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.
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.
Fresh fruit flavors of green apple and citrus follow a bracing, mouthwatering acidity, leading to a clean dry, finish and a refreshing, lingering minerality.
Delicious as an aperitif, but its complexity and verve make this Sonoma County treat a great match with seafood and even pork or rotisserie chicken. From a state-of-the-art, “go-to” winery near the little town of Graton, this crisp yet creamy wine was produced with grapes grown in a heritage vineyard established nearly one hundred years ago. The care and expertise used to create the wine are evident in every sip.
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, Twin Bridges 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.
Argentina has been on a hot streak for more than 10 years now producing incredible wines for an amazing price. More and more people are turning to wines produced in Argentina on a daily basis. Case in point, if you love Chardonnay, our newest find, Viña Antigua Special Selection Chardonnay from Mendoza is perfect for you. A very well balanced wine with the optimal amount of green apple and pear notes with creamy layers and a vibrant but delicate finish that is absolutely pleasing to the senses. Not too oaky, not too buttery, not too acidic, just right.
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.
This is a sumptuous South African wine that is just right with mild preparations of shellfish, fish or white meats like chicken or veal. The wine’s silky texture also makes it a wonderful match with pâté or dishes featuring butter and cream sauces. Lemon curd and baked red apple aromas greet as you approach the glass and lead to bright lemon, apple and apricot flavors. This is a treat you’ll want to stock up on!
It’s dinner time and Thai food delivery is on its way. You’re really excited for some pad thai and spring rolls. Who wouldn’t be, right? Now it’s time to decide what to enjoy with dinner and an ordinary white wine just simply won’t do. Out of the corner of your eye a shiny blue bottle with a beautiful bird and flower grabs your attention. It’s Redbreast Riesling, an effervescent, slightly sweet, white wine dances with spicy foods such as Thai and Indian like the Argentine Tango. Flavors of peaches, tangerines, and melon along with a light and pleasing finish make this wine an absolute delight. After you’ve finished enjoying this delicious wine you can use the decorative bottle to put flowers in, creating a lasting memory of food and wine together.
Floral notes, not unlike acacia with a tinge of honey. Crisp with fresh apple flavors and a hint of lemon. Serve chilled. “veen-yuh-RAWN deh tehr seh-CREHT ki pree-SAY may-COHN vee-LAJ”
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.
Grown in a sunny, protected valley in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this treat showcases the flavors of a cooler weather Sauvignon Blanc, with a touch of Semillon for depth. Fresh and zesty with aromas of melon, freshly cut grass, green apple, sweet citrus zest and fig, this wine has a brisk acidity that carries its fruit and herbal flavors through a refreshing finish. Serve with fresh goat cheese, seafood or vegetarian dishes.
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.
This 2011 Sauvignon Blanc was crafted from select parcels of fruit from vineyards across South Eastern Australia. The wine colour is very pale straw with bright green hints. On the nose it shows strong aromas of fresh tropical fruits.