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Stonestreet Alexander Mountain Estate 'Broken Road' Chardonnay Alexander Valley 2011
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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 93 Points
"Bright yellow. Highly nuanced nose combines lemon custard, smoked meat, minerals and hazelnut complicated by a sulfidey quality. Plush but very dry, with a lightly saline quality adding interest to the perfumed pineapple and mineral flavors. Finishes stony, dry and long. This is remarkably Burgundian for a California chardonnay in its price range. A worthy successor to the outstanding 2010 bottling."
Wine Enthusiast 92 Points
"Even though this Chardonnay has rich, ripe flavors of tropical fruit, peaches, apples and honey, it possesses an austere elegance by virtue of dryness, minerality and acidity. The blocks from which the grapes were grown are part of Stonestreet’s holdings in the mountains overlooking Alexander Valley. This is a fine wine, intricate and powerful."
Antonio Galloni's Vinous 90 Points
"The 2011 Chardonnay Broken Road is a great introduction to the Stonestreet wines. Rich layered and deeply textured - but not at all heavy - the 2011 is simply brilliant. Lemon oil, butter and crushed rocks are all very much alive in the glass. The 2011 is absolutely delicious, but it could use another 6-12 months in bottle to fully come together, as it is a bit tight at the moment."
Lemon verbena and mint emerge first from the glass, opening to a rich entry that cascades through peach pit, shell and ocean spray - all culminating in a finish with astonishing grip and acidity. While this wine is powerful and delicious now, it will easily reward ten years of proper cellaring.
Broken Road is consistently one of the most savory, stony wines from the mountain and in the cooler 2011 vintage it displays those elements in spades.