2010 Bear Point Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon •Alexander Mountain Estate
California: Alexander Valley
The perfect swath
Today’s Stonestreet Wines 2010 Bear Point Alexander Valley Cabernet is offered to you with our boldest recommendation!
Every Stonestreet wine reflects the unique vineyard and climate where the wine was born. Today’s Bear Point Cabernet hails from a steep, elongated mountainside vineyard that spans a stretch that runs just below the fog line from 1200’ elevation down to 1000’.
This Cabernet offers both power and finesse. The result is a very broad range of flavors and aromas.
Fruits present an array that spans from bright red to deep, dark blue and black. On the nose and on the palate, the fruits are complemented by lush earth and floral tones.
This wine is beautifully balanced, presenting dense and powerful flavors - with an elegance that gives the wine a silken texture on the palate. Be sure to decant this beautiful wine for optimal enjoyment.
Absolutely beautiful dark crimson through and through, nearly opaque at its heart. A wonderful lighter ruby edge rims the glass.
An elegant wine on the nose, leading with concentrated aromas of reduced blackberry and plum laid overtop notes of fresh California bay leaf, dark chocolate, sweet tobacco, clove, and a hint of eucalyptus.
An absolutely gorgeous represenation of a high-elevation Cabernet, with lush dark fruit in perfect balance with earth and spice. Braised black cherry, blackberry, and black currant mingle with flavors of fresh California bay leaf, sandalwood, sage, black peppercorn, and espresso bean.
Powerful and robust, but accompanied with just enough finesse, this wine has a fantastic texture and crisp acidity on the finish.
A juniper, mustard, and coriander rubbed pork shoulder, slowly braised with onions and root vegetables.
What the Winery Says
This Cabernet block is situated between 1,000 and 1,200 feet in a cooler spot below the fogline, hence the bandwidth of flavors leans to electric blue/red fruits—which is unique from the mountain. Floral, dried blueberry and orange peel notes lift out of the glass along with red currant and pomegranate. The texture is seamless and elegant, with fine-grained tannins.
94 Point Review - Wine Enthusiast At the age of three years, this Cabernet Sauvignon is still very tannic and closed. It has a solid core of black currants, with sweet oak and mineral complexities. The structure is exceptionally refined, and it’s crisp with acidity. A gorgeous wine to age for eight years, if not longer.
90+ Point Review - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Bright red-ruby color. Dark aromas of black cherry, licorice, bitter chocolate, menthol and black pepper. Tightly wound and youthfully medicinal, with dark berry, herb and licorice flavors complemented by iron and gravel nuances. Quite dry and light on its feet but imploded today and in need of at least a couple years of bottle aging.
- Graham Weerts
- 94 Points - Wine Enthusiast, 90 Points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 90+ Points - Stephen Tanzer
- Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Alexander Mountain Estate
- Fruit Composition
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 19 months in 46% new French oak
About the Winery
High above California’s Alexander Valley stand the towering Mayacamas Mountains, home to Stonestreet’s rugged Alexander Mountain Estate. This epic, untamed landscape is both challenging and rewarding when it comes to growing grapes. Here, we are truly a guest of nature, subject to both its bounty and its whims, which serve as a constant reminder that we are merely custodians to this remarkable place.
Alexander Mountain Estate stands as the largest and one of the most extensive mountain vineyards in the world. Towering high above the Alexander Valley, Alexander Mountain Estate defies all previous conceptions of winegrowing—235 separate vineyard blocks are aligned in every imaginable spot on the compass, with peaks, valleys and ridges creating a broad spectrum of varied facings and elevations. Yet only a fifth of the 5,100-acre estate is planted to wine grapes.