Ancien | Carneros Chardonnay
This Chardonnay is announced by rich aromatics of melon, pear, and fig accented with Granny Smith apples and tangerine. Chalky, wet stone and graphite add nuance, topped with decadent creme brulee and brioche. Intense palate weight and luscious fruit tannins fill the mid-palate, finishing with mouth-filling minerality. Citrus flavors are intermixed with notes of peaches and cream, citron, and just a hint of pineapple. Cardamom and toasty biscotti notes liven the palate, leading into the finish which is long, layered, and complex. The tannins, minerality, and acidity that are the calling card of well-raised, true Old Wente Chardonnay are in full display.