An exquisite Santa Barbara-style Chardonnay in which aromas of pear, apple and lemon blossoms aromas abound as one approaches the glass. Flavors of minerality, apricot and apple swirl and deliver a pleasing balance to the creamy oak and rich butter notes that round out the finish. Definitely a wine that will stand up nicely to oysters, steamed clams and mussels, as well as simple preparations of fish like sea bass or sole.
Here is an excellent wine for any roasted meat, or on its own when sharing the company of good friends. The wine’s power and structured tannins are perfect for the typical cuisine of northern Spain, which is heavy on the meat, whether grilled, stewed or roasted. Agent for Change Wines is a portfolio of wines produced to create awareness and raise funds for worthy causes.
An elegant, 100% Chardonnay wine that showcases bright, concentrated citrus, pear, green apple and nectarine fruit, with just a touch of oak to add richness to the palate, a perfect match for roast salmon. The exceptional grapes for this wine were grown on hillside vineyards in the cool Carneros region. It’s a growing area noted for its cool climate and low yields, being situated on the north side of the San Francisco Bay, and is well known for its Burgundian-style terroir.
Nestled away in the stunning Dolomite Mountains of northern Italy, not far from the country’s border with Austria, the Luisi Winery creates its own brand of magic from its lush vineyards. This very special Italian beauty showcases flavors of ripe apples and grapefruit with a delightfully crisp finish.
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.
The 2009 Mirage Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from San Lucas was blended with Paso Robles Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Petit Sirah to create a robust varietal blend. It is a readily approachable wine, that conjures aromas and flavors of luscious cherries and piquant blackberries as well as notes of sage, cedar; tar, pepper, nutmeg and mint, while its supple tannins hold the components together to create a wonderfully nuanced finish.
A gem of a wine from Martellotto Wine Productions, and winery owner Greg Martellotto, who’s intention is to make remarkable wines of consequence, consistency, value, and varietal expression. This 2011 Chardonnay features aromas and flavors of baked apples and pears. A broadened mouthfeel and yummy minerality combine with layers of vanilla, toast, and nutmeg, making it a splendid choice with full-flavored seafood and shellfish, as well as many veal and pork entrées.
This classic blend is from Entre Deux Mers, a sub-region of Bordeaux best known for its dry white wines. This gem features a combination of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and a small amount of Muscadelle (which adds a flowery/spicy note) resulting in a bright, refreshing wine with notes of zesty citrus, spring meadow, almond, spice and a hint of vanilla. It nicely pairs with freshly shucked oysters with a squeeze of lemon; sashimi or pan-fried sole or trout; or even salads.
Don’t miss this amazing Napa Valley red blend from Gamble Family Vineyards, a family run winery whose owners strive to make truly memorable wines that are both undeniably delicious and well balanced. The 2008 Heritage Sites Napa Valley Red delivers aromas of blackberry compote, black fig, allspice, and gingerbread cookies, with a hint of cola. Finely balanced between sweet and savory notes, this wine is very approachable, laden with spice and dark fruits.
A fresh, juicy German Riesling, with clean and complex flavors reminiscent of apricots, peaches and a light citrus note. The fine, tropical minerality characterizes this “terroir” wine, which is crisp and well-balanced on the palate, with a long finish.
This lovely wine opens with a very mild apple-like bouquet with a hint of lemon zest. Flavors feature a combination of pear and tangerine with a hint of honey, green melon, crisp apple and lime, a profile that makes it a delicious match for richer salads that include fish or meat, or a dish like seared tuna with mango salsa or lemon chutney.
The color is a bright ruby red and the nose is floral, intense and ample. The taste is warm, savory and silky, due to moderate tannins, with the floral scents coming through on the palate. It has a moderately long finish.