Ken Bernard’s who started his career at Truchard has been turning out stellar wines under his own “Ancien” label. This latest release offers power and opulence.
Melon, clementine, nectarine, yellow peach, figs, key lime, and lemon cream aromas are layered above brioche, cloves, cardamom, and crème brulleé. Powerful, ripe apple, pear, and citrus flavors coupled with minerality and lush textures of fruit tannins and lees present a palate that is both mouth-filling and lengthy. The fruit flavors and rich textures continue through the finish, uplifted by bright citrus notes and acidity. As the finish lingers, the wine strikes a compelling balance between texture, minerality, and acidity.
Ancien 2007 Chardonnay Carneros
Retail $35.00 – Golden Gate Wine Cellars $29.99