FEL Wines

Anderson Valley Chardonnay

8.912 ratings
8.87 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
Thomas Sorbo

Nice

Nice

Jun 12th, 2020
Rachael Doob

Creamy with some tropical fruit and steely minerality.

Creamy with some tropical fruit and steely minerality.

Aug 10th, 2017
Mauro B.

9,2

Jun 30th, 2018
Mike R
9.0

Mike had this 2 years ago

Mike had this 2 years ago

Feb 1st, 2019
Eric Urbani

Eric had this 2 years ago

Eric had this 2 years ago

Apr 22nd, 2018
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

8.3

Sarah had this 3 years ago

Sarah had this 3 years ago

Nov 3rd, 2017