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Another excellent value in Chardonnay, this 100% Chardonnay was aged in equal parts stainless steel and oak. With abundant aromas of tangerines and orange blossoms intertwined with hints of vanillin spice and honeyed citrus, it is a medium-bodied, fresh white wine to drink over the next 1-2 years. ~RP
" With vibrant cool citrus aromas as well as notes of pear and green pineapple, this is fresh and inviting expression of Chardonnay. On the palate, pear, citrus oil and lemon custard flavors are supported by sophisticated hints of white almond, clove, jasmine and wet stone. Gorgeous acidity adds to the fresh, elegant and age-worthy character of this Chardonnay." ~Winery notes
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While many wineries claim to be vineyard focused, as grape growers, this belief is a way of life for the Stuhlmullers. Committed to crafting superior wines from the finest blocks in the vineyard, the Stuhlmullers work side-by-side with their talented winemaking team. In 2004, Stuhlmuller Vineyards promoted Danish born Leo Hansen from assistant winemaker to winemaker. Combining his classic European training as a sommelier, with his hands-on experience at such wineries as Clos du Bois, Chateau Souverain and Bowen Estate in Australia, Leo is dedicated to capturing the rich, expressive character of the vineyard.
Today, the Stuhlmuller family enjoys a dual reputation as first-class grape growers and as proprietors of a respected, sustainable vineyard-driven winery. Stuhlmuller Vineyards produces roughly 10,000 cases of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon annually, with the recent addition of extremely small allotments of estate Zinfandel. The wines of Stuhlmuller Vineyards are available in top wine shops and restaurants throughout California and in select markets around the country.