Stuhlmuller Vineyards Chardonnay Alexander Valley Estate Bottled 2007
To accentuate the signature fruit flavors and nuttiness of our estate grapes, we exclusively used indigenous yeast to craft our 2007 Estate Chardonnay. The wine was 100 percent barrel fermented sur lie for eight months in Vosges and Allier barrels (12 percent new oak), and also underwent 60 percent indigenous malolactic fermentation. In order to create a creamy texture on the mid-palate, the lees were stirred a handful of times throughout the winter.
Editorial Reviews for Stuhlmuller Vineyards Chardonnay Alexander Valley Estate Bottled
A lovely nose with nuanced honey, toasted wood, nutmeat, yellow flowers and dusty earth tone. In the mouth the texture is just fantastic, bright and balanced with intense yet tense and focused mandarin orange, apricot and fig notes that are framed with just a hint of almond and measured oak notes. The finish is fruity, clean and crisp with refreshing acids and a delicacy to the flavors that makes this a winner for geek and novice alike. 93pts
Crisp, lightly oaked nose with hints of butter, popped corn and lemon curd. Palate is juicy, lemony, round and big with and a nice acidic aftershock that sticks around for a bit delivering more fruit and oak.
Sweet thick nutty buttery nose. Flavor is a consistent plateau of spicy toasted buttery oak. Faaantastic.
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|Alcohol: 14.2%||pH: 3.53|
|Total Acidity: 0.63 grams per liter|