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Stuhlmuller Vineyards Chardonnay Alexander Valley Estate Bottled 2006

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To accentuate the signature fruit flavors and nuttiness of our estate grapes, we exclusively used indigenous yeast to craft our 2006 Estate Chardonnay. The wine was 100 percent barrel fermented sur lie for eight months in Vosges and Allier barrels (15 percent new oak), and also underwent 70 percent indigenous malolactic fermentation. In order to create a creamy texture on the mid-palate, the lees were stirred every other week throughout the winter.

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Stuhlmuller Vineyards:
Since 1982, Stuhlmuller Vineyards has built a reputation as growers of world-class grapes, selling their coveted fruit to a number of top area wineries. By the mid-‘90s, Fritz Stuhlmuller was so inspired by the complex wines being made from his family’s vineyard that he established a small, artisan winery bearing the Stuhlmuller name. The vineyard’s unique terroir creates C... Read more
Since 1982, Stuhlmuller Vineyards has built a reputation as growers of world-class grapes, selling their coveted fruit to a number of top area wineries. By the mid-‘90s, Fritz Stuhlmuller was so inspired by the complex wines being made from his family’s vineyard that he established a small, artisan winery bearing the Stuhlmuller name. The vineyard’s unique terroir creates Chardonnay fruit with classic Alexander Valley tropical characteristics, food-friendly citrus acidity and a distinctive mineral touch. The Cabernet Sauvignon offers enticing hints of sage and bay leaf coupled with the region's signature flavors of rich cherry, black fruit and cocoa. In 2000 Stuhlmuller Vineyards built a new winery on the property, sized precisely to handle the small amounts of world-class, estate fruit the Stuhlmullers select to create their wines. Guided by gifted winemaker Leo Hansen (and consulting winemaker Kerry Damskey), Stuhlmuller Vineyards handcrafts, small-lot wines that embody a rich, expressive charm, and a distinctive sense of place. Read less
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External Reviews for Stuhlmuller Vineyards Chardonnay Alexander Valley Estate Bottled

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/03/2010

WE: 92 Points



To accentuate the signature fruit flavors and nuttiness of our estate grapes, we exclusively used indigenous yeast to craft our 2006 Estate Chardonnay. The wine was 100 percent barrel fermented sur lie for eight months in Vosges and Allier barrels (15 percent new oak), and also underwent 70 percent indigenous malolactic fermentation. In order to create a creamy texture on the mid-palate, the lees were stirred every other week throughout the winter.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.3% pH: 3.49
Total Acidity: 0.64 grams per liter

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