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We Speak Wine USD 23.95 750ml

Stuhlmuller Vineyards Estate Chardonnay Alexander Valley 2016

External Review by We Speak Wine:

Notes: The nose of this wine offers dazzling aromas of fresh orchard fruit, including Asian pear, green apple and white peach, as well as richer notes of white corn, lemon custard and a hint of nuttiness. On the palate, flavors of spicy pear and nectarine are supported by seamlessly integrated oak and just a touch of acidity, resulting in a lovely texture, and a long, resonant finish. Vineyards: With abundant winter rainfall, and a warm February, the 2016 growing season had an early budbreak. The early start to the season was followed by a warm summer without any significant heat events, and an ideally timed cooldown in August. The result was a robust crop of exceptional quality. We began harvesting our Chardonnay in mid-August and were done by September 12th, with average Brix of 21.0 to 22.5˚. Aging: 8 Months Acid: 6.0 g/l pH: 3.51 Alc: 14.1%

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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

External Reviews for Stuhlmuller Vineyards Estate Chardonnay Alexander Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/22/2019

Notes: The nose of this wine offers dazzling aromas of fresh orchard fruit, including Asian pear, green apple and white peach, as well as richer notes of white corn, lemon custard and a hint of nuttiness. On the palate, flavors of spicy pear and nectarine are supported by seamlessly integrated oak and just a touch of acidity, resulting in a lovely texture, and a long, resonant finish. Vineyards: With abundant winter rainfall, and a warm February, the 2016 growing season had an early budbreak. The early start to the season was followed by a warm summer without any significant heat events, and an ideally timed cooldown in August. The result was a robust crop of exceptional quality. We began harvesting our Chardonnay in mid-August and were done by September 12th, with average Brix of 21.0 to 22.5˚. Aging: 8 Months Acid: 6.0 g/l pH: 3.51 Alc: 14.1%



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