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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Stuhlmuller Vineyards Alexander Valley Chardonnay 2002
Stuhlmuller Vineyards Alexander Valley Chardonnay 2002
(search item no. 77681)

PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

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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.