From Antinori's California arm comes a Chardonnay with rich style and personality. Aromatics of apricot and sweet white peach lead in towards a distinct, crushed stone minerality on the mid-palate. Flavors of baked apple and pear find a brightening edge of citrus as they flow towards a savory finish. No need to wait a moment, this is excellent now.
Since Marchese Piero Antinori first visited Napa Valley in 1966, he dreamt of making a California wine worthy of the Antinori name and family history. Having put roots down in the eastern hills of Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak appellation, he felt this impossibly rocky and hilly terrain was perfectly suited for making high-caliber wines that possess a distinct sense of style and place. The results speak for themselves. Antica is the true intersection of where Italy meets California, having taken 600 years and 26 generations of winemaking expertise and transporting that knowledge to a new and exciting terroir with rich winegrowing potential. It may have taken 40 years to turn his Napa dream into reality, but Antica is the realization of that vision. We invite you to close your eyes, count some sheep, and prove to your palate that dreams can come true.
This is a generous, layered white with lots of cooked apples and hints of coconut and vanilla. Full body. Phenolic tension, too. Lots of white pepper and saltiness underneath. Drink or hold.