Robert Young Estate Winery

Alexander Valley Chardonnay

9.14 ratings
-no pro ratings
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
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9.5

Sonoma 2019. Taste of Sonoma event. Loved!

Sonoma 2019. Taste of Sonoma event. Loved!

Sep 7th, 2019
Mark Flesher

Definitely not sub 90. Does it have that backbone and full throttle complexity of a Marcassin, Peter Michael, Aubert or Kistler chard? No. But, as far as Chardonnay goes this one is a pleaser at the $40 price point. Nose of basil and rosemary and limestone, honey and pear. Entry is rounded up front, entry with surprising acidity. Honey, peach, white wildflowers, honeysuckle, mango. Gets more mineral rich in the middle and finish. Impressive chard. I'd say this can hold 5 to 10 years easily.

Definitely not sub 90. Does it have that backbone and full throttle complexity of a Marcassin, Peter Michael, Aubert or Kistler chard? No. But, as far as Chardonnay goes this one is a pleaser at the $40 price point. Nose of basil and rosemary and limestone, honey and pear. Entry is rounded up front, entry with surprising acidity. Honey, peach, white wildflowers, honeysuckle, mango. Gets more mineral rich in the middle and finish. Impressive chard. I'd say this can hold 5 to 10 years easily.

Aug 17th, 2019
Mark Flesher

This wine does a good job of walking the tightrope between mineral driven and rounded. This wine has a nose of peach, citrus, some brioche. Enters very rounded: mango, honeydew, peach. This wine then goes to more of a mineral-driven middle with a steely character. Finishes with a sharp acidity, lime. Went really well with herbed chicken and an apple-cheddar-shallot-spinach salad with olive oil dressing. The remaining chards will be held a little longer. This wine is not as complex as the Barrel Reserve Chard for sure, but is a solid wine considering the price.

This wine does a good job of walking the tightrope between mineral driven and rounded. This wine has a nose of peach, citrus, some brioche. Enters very rounded: mango, honeydew, peach. This wine then goes to more of a mineral-driven middle with a steely character. Finishes with a sharp acidity, lime. Went really well with herbed chicken and an apple-cheddar-shallot-spinach salad with olive oil dressing. The remaining chards will be held a little longer. This wine is not as complex as the Barrel Reserve Chard for sure, but is a solid wine considering the price.

Mar 7th, 2019
Bob Boyle

Bob had this 8 months ago

Bob had this 8 months ago

Jan 5th, 2019