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Review: 2016 FEL Chardonnay Anderson Valley

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Did you know? “Fel” is Swedish for “wrong.”

Naming quirks aside, FEL’s 2016 chardonnay from the Anderson Valley region strikes hard with lots of sweetness up front, almost marshmallow-like, with creme brulee notes, before segueing strangely into some quite contrary notes — bitter lemon peel and some hints of canned green beans, giving it a real vegetal edge. The finish at last brings more acidity to play, a nice counterpart to the up-front sweetness, but balance remains elusive.

/ $29 / felwines.com

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Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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