Stonestreet Legacy 2002

Stonestreet Legacy 2002
$59.99

SKU 1055

750ml

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This 2002 Legacy is the thirteenth release of our red Bordeaux-style varietal blend. With this vintage, we selected five lots of wine from our estate vineyards in the eastern mountains and hills enclosing the southern end of the Alexander Valley. The soil of these vineyards is thin, rocky and gravelly. This helps produce fruit that is complex, rich and concentrated. We complement this powerful fruit by using only small, thin-staved French oak barrels with which to age this wine. The result is wine that is supple, with flavors of cedar, black currant and dark chocolate. Look also for hints of smoky toastiness and concentrated black cherries.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Alexander Valley
Brand Stonestreet
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
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Wine AdvocateA blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc (over 100%), the 2002 Legacy Proprietary Red is a seductive, hedonistically-styled effort boasting a deep ruby/purple color as well as a big, oaky nose displaying plenty of black cherry, currant, and herbal notes. This full-throttle red comes across like a St.-Emilion on steroids. Chewy and fleshy, it is ideal for drinking now and over the next 10-12 years.

Robert Parker, February 2005