12 Days of Drinks: Best of 2016 Whites Case
Your 12 Days of Drinks: Best of 2016 Whites Case includes two bottles each of:
Ballentine Vineyards Chenin Blanc - Napa, California
Ballentine Vineyards estate-grown Chenin Blanc grapes come from the famed Pocai Vineyard, where bale gravelly loam soil increases wine’s minerality. These vines are over a quarter of a century old, producing citrusy fruit with floral and zesty characteristics. Crisp and dry 2010 Ballentine Vineyards Chenin Blanc is lightly oaked, adding a lusciousness on the palate. Serve this Napa Valley classic chilled.
Yapa Chardonnay - Colchagua Valley, Chile
Produced in Colchagua Valley, Chile - Wine Enthusiast's 2005 Wine Region of the Year - Yapa Chardonnay is a fresh alternative to traditional white wines. Made from 100% estate grown Chardonnay fruit, this refreshing wine has balanced acids, flavors of pineapple, pear and apples, and a buzzing citrus zest. In Chile, Yapa means gift, and like a gift, this wine brings joy with every sip.
Cala De Poeti Vermentino I.G.T. - Tuscany, Italy
Made from 100% Vermentino grapes nourished by sea breezes in sunny Tuscany, 2015 Cala de Poeti Vermentino bursts with opulent flavor and a radiant freshness. This carefree Italian white is complex, with notes of peaches, flowers, sage, and rosemary, and a nice minerality. We love it chilled with chicken salad, and it’s lovely with any white meat or fish.
Les Chartrons Bordeaux Blanc - Bordeaux, France
While less than 10% of the wine produced in France’s historic Bordeaux region is white, connoisseurs seek these rarefied wines for their light and fruity profiles. 2015 Les Chartrons Bordeaux Blanc is a delicate and surprisingly complex white, with zesty flavors of citrus, grass, and gooseberry, which are mellowed by a lovely note of honeysuckle. This wine entices Sauvignon Blanc lovers, and perfectly complements dishes with fresh green herbs, lime, and garlic.
Cepage Sauvignon Blanc - Vin de Pays, France
There are many reasons to be a fan of Sauvignon Blanc. It is light, refreshing, vibrant, and versatile. Cépage Sauvignon Blanc hails from France, the white grape’s country of origin. With crisp notes of citrus and exotic fruits, Cépage is perfectly balanced with a sense of freshness and a lingering finish. This wine drinks brilliantly on its own, but truly shines when paired with fresh fish and creative salads.
Multiple Award Winner: Silver Medal, 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition; Bronze Medal, 2016 New York International Wine Competition
Voluptueux Sauvignon/Colombard - Cotes du Gascogne, France
Two classic French grapes work together in harmony to create a fresh and crisp white that will refresh any white wine lover. 2015 Voluptueux Sauvignon Blanc/Colombard offers the perfect balance of fruitiness and crisp acidity. It is extremely aromatic, with notes of citrus and exotic fruit that follow through on the palate with refreshing, long-lasting flavor. Serve it chilled with white fish, seafood, and appetizers.