Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Chardonnay 2018
Hazelnuts, smoke, roasted nuts, caramel and yellow stone fruits all meld together in Anderson's 2018 Chardonnay. This wine was fermented in 100% French Oak barrels with no ML fermentation and aged sur lie. The result is a classic Burgundian-style Chardonnay. A powerful, deep wine to drink now and over the next few years.
Separated from the Napa Valley floor by a north/south running ridge, the world-renowned wineries of Joseph Heitz and Joseph Phelps are located on the west side of this ridge and the Anderson's Estate Vineyards are on the east side at a perfect elevation of 400 feet.
The vineyards not only enjoy Napa Valley's superb microclimate, but share the same Bale Loam Series as are found on the famous Rutherford Bench. This combination of clay-loam soil and microclimate produces up to 106 tons of exceptional fruit each year. One from which a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style blend, called Éloge, can be artfully handcrafted.