|2007 Stonestreet, Alexander Valley, Chardonnay
Produced from six to eight superb mountain lots that our
winemaker, Graham Weerts chooses every year (from 700 –
1,800 feet), the Alexander Valley Chardonnay is a study in the
balancing act between vibrant fruit, opulence and mineral
structure. Weight and length are definitely present without
compromising crisp acidity and bright fruit, resulting in a
Chardonnay that is the poster child for why we farm on the
Alexander Mountain Estate.
"The 2007 Chardonnay Alexander
Mountain Estate exhibits attractive
poached pear, honeysuckle, and
creme brulee scents, medium to full
body, good fruit, a subtle touch of
oak, a fleshy texture, and fine
freshness and vibrancy from lively
acidity. It should drink well for 2-3
89 Points, Robert Parker Jr.
The Wine Advocate
It takes a certain type of person to tackle the mountain and in Winemaker Graham
Weerts, Stonestreet found a man talented (and tenacious) enough to coax world-class
wines out of a demanding landscape.
A native of Cape Town, South Africa, Graham's move to Sonoma County took him to the
far side of the globe. However, the similarities between the two areas' climate, soil-type
and arduous growing conditions made him feel immediately at home.
It is fortuitous, then, that in terms of winemaking — and in truth, everyday life — Graham
is most in his element when braving the elements. When not hiking the ridges of
Alexander Mountain Estate, Graham can often be found mountain biking, racing kayaks
or generally pushing the boundaries of the routine.
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