2015 Stonestreet Upper Barn Chardonnay

2015 Stonestreet Upper Barn Chardonnay

95 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2015 Stonestreet Upper Barn Chardonnay
95 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A super-premium Chardonnay from the top of the Stonestreet range. More than 500 metres up in the Mayacamas Mountains, the Upper Barn vineyard is one of the most elevated and prized and sites in Stonestreet's Alexander Mountain Estate. Here profound floral and mineral themes are able to fill this elegant nose and palate, producing a weighty and nuanced wine with huge X factor and potential to develop in cellar. Stellar stuff and very rare -- collect this!

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$170.00 in mixed 6+ or $190.00 per bottle




Its Origins

Part of the Jackson Family portfolio, Stonestreet Estate Vineyards stands as one of the most extensive mountain estates in the world and is a testament to the quality of high-elevation winegrowing in California. Here one finds a collection of distinctive single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs — wines carved from an extreme landscape. Planted high atop Black Mountain, the vineyards are located in the eastern portion of the Alexander Valley AVA. Climbing from 400 to 2,400 feet above sea level, Stonestreet Estate is a patchwork of peaks, valleys and ridges defined by high elevations, volcanic soils and cool maritime breezes. From top to bottom, the property possesses more than 20 soil types and 20 temperature zones. To ensure the utmost quality and authenticity, the estate is divided into 235 separate vineyard blocks and sub-blocks. Each section has its own specific rootstocks, varieties, clones and viticultural protocols matched to the complexities of the terrain. From these divergent terroirs, winemaker Lisa Valtenbergs crafts site-specific single vineyard wines each harvest. Additionally, the Stonestreet portfolio showcases the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, the Estate Chardonnay and the Estate Sauvignon Blanc — a collection of expressive cuvees emanating from the most highly prized vineyard blocks on the mountain during a given vintage.

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What The Critics Say

95/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown

"The 2015 Chardonnay Upper Barn Vineyard opens with lovely grapefruit, fresh pears and apple pie notes with touches of croissant and toasted almonds plus a waft of brine. Medium-bodied, very elegant and very refreshing, the palate and a wonderfully mineral character and long, beautifully nuanced finish. 1,025 cases were made." Drink 2017 - 2025

92/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"The 2015 Chardonnay Upper Barn is lifted, airy and gracious, with expressive floral notes that add freshness. Melon, orchard fruit, white pepper and mint all add an attractive aromatic upper register. This is an especially weightless style for Stonestreet." Drink 2017 - 2023

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    2017 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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