FEL Wines

Anderson Valley Chardonnay

9.173 ratings
9.123 pro ratings
Anderson Valley, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

medium golden yellow; subdued aromatics, bruised Golden Delicious apple, pear, grapefruit pith, lees; medium body, a bit flabby, 13.8% ABV; whole cluster pressed into tank, fermented in neutral French oak, partial MLF, aged on the lees 9 months without bâttonage; past its prime; $32

medium golden yellow; subdued aromatics, bruised Golden Delicious apple, pear, grapefruit pith, lees; medium body, a bit flabby, 13.8% ABV; whole cluster pressed into tank, fermented in neutral French oak, partial MLF, aged on the lees 9 months without bâttonage; past its prime; $32

Feb 22nd, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

On the nose, Meyer lemon, honey notes, pineapple, green apple flesh with no skin, lime, melon, notes of orange citrus, spring flowers & jasmine

The body is light, slightly waxy, lemon, honeycomb, light green & red apple without skin, tropical melons, pineapple, yellow lilies and spring flowers. Beautiful round acidy. Great texture, length and understated polished finish.

Photos of; an arial view of the Cliff Lede tasting room and Estate vineyards, artwork for sale in their tasting room by former vocalist of Jefferson Airplane Grace Slick turned artist (Jerry Garcia), two hearts that decorate the tasting room courtyard and the outside terrace at Cliff Lede.

On the nose, Meyer lemon, honey notes, pineapple, green apple flesh with no skin, lime, melon, notes of orange citrus, spring flowers & jasmine

The body is light, slightly waxy, lemon, honeycomb, light green & red apple without skin, tropical melons, pineapple, yellow lilies and spring flowers. Beautiful round acidy. Great texture, length and understated polished finish.

Photos of; an arial view of the Cliff Lede tasting room and Estate vineyards, artwork for sale in their tasting room by former vocalist of Jefferson Airplane Grace Slick turned artist (Jerry Garcia), two hearts that decorate the tasting room courtyard and the outside terrace at Cliff Lede.

Oct 11th, 2018
Wine101Hamden

Creamy with crushed stone fruit. Elegant body.

Creamy with crushed stone fruit. Elegant body.

Dec 13th, 2017
Joyce Lin

Mineral, stainless steel, ripe fruit, Mayer lemon, stone fruit, slight buttery and oaky but not overpowering, med to med plus acidity. Not bad. Kinda fall short after taste.

Mineral, stainless steel, ripe fruit, Mayer lemon, stone fruit, slight buttery and oaky but not overpowering, med to med plus acidity. Not bad. Kinda fall short after taste.

Aug 10th, 2017
Phil Stice

All the goods. Apple skin, citrus, creamy texture. A great wine especially at the price

All the goods. Apple skin, citrus, creamy texture. A great wine especially at the price

Nov 27th, 2015
boyd pearson

Blew me away. Fantastic chardonnay.

Blew me away. Fantastic chardonnay.

Aug 31st, 2015
Jonathan Cristaldi

Writer First We Feast, LA Magazine, SOMM Journal

10

This is a damn steel at this price. Absolutely gorgeous baking spice nose and vibrant citrus and pear notes with a marvelous texture throughout and lengthy leesy finish.

This is a damn steel at this price. Absolutely gorgeous baking spice nose and vibrant citrus and pear notes with a marvelous texture throughout and lengthy leesy finish.

Feb 4th, 2015
Thomas Sorbo

Nice

Nice

Jun 12th, 2020
Tom Garland

Straw yellow color. On the nose: lemon, apples, caramel. Taste: peach, lemon, butter, apricot..light acidity

Lede family Moon Fantasy Masquerade dinner, Napa.

Straw yellow color. On the nose: lemon, apples, caramel. Taste: peach, lemon, butter, apricot..light acidity

Lede family Moon Fantasy Masquerade dinner, Napa.

Feb 10th, 2019
Loren Myers

Recommended and bought at Wine Goddess. Nice butter flavor. Bright.

Recommended and bought at Wine Goddess. Nice butter flavor. Bright.

Dec 31st, 2018