2016 Stonestreet Upper Barn Chardonnay

2016 Stonestreet Upper Barn Chardonnay

97 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2016 Stonestreet Upper Barn Chardonnay
97 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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$175.00 in mixed 6+ or $195.00 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.

Jackson Family Estates

What The Critics Say

97+/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown

"The 2016 Chardonnay Upper Barn Vineyard comes from the oldest vines on the estate, planted in 1982. Fermented in barrel and aged for 11 months in 47% new French oak, it is a little closed to begin, slowly unfurling to reveal pink grapefruit, white peaches and Granny Smith apples with nuances of honeysuckle, lemon tart and praline. Medium to full-bodied, it explodes in the mouth with citrus and savory layers, with a gorgeous silkiness and loads of ginger and mineral sparks coming through on the finish. Wow! 813 cases produced." Drink 2019 - 2028

93/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"Powerful and inward, the 2016 Chardonnay Upper Barn Vineyard conveys an almost phenolic sense of structure that is more typical of a red wine. Savory and mineral notes dominate, while overt fruit is pushed into the background, in this structured, potent Chardonnay. Today, the Upper Barn is less expressive than some of the other wines in the range." Drink 2019 - 2024

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    2019 - 2028

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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