2002 St. Innocent Anden Chardonnay
Each year the Chardonnay ripens at the same time as the Pinot noir block a few rows over. This may not seem amazing, but when the same area was planted to the 108 clone, it took two to three weeks after the Pinot noir was picked for the Chardonnay to barely get ripe. Anden Chardonnay is both fruit and texture driven. For me, great Chardonnay must have lovely fruit, acidity, viscosity, and complexity of flavor. The wood must be in balance and act to compliment the wine, not be "catnip for humans"....