Antica Napa Valley

2017 'Mountain Select' Atlas Peak Chardonnay

Chardonnay •Antinori Family Estate

California: Napa Valley: Atlas Peak

Offer Expired:Jan 09, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Episode XVII

A long time ago, in a vineyard far, far away…

1385 Antinori family’s 26 generations deep winemaking history begins in Florence

1992 Piero Antinori expands to the US with their 8th global investment

2007 Inaugural vintage for Antica’s Napa Valley Chardonnay

2015 Vintage receives 94 points and a WIA award

2016 Vintage receives 94 points again

2017 Vintage no reviews, yet

Let’s do the rest of the math here… JUMP on this deal before it gets a big score again and becomes history!

To the collaboratively unified palate of our Tasting Panel, 2017 is THE BEST of this perennially popular bomb of a white. EXPLOSIVE quality as you would expect from the Antinori family, globetrotting artisans responsible for some of the greatest wines in the world. Entirely from the pampered high elevation Estate vineyards on Atlas Peak overlooking Napa Valley, with our secret deal here this superb Chardonnay is seriously underpriced. Take advantage, for today only!

Bright shimmering gold with silver streaks whirling in the core as the glass swirls. Intense stone fruits, crushed rocks, chamomile, and pineapple with sweet spices are some of the precursors within the inviting perfume. Once sipped, it morphs into a rich, creamy and gorgeously textured wine with robust acidity, and toasty oak nuance. On the finish, it gains depth and richness, while retaining its purity and vibrancy as it lingers long. Very long. Classically styled, this lovely Chardonnay needs a lavish seafood dish with balanced citrus and cream elements, such as linguine with scallops and a Meyer lemon beurre blanc.

Today, the Antinori legacy is overseen by Piero Antinori and his three daughters Albiera, Allegra, and Alessia. Together, they lead one of the most prolific fine wine empires in Italy, and their innovations played a large part in the “Super-Tuscan” revolution of the 1970s. Antinori is a member of Primum Familiae Vini, an elite association limited to 12 family-owned wineries, and also the 10th oldest family-owned company amongst all businesses in the world!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Bright shimmering gold with silver streaks whirling in the core as the glass swirls.

Smell:

Intense stone fruits, crushed rocks, chamomile, and pineapple with sweet spices.

Taste:

Rich, creamy and gorgeously textured with robust acidity, and toasty oak nuance.

Finish:

Gains depth and richness, while retaining its purity and vibrancy as it lingers long.

Pairing:

Classically styled, this needs a lavish seafood dish with balanced citrus and cream.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Marla Carroll
Chief Enologist
Renzo Cotarella
Estate Manager
Glenn C. Salva
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Vintage
2017
Appellation
Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
Alcohol
14.1%
Elevation
1,413-1,494 feet
Clones
4, 15, 17, 28, 76, 96, 108, 548, 809 and Wiemer
Aging
10 months
Barrels
50% new French oak

About the Winery

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