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Ancient Oak Winery 2018 Chardonnay "Praxilla" Russian River Valley Sonoma

Master Sommelier Dan Pilkey
August 24th 2022 | 2 min

Praxilla was a Greek lyric poet of the 5th century BC, from Sicyon on the Gulf of Corinth.

She was one of few women poets and mostly wrote drinking songs. Befitting of course, this Chardonnay has a gorgeously creamy texture and tons of stone fruit and citrus flavor layers that are showing just a bit fresher than the Flyway Chardonnay. There’s a modest amount of oak that helps soften the wine and balance the fruit intensity. 

Melissa Siebert founded Ancient Oak to celebrate a Pinot Noir vineyard that her husband Ken's grandparents planted, and Melissa and Ken raised their kids on -- marking four generations on the land. The eponymous ancient oak presides over this vineyard. Winemaker Greg La Follette employs the same small-batch, hands-on, native-fermentation approach that he began as André Tchelistcheff's last pupil and developed and implemented as the founding winemaker of Flowers and Tandem.

Closure – Natural Cork

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