SHIP TO
Proceed to Checkout
loading cart
close

We have added the following products to your shopping cart from a previous visit:

Anapamu Chardonnay 1998

Anapamu Chardonnay 1998

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

Price: $15.99
Item No. 10353
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Due to El Nino climatic conditions were prevaldent in 1998, the cool spring resulted in a late harvest with small yields and grapes with concentrated fruit flavors. In order to preserve these sun ripened flavors, the grapes were pressed immediately at the winery, the juice was settled and fed directly into barrels for fermentation. The minimal handling by not crushing nor destemming the grapes maximizes flavors and minimizes bitter tannins from the skin and seed contact. The juice slowly fermented over the next five weeks predominantly in un-inoculated yeasts, thus adding complexity. We used mostly new American and European oak to compliment, but not overwhelm the fruit flavors of the wine. Malolactic fermentation added further layers of flavor and richness. The wine completed seven months of sur lie aging with periodic stirring, adding a creamy mouthfeel. The wine remained in the original barrels without racking until blending. The wine was minimally fined, but not filtered prior to bottling, this is to preserve the wines full flavors and texture.

Learn About Anapamu

Anapamu's distinctively styled wines showcase grapes carefully selected from quality vineyards in the Central Coast area of California. The sun-rich Central Coast is making a name for itself as a great wine-growing region by producing wines that exhibit unsurpassed quality and value.

Anapamu's wines are made from flavorful grapes (with a particular focus on award-winning Syrah) and are approachable and unpretentious.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

Read More About Central Coast

Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

Read More About Chardonnay

JPD1582_1998

About Professional Ratings

close
Please login or create an account to create a wine list.
close
close
New Arrival Alert
Also sign me up for Wine.com emails featuring deals, trends and new arrivals
Your alert has been added!

Remember, you can go to my account > my alerts to view/edit your alerts at any time (or click here if you want to see them now!)
Sign up and Save:

Be the first to know about new arrivals, recently rated wines and special promotions.


Sign up now to receive your welcome offer!

Email Address:
Verify Email Address:
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
Date of Birth:
(must be over 21)
 


Membership Benefits


  • • Unlimited FREE ground shipping.
  • • Fast & convenient delivery to your door.
  • • Shop with confidence, satisfaction guaranteed.

Ship on us for a month!

Start My Free Trial

After your free trial, Steward-Ship is just $49/year.

*Some exclusions apply

close popup