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Ancien Wines Chardonnay 2016

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750ML / 14.1% ABV
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750ML / 14.1% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Notes of ripe apple and honeydew melon greet and are delicately perfumed by notes of freesia and citrus blossom. Brighter notes of lime and Meyer lemon match the refreshing acidity of this wine, balanced by a creamy palate and leading to a finish that will continue to lengthen in the coming months. A wonderfully textured and vibrant Chardonnay displaying the best Carneros has to offer.

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WE 93
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This floral white is rich and textured, with lovely layers of integrated oak, Meyer lemon and melon. The balanced palate is accented by anise and a lasting note of wet stone.

W&S 91
Wine & Spirits
There’s a Marcona-almond savor to this rich, toasty wine. Its peaches-and-cream notes give the wine a fine texture while a haunting bitterness in the finish brings you back for another sip—especially if there are Marcona almonds around.
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Ancien Wines are made by Ken and Teresa Bernards. Ken focused on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the 7 years he spent at Domaine Chandon - as Research Enologist and later as Associate Winemaker. Afterward, he honed his skills making the wines at Truchard Vineyards for four years, leaving after the harvest of 1997 to focus on Ancien. He continues to work as a consulting winemaker for a number of wineries. Teresa posesses many years of experience in all aspects of the wine industry, most recently serving as Associate Winemaker at Domaine Carneros.
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Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse, Carneros is set in the rolling hills that straddle the southernmost parts of both Sonoma and Napa counties. The cooling winds from the abutting San Pablo Bay, combined with lots of midday California sunshine, create an ideal environment for producing wines with a perfect balance of crisp acidity and well-ripened fruit.

This cooler pocket of California lends itself to growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Carneros is an important source of sparkling wines made in the style of Champagne as well.

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

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