Stuhlmuller Vineyards Chardonnay Alexander Valley Estate Bottled 2008
To accentuate the signature fruit and natural nuttiness of our estate grapes, we fermented this wine with 100% indigenous yeasts. Aging occurred in both barrels (91%) and larger casks (9%), all of which were French oak (10% new). The wine was fermented sure lie for 8 months and underwent 76% indigenous malolactic fermentation.
Editorial Reviews for Stuhlmuller Vineyards Chardonnay Alexander Valley Estate Bottled
This shows tight, focused fruit on the nose with hints of freshly shelled nuts, a wash of vanilla, and soft, earthy citrus tones and floral accents. On the palate this is rather light and elegant with a round yet ethereal feel. It’s got lively acids that highlight the nutmeat and ripe citrus and pear fruit of the palate, which flows over to a steely stone fruit backend. The finish is really strict and focused, with excellent length and just a suggestion of wood spice. This is a sneaky little bugger. It’s a bit subtle but doesn’t lack for detail and surprises with each taste. It’s also wonderfully balanced and proportioned making this a dream to pair with food. 92pts
Very open vanilla/bubblegum nose, with banana and roasted nuts. The flavors transition into the mouth really well, and it ends in a buttery finish and a note of grapefruit.
Slightly creamy aromas of apples and pears. Good acidity, baking spices and vanilla, a little bit of orange peel, and a zesty and spicy finish.
Soft lime notes and spicy oak upfront. Fairly oily and medium bodied. Very spicy warming finish.
Pretty lime meringue & soft peach aromas that give way to something slightly more tropical in the mouth. There's a warm, toasty quality that clings on for dear life at the end.
a medium straw in color, balanced California-style rich Chard with bright acidity. all the classic aromas show up - butter, toast, cotton candy, with green banana and discernible oak tannins (though not overwhelming)
External Reviews for Stuhlmuller Vineyards Chardonnay Alexander Valley Estate Bottled
Starting in 1998, Fritz Stuhlmuller gives us his Estate bottled, classic California-style Chardonnay. Baked apples and stone fruits partner with touches of oak and vanilla. Pair with chicken in a butter cream sauce.
Summers Reserve Chardonnay is sourced from Stuhlmuller VIneyards bordering Russian River and Chalk HIll Appellations, this Chardonnay is distinctive and has notes of pear, citrus zest, nutmeg and lemon.
Starting in 1998, Fritz Stuhlmuller gives us his Estate bottled, classic California-style oaked Chardonnay. Pair with chicken in a butter cream sauce.
From its lemon-green color to its aromas of Bartlett pear, Meyer lemon peel, hard lemon candy, clove and honeysuckle, this wine offers a captivating first impression. On the palate, it is lushly textu
From its lemon-green color to its aromas of Bartlett pear, Meyer lemon peel, hard lemon candy, clove and honeysuckle, this wine offers a captivating first impression. On the palate, it is lushly textured and full-bodied, displaying flavors of poached pear and lime custard, alongside brown baking spices and Stuhlmuller Vineyards signature wet stone minerality.
Food Pairings for Stuhlmuller Vineyards Chardonnay Alexander Valley Estate Bottled
|Alcohol: 14.3%||pH: 3.56|
|Total Acidity: 0.58 grams per liter|