Open Bottle - Kentucky Derby StoneStreet Exacta!!

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Time: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free

Every Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 pm we open a special bottle of wine and offer to you at a highly discounted price.
The wines are typically 90 points or better and are discounted 20-40%. Sometimes even more! when we can get special pricing from our vendors , we pass the savings along to you!!
Come in on Thursday and sample. If you can't make it, call us and we can put some aside for you!! 
(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)


"Derby Exacta"

Jess Stonestreet Jackson's




It’s the "Run for the Roses" this SATURDAY so get your best hat out and your finest attire - this week’s Open Bottle Thursday is a sure bet!

 Jess Stonestreet Jackson’s passion for horse racing was ignited as a young boy when he watched from atop his favorite uncle’s shoulders as Seabiscuit won the 1938 Bay Meadows Handicap. Many years later Jackson, by then a prosperous attorney and entrepreneur, achieved global acclaim as a winemaker, and the success of his Kendall-Jackson Wines afforded him the opportunity to indulge his passion for Thoroughbred racing at the highest level. 

 In 1995 he founded Stonestreet Estate Vineyards in Alexander Valley. 10 years later he established Stonestreet Farms in the heart of blue grass country Lexington, Kentucky. While in the process of building up his racing stable and breeding operation, Jackson was also actively engaged in attempts to help reform and improve the sport and was a champion against the use of steroids.  Even the names of his past and present thoroughbreds show wine was his first love……Sassicaia, Wind Racer, Nero, Carpe Diem, Iron Fist to name a few.


This Cabernet is a big Colt with power and a lengthy stride.
The Chardonnay is a feisty Filly with great balance that can go the distance!


Stonestreet Chardonnay 2016

92 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Fermented in barrel and aged 11 months in 36% new French oak, the 2016 Chardonnay Estate has a ripe apple, peach blossom, poached pears and nutmeg-scented nose with a waft of beeswax. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is satisfyingly savory with plenty of citrus and mineral accents and a long spicy finish.

93 Points Vinous
The 2016 Chardonnay Estate is a terrific introduction to the Stonestreet Chardonnays. Citrus, apricot, mint and a dash of new oak add nuance to this finely cut mountain Chardonnay. The Estate Chardonnay is another wine that delivers serious quality for the money. Silky and textured, the 2016 hits all the right notes. What a gorgeous wine it is.


Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

91 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is made of 100% Cabernet aged 19 months in 33% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it rocks up with gregarious crème de cassis, baked blackberries and warm mulberries scents with hints of bay leaves, fragrant earth and unsmoked cigars plus a waft of menthol. Full-bodied, rich and packed with warm cassis and earthy layers, it has a sturdy frame of grainy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing with an herbal lift.

91 Points Jeb Dunnuck
Aged 19 months in one-third new French oak, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a terrific, classic, slightly old-school effort. Blackcurrants, black cherries, tobacco and leafy herb (rosemary and California bay) notes, medium body, good concentration, and building tannin all make for a terrific and elegant Cabernet that’s going to keep for a decade.


For the first time ever we are offering two wines that you can Mix and Match 6 bottles to get the best discount!

Both Regularly Priced at $44.99

Special Sale Price 

 $31.00 a bottle for each wine

$168 for any combination of 6 bottles ($28.00) 

 Don’t want to miss the sale? 

 Please call us at 703-668-WINE(9463) to place your order.

A bit about Winemaker Lisa Valtenbergs .....

When you’re a winemaker, a sensitive nose can be a very good thing. This is what Lisa Valtenbergs discovered. “My parents said I always complained about smells,” Lisa recalls of her early years growing up in Sonoma County. “Finally, my mom’s friend told me to put that nose to use, and so I went into wine.”
Lisa bolstered her natural sensory skills with hands-on experience and a solid education, developing a well-rounded understanding of the wine industry. She went to Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo for college.

Lisa joined Stonestreet in 2008, largely drawn to the winery by the opportunity to work with the Stonestreet Estate Vineyards.
She loves the diversity of her job, from the vineyards to the cellar.
"I like seeing something to completion, watching the fruit ripen,
coddling it, nurturing it, watching it."