Añoro is a partnership between Master Sommelier Ken Fredrickson, and Ed Lehrman and Nick Ramkowsky, founders of Vine Connections, the leading national U.S. importer of fine Argentine wines. It spent 9 months in 70% French oak and 30% in stainless steel before bottling without filtration. The nose reveals a touch of oak, mineral, poached pear, white peach, and a hint of tropical aromas. Medium- to full-bodied on the palate, it is a harmonious effort with good integration of the oak and acid. Spice notes and round, savory flavors coat the palate leading to a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. At the asking price, it is a super-value in Chardonnay for drinking over the next 5 years.