Chris Baker Ancient Cellars Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2016

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by Chris Baker

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Ultra-rare Chardonnay from Oregon's #1 wine region (only 70 cases made!)

    • Chris is sneaking you something special – a limited-edition Chardonnay that dances between flavors of juicy citrus and creamy lemon bars, all wrapped up in a clean, zesty finish.

    • Your winemaker harvested your Willamette white from a 20-year vineyard in the middle of 100-point (and $100-priced) wine territory. But you’re a clever Angel – so you’re getting this delicious, top-shelf wine for a quarter of the price.

    • At only 70 cases made, this is a Willamette Chardonnay you won’t want to miss. And it’s begging for a big, indulgent plate of creamy fettuccine... or halibut with lemon. Maybe both. (Just to be sure.)

USA (Eola-Amity Hills (Willamette Valley))


Rich & Oaky White

12.50% Alc


Aging advice
Since I've held the wine for 1 year since bottling, it's well balanced now and ready to be enjoyed. That said, it has enough structure to last for years as well.

Serving advice
Chill, then remove from the fridge about 10-15 minutes before opening so that the wine warms slightly. Then simply open and enjoy! (As the wine warms up a bit, the aromatics will become more complex.)

Local food match
A personal favorite is halibut cheeks in a creamy white-wine-and-lobster sauce. It's an absolute pairing delight! But really, any light pasta or seafood dish is great - and anything from ceviche to grilled chicken would work well, too.