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.
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.
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.
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!
Vineyards of South Eastern Australia bask in the cool breezes that waft off of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, creating the perfect growing conditions for Australia’s white wine varietals. This Chardonnay is crisp in style with aromas of lemongrass and spring blossom. Flavors of sweet melon and ripe peach give this wine a delicate and creamy texture.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Portugal has a lot of exotic grapes that most people don’t get to experience and taste. Most of the grapes were native to the region and have shared heritage with Spain in the east. Most of these grapes are blended together and the results are quite delicious. Porta Da Ravessa is a white blend of Roupeiro, Fernao Pires and Arinto varieties. With these grapes Porta Da Ravessa has fruity and floral aromas that lead into rich, dry flavors citrus and stone fruit with vibrant acidity and a clean finish.
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.