Stonestreet Estate Vinyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, California 

My Rating 89 Points.   

Price $35.

Beautiful ruby in color with a purple rim.

Fruity nose with vanilla, cedar, leather, tobacco, cola, chocolates, eucalyptus, blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, light vegetables, coffee and peppercorn.

Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, sage, mocha, cola, dill, bell pepper, earth, chocolates, graphite, herbs, spices and black pepper.

Long finish with hugh, firm tannins and tart cranberries.

This is a big, teeth staining red wine. A very young Cabernet from Alexander Valley. Drinkable now, but really needs 3 years in the bottle to mature properly.

Still not balanced with lots of vanilla, oak and green vegetable flavors. However, it shows a great potential.

A great food wine, but also a good sipping red wine. This one begs for a big juicy steak.

Needs 3 hours to open up in a decanter. Shows good complexity and aging ability.

Robert Parker – 90 points.
Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

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