Mission Codename The Gold Standard
Today’s 2011 Alexander Valley Chardonnay is a bit of a step back in time for our Agent Red. He began his Wine Spies career at Robert Young Estate Winery. After spending an afternoon tasting their wines and meeting the folks who craft them, he knew that he had found his calling.
And today’s wine is certainly one to convince you just how delicious California Chards can be. The wine is a beautiful golden color, with aromas of warm tropical fruit and honeycomb leaping from the glass, just enticing you to take that first sip. Once you do take that first sip, you’re greeted by a cascade of flavors, leading with baked pear and roasted almonds, and finishing with hints of clove and white pepper. This wine is one serious Chardonnay.
Please don’t miss out on today’s Alexander Valley gem - with only 50 cases produced, it won’t last long!
What the Winery Says
2011 Alexander Valley Chardonnay
- Kevin Warren
- Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
- Robert Young Estate Vineyard
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Clone 17 Chardonnay
- 100% Barrel Fermentation
- 14 months in 100% French oak