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.
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.
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.
Cannery Row is a stylish, classic California Chardonnay. With a score of 91 points, this delicious white won the Gold Medal in the Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2016. It offers fresh fruit aromas that lead to flavors of apple, nectarine, and ripe juicy melon. Oak aging adds hints of toasty oak and vanilla, giving the wine depth and complexity, while a balanced acidity keeps it refreshing.
Gold Medal Winner 91-Points - 2016 Critics Challenge Wine Competition
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.
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.
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.
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.