2009 Alexander Valley Chardonnay
Chardonnay •Shadrach Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley
For many across the country who spent this winter huddled up against the infamous Polar Vortex, the promise of warmer weather is finally around the corner. Agent Red searched far and wide for a delightful white wine for the coming warmth, and today’s 2009 Alexander Valley Chardonnay from Munselle Vineyards fit the bill perfectly.
Today’s wine is incredibly elegant, with a lovely harmony of fresh fruit and terroir that lends itself to a vast array of light summertime meals. We paired ours with a fresh crab salad and couldn’t have enjoyed it more.
Give today’s wine a thorough cool down and you’ll be rewarded with a fantastic warm weather treat!
Pale gold throughout the glass, with just a touch of viscosity at the very edge.
Fresh fruit aromas of white peach, honeydew, and just ripened banana are rounded out by touches of honeycomb, slightly toasted oak, and subtle brioche.
Very well balanced on the palate, with fruit and terroir in perfect harmony. Fresh fruit of Anjou pear, white peach, and green apple are elegantly laid overtop hints of buttery brioche, vanilla bean, and toasted oak.
Smooth and luxurious, with a soft entry transforming into layers of subtle complexity as the finish lingers.
A fresh crab salad served atop arugula.
What the Winery Says
- Bret Munselle
- Silver Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
- Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Shadrach Vineyard
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Chardonnay
- Aged in 100% French oak