Antica Napa Valley
2015 Napa Valley Chardonnay
Chardonnay •Antinori Family Estate
California: Napa Valley: Atlas Peak
We’re proud to bring you today’s wine, and we sincerely hope that you have the opportunity to take some home.
Join us in celebrating this year’s Wine Intrigue Awards Winner for Top Napa Valley White Wine of the Year. This spectacular wine beat out every other Napa Valley white to take this top spot. This beautifully crafted Antinori 2015 Antica Chardonnay is one special wine. James Suckling, who awarded this wine a stellar 94 point score calls this wine “Fascinating”.
This Chardonnay is inviting with its jewel-like clarity and pale straw hue (with a tinge of chartreuse). The nose is fragrant and perfumed with sur lees quality, toasty coconut, floral aspects of gardenia and jasmine, with apple for the fruit component. Taking a sip, the apple becomes more pronounced and stonefruit-like as quince and loquat join the mix. The oak provides dried, toasted coconut shavings and a nice vanilla twist. Neither lean nor flabby, this Chard is perfectly balanced with a sensuous mouthfeel that evenly coats the palate and provides a gratifying finish. For a guilty pleasure, go for a salad with diced chicken tenders, iceberg lettuce, and a healthy serving of buttermilk dressing.
The Antinori family has been making wine for an incredible 26 generations. Their family name is equated through the world with superior quality and winemaking excellence, though those terms do little to underscore just how fantastic - and in demand - all Antinori wines are.
630 Years of Winemaking Excellence
The Antinori family’s winemaking history has been synonymous with the famed wine growing regions of Tuscany and Umbria since its inception more than six centuries ago when Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered the “Arte Fiorentina,” the Winemakers’ Guild of Florence, in 1385.
Today, the Antinori legacy is overseen by Piero Antinori and this three daughters, Albiera, Allegra, and Alessia. Together, they oversee one of the largest wine companies in Italy, and their innovations played a large part in the “Super-Tuscan” revolution of the 1970s. Antinori is a member of the Primum Familiae Vini. The company is the 10th oldest family-owned company in the world!
We’re sorry that we could not get more of this wine and we sincerely hope that you are able to partake in our offer.
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
James Suckling - 94 Points “Oyster shell and cooked apple with hints of lemon follow through to a full body, tangy fruit, and a flavorful finish. Minerally. Fascinating. Drink or hold.”
Jewel-like clarity and pale straw hue (with a tinge of chartreuse).
Sur lees quality, coconut, gardenia, jasmine, and apple.
Apple, stonefruit, quince, loquat, dried toasted coconut shavings, and vanilla.
Perfectly balanced with a sensuous mouthfeel that evenly coats the palate and provides a gratifying finish.
Perfectly paired with BetterBeGrilled’s Mango Fish Tacos, which will be nicely complimentary as both have fruity any creamy notes.
What the Winery Says
- Melissa Apter Castro
- Atlas Peak, Napa Valley