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Date Printed: 10/25/2016
Stuhlmuller Vineyards Alexander Valley Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2009
Stuhlmuller Vineyards Alexander Valley Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2009
(search item no. 110029)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2016: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

From its beautiful bright lemon color to its inviting aromas of citrus fruit, lemon blossom, ginger, white nectarine, wet stone and spice, this is a vibrant and refreshing wine. On the palate, perfectly balanced oak and alcohol support lovely notes of green pear and apple, white flowers and citrus oil.
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About Stuhlmuller Vineyards:

Stuhlmuller Vineyards is tucked into a unique river bench and hillside location in the southwestern edge of the Alexander Valley where three of Northern Sonoma County's top appellations come together, virtually a stone's throw from Chalk Hill and the Russian River Valley. After selling grapes to a number of area wineries, in the mid-90's Fritz Stuhlmuller decided to put the family's name on a label, working with winemaker Kerry Damskey to produce small lots of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from 150-acres of estate vineyard. The cool climate and varied soils and exposures create Chardonnay with classic Alexander Valley tropical characteristics plus crisp citrus/apple notes and a distinctive mineral touch. The Cabernet Sauvignon adds hints of sage and bay leaf to the region's rich cherry, black fruit and cocoa. In 2000 a new winery was built on the property, a vest pocket gem sized precisely to handle the small amount of fruit the Stuhlmullers select from special blocks for their own wines.