Walking the vineyards of Collio in the Lombardy region in Northern Italy is an experience like no other. Strolling down the rows upon rows of vines giving life to Glera, a very special Italian varietal when proper crafted with care, produces a unique sparkling wine. For those looking for a little more out of Prosecco, look no further. Our Cuvee Prestige bottling from Abbazia is produced in the charmat method, ensures a complex palate of flavors and tiny concentrated bubbles that give the wine its refreshing attributes. It is fruity and pleasant with flavors of pleasant golden apples and spring flowers coming together in a harmonious balance on top of a dry finish. Sparkling wine is no longer just for celebrations and is now considered an everyday delight. If you must celebrate an event or just the day, we can think of nothing better.
When we taste 1000's of bottles every year looking for only the very best, there is a lot of hit and miss when it comes to find balanced Chardonnays. It has to be just right and that is exactly what Snickerdoodle is, just right. The fruit is fresh with flavors of green apple, necatrine, and juicy melon. With only a small touch of oak, this wine remains crisp and refreshing with a perfect amount of linger in the finish. Purely delicious Chardonnay, a gem of a find from California. We know you are going to love it.
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.
Produced by Coli, a leading wine producer in Italy since 1926, this Pinot Grigio from the Pavia region inside of Lombardy defines what makes Italian Pinot Grigio great. With its sun laced days and cool winter nights, the grapes get special treatment from Mother Nature, allowing the grapes to ripen consistently, ensure the proper balance of flavors and acids, gifting us an amazing drinking experience. You can expect flavors of citrus zest, apples, pears, and nectarines that is accompanied by slight flavors of almond and ginger. We recommend serving this wine ice cold to maximize its refreshing attributes.
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.
Hailing from the cooler climate Basque region of Alava, this is the epitome of a refreshing summer white. Old-vine Viura (80%) meets Sauvignon Blanc that gave us the perfect blend for the Kepe Blanco. The result is a fresh tasting white wine full of tropical fruit notes and flavors like gooseberry and melon with a rich mouthfeel and a long leisurely finish to truly linger and make this wine absolutely perfect. It will make a beautiful pair for seafood, tapas or vegetarian cuisine. Simply fantastico!
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.
Chilean Chardonnays are different from the ones produced in California. Most chardonnays from Chile have a far closer zesty style than the creamy, silky style of their California counterparts. This is due to the grapes being picked earlier, capturing the green essence of the world’s most popular white wine varietal. Big Cirrus flaunts green apple and citrus zest flavors in a slightly vibrant but full mouth feel. The finish is clean and smooth, with a short linger on the palate. If you prefer Chardonnays of a crisper nature, then Big Cirrus Single Estate is your next white wine to try.
Rueda is situated in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula right between the two most famous Spanish wine growing regions of Ribera del Duero and Toro. The high plateau of this region produces long cold winter, short springs, and hot summers, which provides optimal ripeness to the berries. This perfect climate combine with modern winemaking techniques produces bright wines with character. Pale yellow with subtle golden hues, Blume flaunts juicy tangerine, orange peel and white flowers, with a slight hint of fennel to add a touch of sweet aroma. Body is medium and the finish is dry.
Viognier is not on the tip of everyone's tongue when you're choosing wines to enjoy. When you discover the power of Viognier's persuasion, you won't look back. If you love wines that are fruity with nice vibrancy and a beautifully floral nose, then MYTH is a Viognier you want to try. Flavors of peaches, apricots, Meyer lemons and hibiscus are with nice minerality and lush finish round out this particular offering from California. Pick a bottle up today or take two, just in case. MYTH will make you fall in love with Viognier.
Here’s a classic, fruit-forward Chardonnay that offers lush flavors of apple, citrus and melon with a note of hazelnut. It has a naturally crisp acidity that adds structure and carries the fruit flavors through a clean, dry finish. As a result, it makes an ideal choice for serving with fresh seafood or poultry, especially dishes featuring an herbed cream or butter based sauce. It is produced by one of the pioneer families of California’s Central Coast growing region, who started with a “pocket” vineyard in their backyard. Today, Treehaven Lane farms vineyards in Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Madera, growing wine grapes for some of California’s top rated wineries, as well as creating its own award-winning wines. The winery continues to be a favorite of our expert panel because of the consistent quality and affordability of the wines they produce.
Qapay Sauvignon Blanc is a classic example of what can be done with this popular variety in Central Chile. The grapes are exposed to wonderful sun and an almost greenhouse-like regularity of dry, hot days and dry, cool nights throughout the growing season--near perfect ripening conditions. The result is a clean, citrusy, lean and fresh wine. The nose is full of grapefruit and green apple followed by zesty flavors of green fruits, lime, and floral notes and a long, crisp finish. Outstanding as an aperitif or a cocktail wine, it is also ideal with salads using arugula, fennel, or roasted bell peppers, and is a refreshing companion for richer white meats like pork and lobster.
Moscato is an amazingly versatile grape. It can be produced dry or semi-sweet and each classification has it's own unique set of floral and fruit components that make it truly unique. Moscato produced in the new world style are semi-sweet fruit forward refreshing style that has lots of floral aroma attributes. MYTH is this kind of wine, flaunting peach and tangerine flavors, with honeysuckle and sweet flower aromas. Not only do they smell and taste amazing, they pair well with some of the world's most flavorful cuisine. You can match MYTH Moscato with Thai and Indian cuisine and anything with sweet and spicy flavors.
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.
The grapes that make up the blend of Maison Gourmand are picked at the perfect ripeness to ensure that the wine represents the true terroir of Southwest France. Sauvignon Blanc provides this Vin Blanc a subtle, fruity flavor profile with heavy notes of citrus. Adding 40% of Loin De L’oeil to the Sauvignon Blanc gives the wine a full-bodied mouthfeel providing a luxurious sensation on the palate. The end result is a French white wine that is round, audacious, and fresh. A perfect accompaniment to light seafood pastas and desserts like apple tart.
Portuguese white wines are not on the tip of most people's tongue and honestly, we are not sure why. We've carried a few Portuguese whites in the past and they have been big sellers. I assume it is because of the flavor profile and value combination that it delivers, its an easy choice to make. We welcome Longitude white to our lineup and it delivers with out a hitch. A crisp white that delivers flavors of melon, honey, and citrus with a vibrant but slightly weighted finish. Its a wine that at the price, is perfect for having around, chilled, ready to go at a moments notice.
Chardonnay is the world’s most versatile white grape with regards to the different characteristics it can display in the wine. It is highly dependent on two things—the growing region, and when it is picked. After that, the winemaker can choose different processes to shape the profile even more. The eventual end result is found in the bottle, making it difficult to hit the bullseye on the Chardonnay that best fits you. Within lots there are special groupings that winemakers covet more than others. These lots are isolated and bottled separately, also known as Winemaker Select. With this in mind, we offer our sister label of our ever-popular California Cabernet, Bear Hug Winemaker Select California Chardonnay. From the first sip, you will find flavors of green apple, nectarine, honeysuckle, and melon, all in a perfect harmonious balance.
White Bordeaux is not on most people's wine radar, but we get excited for white Bordeaux. For us, it has everything we love about Sauvignon Blanc, while adding complexity that true enthusiasts can appreciate. When we found Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc, we were blown away by the balance. It is delicate, with levels of finesse layered into its pale straw color. Attractive flavors of zesty citrus, fresh grass, gooseberry, and honeysuckle yield generously after every sip. This is a limited wine that must not be missed.
Produced in Wine Enthusiast's Wine Region of the Year in 2005, Yapa Chardonnay from Colchagua Valley, Chile is a fresh alternative to traditional Chardonnays. Made form 100% estate grown Chardonnay fruit, this Chardonnay is refreshingly crisp with balanced acids, tropical and white fruit flavors of pineapple, pear, and apples with buzzing citrus zest. In Chile, Yapa means gift and this is truly a gift to the senses bringing joy with every sip.
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.
Domaine De Ménard has been producing wines and cultivating vineyards in Gascogne since 1920. Since then, generations of family winemakers have produced wines and numerous awards have been earned in international wine competitions every year. Located in Southern France, this white blend represents the style of vibrant French wines that come from this region. A blend of Colombard, Sauvignon, and Gros Manseng, all local varieties, this wine is aromatic, elegant, and crisp, with tropical fruit notes, pineapple, and grapefruit, with subtle green flavors of bell pepper. We recommend this wine with any of your favorite shellfish dishes.
The Cotes du Gascogne is home to some very sought after white wines. Usually blends, these lovable white wines are crafted uniquely by some of the France’s prestigious châteaux, including Château de Cèdre, the producer of this wonderful white blend. Blandine Le Blanc is a blend of 60% Colombard and 40% Ugni-Blanc and is crafted from vines that are up to 30 years old, adding complex layers of flavor to the wine. The end result is an easily enjoyable white wine that is beyond basic. Elegant flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, and tropical fruits, with subtle green bell pepper, along with enticing aromatics, round out this fantastic white wine from Southwest France. Enjoy Blandine Le Blanc with an array of seafood, poultry, and light summery dishes.
From its glowing, straw-like hue, to its fruity and floral aromas, to the delicious flavors of green apple, melon and lemon zest, to the vibrant and refreshing finish, fresh and dry Cantus Bianco is made to give you everything you want in a white wine.
A fun and spritzy white wine from Lomdardia providence in Northern Italy. With concentrated flavors from the sun-soaked days and cool nights, the result is a beautifully floral and sweet white wine that is ideal for an aperitif or with a delectable dessert.
Portugal is truly a wonderland of exotic grapes that many in America have never been exposed to before. This Albarrada white, an exclusive wine, is a great example. Bringing together two white grapes native to Portugal, Roupiero and Rabo-de-Ovelha, that most Americans have never sampled, this exotic wine is a great way to be introduced to the wonderful grapes of Portugal. The Vinho Branco (white wine in Portuguese) from Albarrada is a crisp and refreshing white blend. Rabo-de-Ovelha is a beautiful blending grape, that normally is bold untethered and the Roupeiro provides a maturity and subtlety that makes the whole blend simply extraordinary.
The Colchagua Valley has become an esteemed and innovative winemaking region, with an ideal climate for the production of world class white wines. So good in fact, that it was awarded Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2015. The Camartina Estate Bottled Chardonnay is a smooth and well-rounded wine with moderate acidity, aromas and flavors of tropical fruit and some lean pear with a clean minerality. Perfect for full-bodied fish, creamy seafood recipes, and white meats as well as corn-based dishes.
Like a suit that fits so well it’s actually fun to wear, fresh and dry Bertoli Bianco is tailored to be everything you want in a white wine. The color is pale and straw-like. It has pleasant, fruity and floral aromas. The flavor hints at green apple, melon and lemon zest; and the finish is vibrant and refreshing. You’re sophisticated now. Enjoy it.
This spritzy and light-hearted moscato joins us from northern Italy’s esteemed Pavia region. Villa Amoroso Moscato offers a floral feel with sweet peach and citrus flavors. Let this festive white bookend any meal, serving it chilled as an apertif or with dessert.
This wonderful Chardonnay is a limited production wine created as a tribute to one of California's pioneering vineyard families. It has a refreshing "say no to oak" style – bright and light with citrus, apple and tropical fruit aromas and flavors. A gentle acidity adds structure while allowing the delicate fruit flavors to shine. Versatile and food-friendly, it makes a good choice with seafood, poultry, or pasta dishes with butter-based sauces.
Most people do not consider German wines when making their choice of wines to drink on any given occasion. I ask you, why not? Germany produces high quality wines that are for the white wine lover who enjoys crisp acid-driven whites. Baron Kokot is a white wine from the Mosel region which is known for wines of perfect balance of fruitiness and acidity. It is vibrant and slightly sweet, making it the perfect complement to Thai and Indian dishes as or standing alone as an aperitif.
Vinum Africa is a winery that loves a challenge. So when they looked at Chenin Blanc, the former “ugly duckling” of Stellenbosch, they knew they could make great wine from the oft neglected grape. Once again, they stepped up and performed beautifully. At one sniff of the one, one can already sense the elegance and vibrancy it possesses; the notes of white petals and crisp citrus are sure to excite. The palate has layers of fresh lime and gentle spices all underscored by fruit. The fruit finishes with a refreshing minerality the lets the wine resonate. The Chenin Blanc is highly versatile and may go best with somewhat exotic cuisine; Thai or Indian perhaps?
This Kiyapura product is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, and is a classic example of what can be done
with the variety in Central Chile, a region becoming renowned for its Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are exposed to wonderful sun and an almost greenhouse-like regularity of dry, hot
days and dry, cool nights throughout the growing season--near perfect ripening conditions. The result is a clean, citrusy, lean
and fresh wine. The nose is full of grapefruit and green apple followed by zesty flavors of green fruits, lime, and floral notes
and a long, crisp finish. Outstanding as an aperitif or a cocktail wine, it is also ideal with salads using arugula, fennel, or
roasted bell peppers, and is a refreshing companion for richer white meats like pork and lobster.
If you love crisp refreshing white wines like Pinot Grigio, you need to try this wine. Made from a blend of some of Italy’s most beloved grapes including 70% Trebbiano Bianco, Val Di Botte Toscana Biano has everything you could want in a white wine. The color is pale, straw like. It has pleasant, fruity aromas with hints of fresh flowers. It is fresh and dry, with intense fruits flavors like green apples, melon, and lemon zest with a vibrant and refreshing finish. Toscana Bianco is perfect for fresh fish and seafood dishes.
There are many reasons to be a fan of Sauvignon Blanc. It is light, refreshing, vibrant and pairs well with so many situations. It is grown all over the world and within each of the small regions, Sauvignon Blanc grapes adopt a unique style each their own. Cépage Sauvignon Blanc is from France, the origin of Sauvignon Blanc where the ideal weather allows for grapes to adopt a very expressive style. Revealing notes of citrus and exotic fruits, Cépage is perfectly balanced with a sense of freshness and a lingering finish. This wine is drinks brilliantly on its own but when paired with fresh fish and creative salads, it truly shines.
Some sparkling wines are perfect as an aperitif and some are perfect with dessert. This unique wine happens to be both. Produced in Piedmont, the same region that produces coveted truffles and sought after cheeses and meats. This moscato-based sparkling wine carries a D.O.C.G rating, the highest level of wine certification from the Italian National Government, ensuring that this wine is of the utmost top-tier quality.
A light and distinctive sparkling wine is that is perfect for pairing with sponge cake, soufflés, fruit salads, and strudels, among the many other tasty treats we enjoy. It’s delicate, floral, and fruity nature is perfect for anyone to enjoy anytime.
Buying a bottle of Chardonnay shouldn’t be complex. The world loves Chardonnay because of its clean, fruity, yet dynamic characteristics. It is just an all-around great wine. Light in body with a delightful pale yellow hue, the 2014 Leaping Horse Vineyards Chardonnay is bright and crisp from start to finish. It has citrus highlights to green apples and tropical fruit aromas and flavors. The finish hints to a bit of lemon zest and a tight minerality that is enjoyable and refreshing. This wine is excellent with vegetarian pastas, herb roasted chicken, grilled salmon, barbecued scallops or a seafood pasta in cream sauce.
Washington state is known for making wines of a richer style showcasing the power of the fruit while still showing finesse and balance. Due to Washington State’s Cascade mountain range, the surrounding valleys get intense sun and cool pacific winds optimizing ripeness and sugar levels. The end result of mother nature’s pixie dust sprinkled over the Evergreen State shows brightly in Myth, our newest Riesling. Enticing aromas of nectarine, apricot, and honey fill your nose. Flavors of honey-crisp apple, honeycomb, and stone fruit caress the taste buds. Riesling is inherently versatile, letting you enjoy this wine at a cocktail party or with Thai and Indian inspired cuisine.
This is a clean, citrusy, lean and fresh white wine. Carma Sauvignon Blanc’s nose is full of grapefruit and green apple, followed by zesty flavors of green fruits and lime, floral notes, and a long, crisp finish. This versatile sauvignon blanc is outstanding as an aperitif or cocktail wine, and also a refreshing compantion to arugula salads and richer white meats like pork and lobster.
Just south of Milan close to the Italian Alps and boarding Alto-Adige, probably the definitive source for the world’s best Pinot Grigio, is where Val di Botte sources the amazing grapes that produce this exquisite white wine. This low alcohol balanced acid driven Pinot Grigio flaunts citrus zest, apple, pears, and nectarine flavors mingling with slight almond and ginger notes. The quintessential summertime wine, it is light, refreshing, and perfect for the season. We recommend this wine served ice cold to maximize the crispness.
Sauvignon Blanc has quickly become the signature grape of Chile. Crisp and refreshing, a good Chilean Sauvignon Blanc is something to be treasured. The Camartina is one of the best Sauvignon Blanc from Chile that we've had the fortune to taste. Made from perfect fruit that comes from an estate vineyard in the Colchagua Valley, the Camartina is extraordinary. Tropical fruit aromas abound immediately in this wine tempered by the slightest bit of herbaceousness and green chili. Refreshing and balance, these flavors intertwine nicely on the palate. A beautiful aperitif or an accompaniment for a light starter or seafood dish.
In 2014, Portugal was home to the #1 wine in the world as rated by Wine Spectator Magazine. So it is easy to say that they are on the verge of being a powerhouse of wine quality that rivals premier regions like Napa Valley and Bordeaux, France. Portugal has some unique grapes when blended together, produce awesome results. Here is a unique white blend of Roupeiro, Fernao Pires and Arinto grapes. They produce a wine with deliciously fruity and floral aromas that lead into rich, dry flavors of citrus and stone fruit with vibrant acidity and a clean finish.
Nectarine, citrus, white pepper and green flavors in a dry, crisp vibrant white.