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.
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.
Come try this fruit-driven white wine of character that's soft, approachable and very easy to drink. Its luscious golden color greets the eye, followed by enticing aromas of honey, pear and roasted almonds. Spicy stone fruit and pear flavors, with subtle hints of honeysuckle, lead to a very crisp finish and lingering aftertaste of guava.
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 charming and distinguished wine, from the Médoc region of Bordeaux in France, that you can enjoy young to its full fruitiness, or aged slowly allowing you to better experience the characteristics of its terroir. The expressive nose displays aromas of black fruits and spices. Fruit flavors are intense while remaining smooth and civilized with its fine tannins. Red-meat dishes are classic accompaniments.
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.
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.
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 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.
A truly exquisite Argentine Malbec created by award-winning California-based winemaker William Knuttel. The Tentadora Malbec benefits from the cool mountain air and dry summers of the Calchaqui Valley of Argentina, which stress the vines to produce rich, concentrated, flavorful wines. With the very first sip one discovers a rich, full-bodied mélange of blueberry and blackberry flavors with notes of spice, chocolate and earth.
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 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.