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Cougar Ridge Chardonnay
$75.00
2015
750 ml
Winery
Stonestreet
Vintage
2015
Variety
Chardonnay
Region
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Acclaim
93 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, L.P.B., Dec. 2017
Description

The Cougar Ridge stands out for its unusual blend of fruit and marine characteristics (an ode to the uplifted sea beds found throughout Sonoma County’s high country vineyards), exhibiting aromas of vanilla bean, fresh red apples, and crème brûlée. The palate is exquisitely fruit-driven with grilled nectarine, baked apple, saline and pineapple that extends through a lengthy finish – a complex powerhouse that speaks to site and sunshine alike.

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About Stonestreet

Stonestreet was established in 1995 with the vision to defy the limits of California winegrowing. With a focus on mountain viticulture and ageworthy expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, Winemaker Graham Weerts brings global expertise and more than two decades of experience to Stonestreet’s high elevation vineyards. Climbing into the Mayacamas mountains in Sonoma County, the estate vineyards rise 2,400 ft. above the Alexander Valley floor, yielding wines of tension and power, and reflecting the extreme landscape of the mountain.

Overlooking Cougar Ridge vineyard from the top of a hill