2013 Stonestreet 'Rockfall' Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

$94.95
WA95+

NEW! Not for the faint of heart, this wine is a monster from a high-altitude site in Alexander Valley. Parker says “This vineyard is a south-facing micro-terroir with lots of rocks, and the wine smells of mountain garrigue intermixed with black cherry, blackberry and cassis. The wine is dense, full-bodied, rich and rugged, but not rustic. It is a full-bodied, massive, rather backward and primordial wine for those with the patience to cellar it.” This brute needs to be put away for a long slumber before the fireworks emerge!

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Lisa Valtenbergs
Vintage:
2013
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 58% new
Country of Origin:
United States
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Alexander Valley
Alcohol %:
14.5%
Score Wine Advocate:
95
SKU #:
1033616
WA95+

Wine Advocate

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rockfall Vineyard comes from a high-elevation site of 2,000 to 2,200 feet. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 21 months in 66% new French oak. This vineyard is a south-facing micro-terroir with lots of rocks, and the wine smells of mountain garrigue intermixed with black cherry, blackberry and cassis. The wine is dense, full-bodied, rich and rugged, but not rustic. It is a full-bodied, massive, rather backward and primordial wine for those with the patience to cellar it. Forget it for 5-8 years, and drink it over the following 40+ years.