Stonestreet 2008 Fifth Ridge Red, Alexander Mountain Estate, Alexander Valley:

    Stonestreet hit another home run with their latest vintage of the Fifth Ridge Bordeaux style blend. Lots of big, lush, dark fruit surrounded by vanilla and baking spices. It's a biggie right now, but with some aeration the tannins smoothed a bit and showed some really impressive balance. Super long and dry finish, tremendous value.

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    • Beef, Game

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    2.0

    Like watching an old memory die

    By O Murph

    from Calaveras County, Ca.

    About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

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      • Short Finish
      • Thin

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        Comments about Stonestreet 2008 Fifth Ridge Red, Alexander Mountain Estate, Alexander Valley:

        First taste appeared as if it had much to offer. The offering was false. It had a hint of tart cherry but, even that was hard to nail down. Just nothing to recommend as it did not finish well at all.

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          Wish to purchase to save for a 10th anniversary. Will it hold till 2018?
          Asked on 2/7/2014 by Wanda from Las Cruces

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            If you have a reliable temperature controlled wine cellar, then yes, absolutely.

            Answered on 2/10/2014 by Josh from Wine Express
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