This 100% Chardonnay features bright, concentrated citrus, pear, green apple and nectarine fruit, with just a touch of rich oak. The wine lingers on the palate with the structure and acidity to provide for good longevity. Try it with cream based sauces or grilled Salmon. It's also great with creamy cheeses.
This classic California Chardonnay has delicious flavors of apple, nectarine and melon. A hint of toasty oak and vanilla adds depth and complexity, while a touch of acidity balances this refreshing wine that goes great with grilled or steamed seafood, especially shellfish.
River's End offers rich blackberry and cherry aromas with ripe fruit flavors complemented by hints of spice and vanilla from integrated oak. A Merlot that's a perfect choice for grilled portabello mushrooms, grilled chicken or ribs and a nice partner for tomato based pasta dishes. You'll want to stock up on this one!
Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. The 2012 Twin Bridges is a wonderful example of an ideal vintage from the Central California Coast featuring aromas of nectarine, mandarin, jasmine, lemon and lime zest, and just the right amount of honey, as well as a nice balance between crisp acidity and soft sweetness.
You’ll love this crisp, refreshing white wine gem from Alderbrook Winery. It’s extremely food-friendly and the perfect choice when entertaining good friends. Because of the winery’s unique locale at the convergence of the Dry Creek and Russian River valleys, Alderbrook’s vineyard enjoys the luxury of extended “hang time.” This produces more mature fruit, and results in rich, full-bodied flavor characteristics, qualities that are ultimately apparent in the wines.
An exquisite blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere fruit from head winemaker Carlos Gonçalves and the experts at Bodegas y Venedos de Aguirre, produced at their vineyards in the Maule Valley of Chile. The wine is Intense and complex with aromas of pepper, blackberries, red peppers and hazelnut, a good structure and velvety tannins. A perfect choice on special occasions, it makes an ideal accompaniment to roast beef, pork, pasta and fresh cheese.
Crisp flavors of grapefruit and green apple with notes of ripe fig are the most distinguishing charatceristics this fruit-forward, award-winning selection. Produced from a vineyard established more than 100 years ago by descendants of European winemakers, its grapes provide a marvelous complexity and balance. The winemaker recommends serving this delicate treat with grilled or sautéed seafood in a butter or cream sauce. And, it brings out the best in veggie dishes like spinach and cheese-stuffed pasta shells.
When it comes to pairing a good California Sauvignon Blanc with food, it is one of today’s most versatile varietals, and this 2012 River Crest vintage is no exception. The wine showcases aromas and flavors of summer melon, peach and citrus, which marry well with spicy foods, shellfish and light fish. At this price, it’s a wine of which you’ll want to have several bottles on hand, whether you’re sipping out on the patio at sunset, or friends are expected for dinner.
This is the debut of a California white wine blend from one of our favorite wineries. Crisp and light with a wonderful natural acidity due to its 85% French Colombard content. Opens with inviting fruit and floral aromas of white peach and sweet mango with subtle touches of fresh jasmine blossom and white chai tea. Ripe, juicy flavors include nectarine and grapefruit. A bright, slightly off-dry flavor profile lingers well through a clean, refreshing finish.
Take a flavorful journey with Wine Insiders to the estate vineyards in Italy’s Friuli Venezia Giulia region, nestled among gently rolling hills, cherry trees and acacia woods. The best Pinot Grigio is produced in the northern area of Italy, benefiting from the cooler climate. Handcrafted, small-lot Friuli Pinot Grigios such as the 2010 Ascevi Luwa Pinot Grigio “Collio” are a world away from the simple poolside pours with which the grape is often associated. Its bright and slightly flowery fragrance leads to a wine that is firmly structured, with a fresh palate that boasts minerals and citrus fruit.
This outstanding wine will stun you with its brilliant green-glinted yellow coloring. Aromas of white fruits like peaches and Granny Smith apples, as well as hints of citrus and box-tree, entice you into the glass where on the first sip, you’ll find a lively wine that leaves a long pleasant aftertaste.
An Australian blend of Shiraz and Barbera grapes, ruby red with purple undertones, this wine displays rich berry aromas and flavors of raspberry and blackberry (from the Shiraz), balanced by spicy and very slight peppery notes (from the Barbera) and subtle oak. This is a wonderfully soft and easy-drinking wine that's perfect for red meat dishes.
Here's a refreshing blend of Grenache Blanc and Viognier grapes from the winery’s vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley. Aromas and flavors exhibit herbs and spice that play nicely with food. The Grenache Blanc component adds acidity and structure to the wine, while the Viognier adds fruit on the palate and a tangible voluptuousness.
This is a great wine with inviting citrus, apple and pear aromas topped off by a light touch of honeycomb. On the palate a strong line of lemon and lime acidity is balanced by a rich texture and flavors of orange rind, apricot and passion fruit. A deliciously refreshing Sauvignon Blanc through to the long persistent grapefruit marmalade finish.
This lovely wine from Bayshore is produced from one of the first vineyards in California planted with Pinot Grigio that originally focused on dessert wines. That is until a wine importer, seeing the potential for table wines, used these grapes to launch a line of food-friendly table wines. Gorgeous aromas jump out of the glass and delicious flavors of melon, citrus and tangerine are completed by a refreshing thread of crisp acidity.