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.
Washington State is the definitive source for amazing Riesling in the United States and this Riesling based white blend from Cameron Hughes Winery is no exception. It’s blend of crisp acidity and sweet fruit make it a delightful summertime sipper. Uplifting nose of apricot, banana, and lemon custard take lead in the flavor. Tastes sweet on the front end but finishes much drier with a balanced and juicy texture. A true delight and real crowd pleaser.
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.
Pinot Grigio is one of the ultimate summer wines. It is refreshing, crisp, with loads of fruit flavors that can take a cocktail party or elegant meal to the next level. California is known for Pinot Grigio, and one of the pioneering wineries in California has released their 2013 vintage of Pepi Pinot Grigio. Produced from vineyards in California’s booming Monterey and Sacramento Delta, this Pinot Grigio generously gives flavors of white flowers, pear, and citrus with a clean and refreshing palate. With back to back award winning vintages under Pepi’s belt, this 2013 vintage is going to surely be a crowd pleasing favorite.
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. This stunning Spanish white scored 91 points in the 2014 Ultimate Wine Challenge and a Bronze medal in the Decanter Wine Awards 2014.
Mendoza 20 years ago was a tiny town nestled against the towering Andes Mountain Range separating Argentina and Chile. A lot can happen in 20 years when a reputation of producing wines of a high caliber attracts lots of attention. Fast-forward to today and Mendoza is a mecca of Beautiful wines with rustic charms, making wines to that rival Napa and Bordeaux. Cascada Peak Chardonnay is produced by the Polliani Family with generations of wine making under their lineage. This Chardonnay bears ripe tropical fruits of pineapple, melon, and banana, all touched by a silky but vibrant mouth feel and a finish of vanilla that is to die for.
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.
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.
South Africa and Chardonnay aren't usually associated together, but they really should be. The beautiful simplicity of this wine is a refreshing reason why South African wines should be savored. It's vibrant, that's for sure. It has enough acidity to cut through the creamy shellfish pasta dishes we love. And its silky and balanced mouthfeel make grilled salmon its perfect complement. Flavors of pear, apple, with hints of pineapple, justly make this wine a sheer delight. This is destined to be one of your new favorites.
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.
For more than forty years, Pepi has been a
pioneer in California white wine. From the
cool coastal vineyards of California comes
lively fruit that beckons you to a picnic or a
day at the beach.We strive for a balance of
flavor, acidity and fruit that reflects our
cool coastal vineyard sources. Our Pepi
Chenin Blanc-Viognier is a perfect wine
for a light afternoon lunch. Our Chenin Blanc-Viognier is an appetizing
blend of these two under-appreciated
grapes. The Chenin Blanc supplies the
backbone for the wine and displays sweet
honeysuckle notes, while the Viognier
allows for spicy expressions of peach and
other fruit nectars. Crisp and clean, this
wine has a refreshing and spritzy finish.
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.
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.
For a beautiful summer’s day, nothing is more enjoyable when it comes to sipping wine than a glass of refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from California. Our newest find, 2013 Pepi Sauvignon Blanc happens to come from one of our favorite innovative California producers, Pepi, who sources grapes from the cool climate Clarksburg and Lake County growing regions to produce this light and refreshing white wine. This Sauvignon Blanc has notes of vibrant grapefruit and zesty citrus, accompanied by slight green flavors to round it the refreshingly crisp mouthfeel. It compliments a cocktail party or light fare dinner. Pepi has back to back vintages of award winning wines and we are confident that the 2013 will surpass expectations and become a crowd-pleasing favorite white wine.
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.