Great vineyard for Chardonnay (and Pinot Noir). From 50 year old vines (original 1966 plantings). Massive concentration for Chardonnay, not unlike Grand Cru Burgundy. Get apple butter, citrus extract, toasted brioche, cocoa, crushed white rocks, pear tart. Ripe fruits and savory earth sing together. And the texture is even more impressive than the flavors. Richness, high glycerine, full-bodied, luscious. Outstanding, and as good or better than all the $100+ Chardonnays made around the world.
Based in Napa, Pinot Noir-specialist Ancien acquires prime Pinot grapes from near (Carneros) and far (Willamette, Santa Rita Hills) to make distinctive and delicious Pinot Noirs in small amouunts, and even less Chardonnay. Having Ancien in your wine collection is a no-brainer if you love California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.