Located in the Alexander Valley AVA of Sonoma County, Stonestreet Estate was established in 1995 by the proprietaries of Jackson Family Wines, Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke, and took the middle name of the Jackson family. One of the crown jewels of their single vineyard range, the Upper Barn Chardonnay comes from the oldest vines from the estate, planted way back in 1982 at an altitude of about 550 meters. Yields are low, resulting in a brilliant and full-bodied Chardonnay that has won critical acclaim from critics across the board, including the great Robert M. Parker Jr.
“Stonestreet is becoming an excellent source for small lots of Chardonnay, although the basic Alexander Valley cuvee is very plentiful (6,500 cases). The single vineyard offerings (between 120 and 350 cases produced of each) are impressive efforts that are more similar than dissimilar since they all come from single vineyard lots, are aged in 50% new French oak (except for the Gravel Bench), and spend 11 months on their lees before bottling.” – Robert M Parker Jr. (Wine Advocate)