Wine By The Bottle
Current View: Chardonnay
Bottle Price: $40.00
Bin: 126
Name: Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay
Vintage: 2018
Region: Alexander Valley AVA,California
Varietal: Chardonnay
Producer: Alexander Valley Vineyards
Country: USA

Tasting Notes: There are aromas of apple, pear, butterscotch, toasted oak and a little minerality in the glass. Great balance with a creamy mouth-feel. There are tropical notes and flavors of apple, pear and citrus in the glass with just a touch of acidity on the finish.
Galaxy Notes: We harvest 70% of our Chardonnay at night when the grapes are cool to retain the natural acidity, then cold ferment those lots in stainless steel, without malolactic fermentation or barrel aging to highlight the citrus and green apple flavors. To add balance to the wine, we whole cluster press 30% of the best fruit and barrel ferment that portion in French oak barrels. The barrel fermented lots undergo malolactic fermentation and age on the lees for 6-8 months to develop roundness and body. The 2013 includes a touch of barrel fermented Viognier adding palate weight and mouthfeel. (98.6% Chardonnay, 1.4% Viognier) 70% fermented and aged in stainless steel. 30% fermented and aged in French oak.
Food Pairings: