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.
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.
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A dedication to quality from the vineyard to the bottle is reflected in this “growers lot” wine from the central California winemakers of Kalder. Served with your favorite roasts or slow-simmered meat dishes, this bold, rich treat will add a special touch to everyday dining or your most important occasions. Deep purple in color, its aromas and flavors of ripe plum and wild berry are carried by soft tannins through a clean, flavorful finish.
La Petite Tour wines were introduced more than 30 years ago. This blend of white grapes has remained the familys favorite. It was only made in small lots for their own table, until now. Exclusive to Wine Insiders, it is a delicately aromatic, medium-bodied wine with flavors of ripe pear and surprisingly bright citrus notes. And, it’s a versatile food wine, that pairs well with fish, grilled chicken or vegetables.
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A terrific wine with a crisp, fresh mouth-feel offering flavors of fresh citrus, white peach and herbal notes. Delicious as an aperitif, but the wine’s complexity and verve make it a great match with seafood, from shrimp and scallops to oily smoked fish like salmon and mackerel.
California Riesling tends to be softer and fuller, with more diverse flavors than a "typical" German Riesling. The family behind Hidden Leaf had owned the land for generations before deciding to turn a passion for wine into vineyards. Our expert panel found this 2011 vintage Riesling to be deliciously crisp with vibrant fruit aromas and subtle spice notes. Layers of apricot, peach and orange blossom intermingle with bursts of aromatic jasmine, making it a nice choice with white fish, pork or spicy Asian cuisine.
Here’s a versatile wine that complements most meat dishes. Bold enough to stand up to barbecued foods yet is a good choice with mild to medium cheese dishes. A medium-bodied yet stylish Merlot with rich aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum and currant, showing subtle hints of herbs. Created by one of California’s most revered winemaking teams and one of our favorite Central Coast wineries.
Both Zinfandel and Merlot are popular grapes on their own and this combination with Syrah proves that the sum can be greater than its parts. Concentrated blackberry and cherry aromas are joined by notes of black currant, plum, spice and violet. Fruit forward flavors are accented with a touch of sweet tobacco and spice. A smooth texture and ripe tannins make this wine very food friendly.
As the name says, this is a wine big on flavor and bold, with ripe flavors floating over a fine structure of natural fruit acidity. If you haven’t already tried it, there’s no better time than now. The Geja’s Big Bold Red is a feisty, impudent red with prominent, aggressive tannins that are fresh and forward. This is one wine you can enjoy every day of the week at a price that’s hard to beat.