Anakena Chardonnay Rapel Valley 2010

Member Review by zinfandel1:

Bought this wine when I was visiting in Florida. Totally forgot about it until now. A light straw color, aroma of tropical fruits with orange and melon more dominate. On the palate the fruits came out but were muted. Because of the color, I was looking for oak but it wasn't there. Enough acid makes this a nice food wine but can do well on its own. I thought I was drinking a more expensive Chardonnay.

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Anakena:
In the Rapel Valley, at the foothills of the Andes Mountains, school friends Felipe Ibáñez and Jorge Gutiérrez founded Viña Anakena. Their project was to be exceptional and nothing should be left to chance. Convinced that to achieve distinction they must offer the highest quality, they scoured the celebrated wine-producing regions of the world, soaking up the cult... Read more
In the Rapel Valley, at the foothills of the Andes Mountains, school friends Felipe Ibáñez and Jorge Gutiérrez founded Viña Anakena. Their project was to be exceptional and nothing should be left to chance. Convinced that to achieve distinction they must offer the highest quality, they scoured the celebrated wine-producing regions of the world, soaking up the culture and the most up-to-date winery techniques, and found out what was expected of the wines from this remote but well-endowed land. Thus in 1999 the first vineyards were planted in Alto Cachapoal; today Viña Anakena has 155 planted hectares in the Cachapoal Valley, 128 planted hectares in Leyda —San Antonio Valley—, 70 planted hectares in Cerro Ninquén —Colchagua Valley—, and 60 hectares in Las Cabras, Rapel Valley. Anakena wines are exported to more than 40 countries around the world and are constantly praised by the most demanding experts. Read less
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Snooth User: zinfandel1
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3.00 5
10/29/2012

Bought this wine when I was visiting in Florida. Totally forgot about it until now. A light straw color, aroma of tropical fruits with orange and melon more dominate. On the palate the fruits came out but were muted. Because of the color, I was looking for oak but it wasn't there. Enough acid makes this a nice food wine but can do well on its own. I thought I was drinking a more expensive Chardonnay.


Snooth User: spikedc
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3.00 5
01/11/2012

Gold straw like colour. On the nose slight Apricots and Oranges although not jumping out, a little buttery. It was a fairly muted smell. and I think the overriding aroma from being a unoaked wine was that of citrus fruits. Taste was very acidic but in a good way, fresh and the fruits were very evident especially Oranges. The alcohol came through after but didn't ruin the taste.


Snooth User: Dottie Lake
114919354
5.00 5
10/15/2012

Chardonnay is my favorite and this one as well, but with a hint of Apricot - although a bit more acidic but exquisite.


Snooth User: HayashiKana
79229741
4.00 5
03/20/2011

ちょっと果物みたいな酸味があって好き。


Snooth User: Katiesburnett
90701519
4.00 5
08/03/2011

I picked this up at Total Wine in Atlanta while I was there on business. I liked the little blurb (which I cannot remember now) so I bought it. I really like this wine. It is much more acidic than your usual Chardonnay. The apricot taste is very apparent from the first sip. It was an unusual surprise.




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