Since 1982, Stuhlmuller Vineyards has built a reputation as growers of world-class grapes, selling their coveted fruit to a number of top area wineries. By the mid-‘90s, Fritz Stuhlmuller was so inspired by the complex wines being made from his family’s vineyard that he established a small, artisan winery bearing the Stuhlmuller name.
In 2000 Stuhlmuller Vineyards built a new winery on the property, sustainably farmed and sized precisely to handle the small amounts of world-class, estate fruit the Stuhlmullers select to create their wines. Guided by gifted winemaker Leo Hansen, Stuhlmuller Vineyards handcrafts, small-lot wines that embody a rich, expressive charm, and a distinctive sense of place.
The nose of the 2018 Chardonnay offers dazzling aromas of fresh orchard fruit, including Asian pear, green apple and white peach, as well as richer notes of lemon curd, poached quince, hazelnut, a hint of herbaceousness, and a salty minerality. On the palate, flavors of spicy pear and nectarine are supported by seamlessly integrated oak and a backbone of acidity, resulting in a lovely texture, and along, resonant fish.