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2011 Chardonnay

 
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2011 ALEXANDER VALLEY CHARDONNAY

 
"This 2011 Robert Young Estate Winery Alexander Valley Chardonnay is quite showy with incredible tropical aromas of pineapple, guava, Meyer lemon and green melon and soft touches of orange blossom and honey. The French oak imparts a subtle toastiness, like roasted almonds, and creamy, nutmeg-spiced vanilla accompanying the bright fruit. The rich, golden color of this wine sets the perfect expectations of its complex and concentrated flavors. It's perfectly balanced witha  finish that lingers."       - Kevin Warren, Winemaker

 

REVIEWS & AWARDS FOR ALEXANDER VALLEY CHARDONNAY


Celebrating over a decade of 90+ point ratings!


2011 Alexander Valley Chardonnay

90 points, Wine Spectator, July 2014
Nicely oaky, creamy and seductive, with ripe pear, smoky oak and toasty vanilla scents that gain depth, length and nuance, lingering on the finish.  Drink now through 2018. -JL


2010 Alexander Valley Chardonnay

90 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, May 2013
Another deliciously drinkable Chardonnay from this fine estate. Shows the ripe tropical fruit and peach flavors the vineyard is famous for. Oak brings extra richness of buttered toast, but the whole is balanced with crsip acidity. Drink up. - SH


2009 Alexander Valley Chardonnay

91 points, Wine Spectator Magazine
An aromatic, perfumed and floral white, displaying spicy apricot, fig and honeydew melon notes that gain depth and persistence. Drink now through 2018. –JL 

90 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, May 2012
Sure is easy to like this Chardonnay, with its rich flavors of honey, pineapples, peaches, crème brulee, vanilla and cinnamon spice. It seems almost sweet, but zesty acidity and minerality pull it back into dryness and elegance. –SH

2007 Alexander Valley Chardonnay

Wine Spectator Insider, March 21, 2010 93:
Robert Young Estate Winery Chardonnay Alexander Valley 2007. $40 Retail.

"Rich and opulent, with layers of fig, melon and honeysuckle flavors that are full-bodied, silk-textured, long and persistent, unveiling the vineyard's purity of flavor. Drink now through 2010." ---James Laube
 

2006 Alexander Valley Chardonnay

90 Points, Wine Spectator

2006 Alexander Valley Chardonnay

92 Points, Cellar Selection Wine Enthusiast Magazine July, 2009 issue

2004 Alexander Valley Chardonnay

Wine Spectator, April 30, 2005, Rating: 92 points.
“92, Robert Young Chardonnay Alexander Valley 2004 $37. Ripe, with sweet fig, tangerine and melon flavors that are elegant and creamy. Neatly tapered, long and smooth on the finish, ending with a dash of hazelnut. Delicious. Drink now through 2010. 2,704 cases made.” –JL. Wine Spectator Magazine, April 30th, 2007

2003 Alexander Valley Chardonnay

93 points, 2 “puffs,” Connoisseurs’ Guide, October 2005
Leading with rich aromas of sweet cream, vanilla and optimally ripened apples, this impressively filled offering fans out on the palate with luscious flavors that build on the richness and very deep fruit of the nose. Although it is moderately full-bodied and wonderfully smooth in texture, it is also quite lively and keenly balanced throughout its considerable length.

2002 Alexander Valley Chardonnay

Wine Spectator, April 30, 2005, Rating: 92 points.
‘Rich and creamy, with tiers of buttery pear, hazelnut, marshmallow, anise and smoke, it shows off the ripeness of the fruit and pretty oak.
Drink now through 2008. 1,240 cases made.’ James Laube”

2002 Alexander Valley Chardonnay

Wine Advocate #157, February 2005.
Robert Young Estate Winery 2002 Chardonnay, Rating: 92 points.
“A beautiful nose of white currants, peaches, and pears is followed by a medium to full-bodied Chardonnay revealing loads of flavor, a beautiful texture, and a honeyed complexity.” –Robert Parker

2001 Alexander Valley Chardonnay

Wine Spectator ~ October 2003
93 Points A delicious Chardonnay the mixes ripe, vibrant, creamy pear, fig, honeysuckle and nectarine flavors with a light dash of toasty oak that adds a touch of hazelnut.

2000 Alexander Valley Chardonnay

Wine Enthusiast ~ Best of 2001
Editors Choice & Best White Wine Of The Year
96 Points The long anticipated wine from longtime grower-turned vintner swings for the fences. Begins with fascinating, complex aromas - highlighted by lees, pineapple, cinnamon, smoke and white chocolate - and dazzles with its sheer opulence. Everything come together in pinpointing harmony, right down to the mind-bogglingly beautiful finish.

Wine Country This Week - November 2002
94 Points A marvelous balanced wine with ripe apple and pear fruit on the opening, leading to a creamy center and a long refreshing finish. One of the best California Chardonnays I've tasted in a while - Larry Walker

Wine Spectator ~ June 2002
89 Points A bold, rich and complex wine, with tiers of ripe pear, spice, fig and a touch of bubble gum flavor. Light oak adds a subtle flavor dimension of complexity - J.L.

Sante Magazine ~ June 2003
Medium bodied and clean with vibrant fruit, ripe peach unsalted butter, orange creme brulee, sandlewood, and notes of roasted coffee bean; long tart finish

1999 Alexander Valley Chardonnay

Wine Spectator ~ March 2001
92 Points Ultraripe, rich and creamy, with exotic tropical fruit flavors of fig, guava, pineapple and pear accented by smoky, toasted oak flavors that linger, - J.L.
 
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