Stayley Vineyards & Winery
2011 Alexander Valley Chardonnay
California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley
Delightfully approachable, refreshingly delicious and easy on the pocketbook, today’s 2011 Philip Staley Chardonnay is a recommended buy. With more than 25 years of winemaking experience, grower/winemaker Philip Staley is a master of Chardonnay.
This fresh and fruit-driven Chardonnay is a wine that is easy to drink all on its own, and we think that it would shine with food. Light, bright and refreshing, this is an excellent example of California Chardonnay.
This is a flexible food companion that drinks equally well on its own. When you do enjoy this wine with food, we recommend you pair this Chard with a seafood dish such as seafood risotto or seafood salad.
Light golden hues with a very light green highlight at the edge. Tall, skinny tears meander slowly down the glass in wave after wave.
Clean and fresh with gardenia, lemon blossom, citrus blossom, vanilla, and subtle oak. Secondary layers of stoney minerality, fresh mint leaf, and parsley leaf.
Bright and juicy with pear, lemon, apricot, underripe pineapple and an intriguing yeasty minerality. Wet limestone, subtle oak and a hint of white pepper.
Bright and lingering with lemon peel, vanilla, dried apricot, wet river rock and subtle oak.