Wente Eric's Chardonnay 2016
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Small-lot estate-grown fruit creates pizzazz in the glass. This energetic, creamy white offers fragrances of magnolia blossom, lilac, McIntosh apple, and vanilla bean; mirroring the aroma, the taste profile is extroverted and gregarious with a range of food. I love the weightiness with a finish of white tea and flower petal tannins. Aged sur lie for four months in stainless steel tanks.
Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery, founded in 1883. Today, the winery maintains its leadership role in California winegrowing under ownership and management by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from nearly 3,000 acres of certified sustainably farmed vineyards to create an outstanding portfolio of estate grown wines. Located just East of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premier wine country destinations featuring wine tasting, The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, summer concert performances, and a Greg Norman designed golf course.
Today, Fifth Generation Winemaker Karl D. Wente carries on the family winemaking tradition. The Estate Grown wines are named after the unique growing conditions of the vineyards in which they are sourced. The Single Vineyard wines are named for the specific blocks in the premier estate vineyards located in the Livermore Valley and Arroyo Seco, Monterey regions.