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Alexander Valley Gewurztraminer Mendocino 2014 Product #29940 (In Stock)
Alexander Valley Gewurztraminer Mendocino 2014 Alexander Valley Gewurztraminer Mendocino 2014

A delightful, very aromatic, treat from a winery better known for Cabernet and Zinfandel.  From a tiny vineyard in Medocino, this serves up extravagant aromas of white fruit, lychee fruit, ginger, and baking spice.  On the palate, it's rich and loaded with grapefruit and pear flavors to go with the gingery spice and then turns very dry, even crisp, on the finish with ginger and rose petal notes lingering behind.  Fun stuff and a terrific value.  Try it!

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Villa Dria Gascogne Blanc Colombard Sauvignon 2014 Product #30562 (In Stock)
Villa Dria Gascogne Blanc Colombard Sauvignon 2014 Villa Dria Gascogne Blanc Colombard Sauvignon 2014

The motto here is “Gascony seen by a feminine point of view.”  Other than the fact that the estate is led by women, I’m not sure what that really means, but this is a heck of a delicious white for Spring and Summer sipping.  The blend is 80% Colombard – the main white grape in Gascony – for bright acidity and round texture and 20% Sauvignon Blanc for a big burst of fruit and touch of fresh hay.  The fruit flavors coat your palate with ripe green melon, golden apple, and orange/tangerine flavors set off by lemony acids, a dash of minerality, and a whiff of fresh cut grass.  A great summer sipper that delivers Sauvignon Blanc-like flavors that have been softened and tamed by the Colombard.  Yummy with salads, asparagus, shellfish, or just to sip on its own.

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Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2015 Product #30615 (In Stock)
Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2015 Dom Bernier (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2015

The brothers Couillaud are among the most outstanding winegrowers of the western Loire Valley.  And while their Muscadet is terrific, it was this complex and distinctive Chardonnay that captured our attention.  The 2015 harvest yielded plump, ripe, Chardonnay fruit with plenty of heft and balancing acidity.  They fermented about 8% in barrel and the rest in concrete tanks, allowing all of the wine to go through malolactic fermentation.  The result is an amazingly rich, creamy, almost Meursault-like Chardonnay with the zesty cut and minerality of a top Chablis.  Honey, cream, chalk, and tart green apple aromas and flavors are delivered with nice energy and drive and linger on a long, mouthwatering, brilliantly complex finish.  A tad richer and deeper than the 2014, but just as pure and mineral and delicious.

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Ch Haut-Pasquet Bordeaux Blanc 2015 Product #30677 (In Stock)

Back in the old days, pretty much all white Bordeaux was a blend of the region’s three complementary grapes:  Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle.  As Loire Valley and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc became more popular in the 1980s, Bordeaux growers began phasing out first Muscadelle (too hard to grow) and then Semillon (usually pulled up in favor of Cabernet and Merlot).  The resulting Sauvignon-dominant (or 100% Sauvignon) white Bordeauxs can be a lot of refreshing, pool-side, fun – but they lack more traditional wine’s complexity of flavors and mellow, food-friendly, textures.

So, finding a traditional blend like this one is a real treat, especially at this great value price.  Give it a swirl and you’ll find a classic white Bordeaux nose of lemon/tangerine fruit, grapefruit pith, a bit of fresh mown grass, and the note of wet wool that Semillon brings to Bordeaux.  With air, a note of passion fruit and crushed savory herb emerges.  It’s light to medium-bodied and very fresh and happy in the mouth with flavors of lemon drop, tangerine, crushed herb and passion fruit puree.  On the finish, the fresh lemon and lime zest character comes forward and you’ll notice your mouth watering as the lemon and herb flavors linger on.   A lovely wine for any shellfish and herb dish or for salads with goat cheese.

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La Cappuccina Soave 2014 Product #30447 (In Stock)
La Cappuccina Soave 2014 La Cappuccina Soave 2014

As fine a release of this long-time favorite as we've ever seen! 100% Garganega (organic!) with 5 months lees contact for richness and depth. A rich, almost opulent, texture to the lemon, mineral, and grilled nut flavors with bitter citrus pith and orange zest on the mouthwatering finish. More than rich enough to enjoy solo, but stunning with smoked, grilled or poached fish.

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Rethore Davy Chardonnay Les Parcelles 2014 Product #30436 (In Stock)
Rethore Davy Chardonnay Les Parcelles 2014 Rethore Davy Chardonnay Les Parcelles 2014

This friendly, every day, Chardonnay value comes from the charming commune of Saint-Rémy-en-Mauges, just to the east of Muscadet territory and to the west of Chenin Blanc dominated Anjou.  Owners Martine and Christophe Rethore and cousin/winemaker Jean-Michel Davy harvest their 20-30 year-old Chardonnay vines in two passes – one early for crisp acidity and freshness and one later for extra luscious ripe fruit and depth.  Fermentation and aging in stainless steel tanks protects the vibrancy of this cool growing area’s juicy fruit.

The wine opens with classic Chardonnay scents of pear, yellow apple, ripe pineapple, apricot and a hint of hazelnut.  The flavors are ripe, fresh, and inviting, with plenty of sweet apple and spicy pear at the core and a touch of lemony citrus for lift and definition.  The easygoing finish has just the right touch of crispness to make your mouth water and lingering flavors of lemon, apricot, green apple, and light caramel accents.  A fun drinker’s Chardonnay with enough heft to handle casual meals and party nibbles and enough zip to refresh on its own.

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Catena Chardonnay Mendoza 2013 375ml Product #30013 (In Stock)
Catena Chardonnay Mendoza 2013 375ml Catena Chardonnay Mendoza 2013 375ml

Half Bottle  Always a delicious value, the 2013 Catena Chardonnay may just be the best ever.  A blend of oaked and tank-aged wine, it crackles with fantastic fresh apple, pear, peach and pineapple fruit framed by notes of crushed mint and toasted hazlenut.  The vivid fruit pumps on through the juicy finish where Burgundy-like minerality and creamy toast notes linger.  Fantastic stuff.

"The Catena 2013 Chardonnay mixes grapes form Agrelo (15%) and the rest from different zones in the Uco Valley (Tupungato and San Carlos, Eugenio Bustos and Altamira). 50% of the wine fermented in used oak barriques, 10% in new 500-liter French oak barrels and the rest in stainless steel. Part of the barrels go through malolactic fermentation, but not all. 2013 feels ripe despite the character of the vintage, and although the oak is a lot less noticeable than in previous vintages it provides creaminess that makes it approachable and easy. The palate is soft and the acidity is quite integrated with the fruit. An approachable, nice Chardonnay."Wine Advocate 90 points

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McManis Chardonnay 2014 Product #30394 (In Stock)
McManis Chardonnay 2014 McManis Chardonnay 2014

From the seldom seen River Junction AVA (in California's Central Valley), this happy Chardonnay delivers pure, unadulterated, fun. Big aromas of pineapple, peach, and yellow apple fruit with a charming touch of mint. Then a bit of oaky vanilla to go with grilled pineapple and pear fruit and a good squirt of apple-like acidity for freshness on the back. A touch of vanilla comes up on the back where salty caramel and fruit flavors linger. A fine sipper/party Chard and a very fine value. If you want to impress your friends, tell them this earned a gold medal and 96 point score at the 2015 Los Angeles International Wine Competition. If you want to really impress them, though, just give 'em a sip.

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Poppy Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2013 Product #30207 (In Stock)
Poppy Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2013 Poppy Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2013

A young winery - founded in 2003 - with a pretty simple mission:  Make wine folks will enjoy!  And that's what this fun, fruit-filled, and lightly oaked Chardonnay does very well.  It's all from Poppy's vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands, first planted in 1972.  Warm sunshine got the grapes fully ripe and bursting with flavor.  Cool nights kept the acids fresh and held the alcohol down to a nicely balanced 13.5%.  About 30% of the wine was done in stainless steel - for fresh, bright fruit - and the rest with oak for creamy richness and complexity.

You'll find plenty of richness here, with good dollops of grilled pineapple, ripe pear, golden apple, buttery oak and a round, creamy, texture. Turns more crisp in the mouth with apple and bright pear fruit and notes of green apple and butter lingering nicely.  A great party Chard for casual sipping and pretty darn versatile at table, too!

"This must be the best-value Chardonnay from Santa Lucia Highlands. Fresh and elegant with a bounty of melon and peach fruit and lemon intensity. It could have a longer finish but it’s lush and creamy with great complexity for the price."  Decanter Magazine 90 points

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Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2014 Product #29523 (In Stock)
Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2014 Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2014

Definitely the best vintage yet for this always popular DOC Verdicchio in the traditional curvy bottle. Really bursts with dried lemon, pink grapefruit, Granny Smith apple fruit made even better by a nice dose of stony minerality and a dash of fresh herb. It glides across your palate like silk then finishes brisk and clean and fresh.  Great wine for seafood and salads or just to sip. Under-priced for the quality.

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Dr Loosen Dr L Riesling 2014 Product #29648 (In Stock)
Dr Loosen Dr L Riesling 2014 Dr Loosen Dr L Riesling 2014

Another fine vintage for one of Germany's best value - and most consistent - entry-level Rieslings.  As usual, rich and creamy with bright acidity underneath and plenty of apricot and fresh peach aromas and flavors.  Rich but not heavy and very easy to drink.

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Patient Cottat Sauvignon Blanc Le Grand Caillou 2014 Product #29805 (In Stock)
Patient Cottat Sauvignon Blanc Le Grand Caillou 2014 Patient Cottat Sauvignon Blanc Le Grand Caillou 2014

From a top Sancerre producer and the great 2014 vintage, this snappy Sauvignon Blanc starts with grapes sourced from prime vineyards in Anjou and Tourraine all fermented in tank.  It’s a light, fresh, Sauvignon with snappy white grapefruit, green melon, and lime fruit and a definite flint and smoky mineral note running through from front to back.  Mouthwatering and crisp on the finish which sails on and on and leaves crushed flint and lime zest flavors lingering behind.

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Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2014 Product #29889 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2014 Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2014

The Gmörk vineyard lies on loess and gravel soils in Austria’s excellent Wagram region.  There’s plenty of sunny warmth in this South-facing site, so the fruit ripens beautifully.  But the nearby Danube river channels cool air down from the Northwest, slowing the growing cycle and letting the grapes develop extra flavor and aroma while retaining fine freshness and acidity.  Anton has all the grapes harvested by hand at the peak of ripeness, even taking on the extra cost of making multiple passes through the vineyard when necessary.  It’s hard work and the kind of expense you rarely see in a Grüner intended to sell for under $20.

2014 was a tough vintage in most of Austria, but with careful work in the vineyard and winery, the folks at Anton Bauer were able to produce a vibrant, fresh Gruner for us to enjoy all fall long. Aromas of pear, green peach, and wet stone invite you to take a sip and enjoy the juicy acidity and hint of Gruner's signature white pepper on the finish.


"A subtle nose of lemon leads to a chorus of zesty, citrusy freshness: rind of lemon, grapefruit and mandarin make for a streamlined, concentrated and incredibly refreshing palate with a tangy moreishness. The purity of this wine shines. This is lovely now but will develop through 2020."Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Ponga Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Product #29972 (In Stock)
Ponga Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Ponga Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Allan Scott makes this cheerful (and cheap!) Sauvignon Blanc for a local distributor, and it's one of those unexpected winners that punch well above their weight.  Generous and fresh aromas of orange blossom, tangerine, and pink grapefruit lead to a zippy, crisp, mouthful of melon and citrus fruit with just a touch of fresh cut grass.  Fun and very tasty.

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Falesco Est! Est!! Est!!! Di Montefiascone 2014 Product #30068 (In Stock)
Falesco Est! Est!! Est!!! Di Montefiascone 2014 Falesco Est! Est!! Est!!! Di Montefiascone 2014

"Here, Here, Here!" chalked the monk charged with finding taverns for the bishop to visit after tasting this Umbrian classic.  A blend of Trebbiano, Malvasia and Roscetto, Falesco's version is lemony and fresh with pretty accents of lemon rind and fennel frond.  Finishes clean and citrusy with a hint of herb. Great seafood, sausage or sipping white.

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De Angelis Falerio DOC Bianco 2014 Product #30196 (In Stock)
De Angelis Falerio DOC Bianco 2014 De Angelis Falerio DOC Bianco 2014

Best vintage yet for this fresh, fruit-filled, Italian white. The Falerio DOC sits at the southern end of Marche, on Italy's Adriatic coast just East of Umbria.  The relatively new DOC was created in 1975 to promote the region's two best white wine grapes-Passerina and Pecorino-while continuing to allow use of the ubiquitous Trebbiano.

Great aromas of pear, peach, and lime with a salty scent of the sea in the background.    On the palate, there's loads of ripe, creamy peach, apple, pear and nectarine fruit with a spritz of key lime juice and seltzer followed by a chalky, salty, mineral-driven, finish.  There's a lot of creamy richness here that will please fans of unoaked Chardonnays, but the zesty acidity and mineral element make this super fresh and mouthwatering.  Brilliant with a garlicky scampi and seafood but pretty darn fun to just drink at a party or with friends over antipasti.  Fantastic value.

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Espelt Garnacha Blanca Old Vines 2014 Product #30261 (In Stock)
Espelt Garnacha Blanca Old Vines 2014 Espelt Garnacha Blanca Old Vines 2014

Old, bush-trained, white Garnacha from Catalonia's Emporda nature preserve picked white and aged in neutral wood.  Think Albarino or even Chablis, but with more body and exotic flavors of green pineapple, passion fruit, tangerine peel, and green fig.  Richly textured but clear, precise, and lifted by tangy fruit and dusty minerality.  Very long, very delicious.

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Marisco Vineyards Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014 Product #30455 (In Stock)
Marisco Vineyards Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014 Marisco Vineyards Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2014

From the Waihopai Valley in the very heart of Marlborough, Fernlands is a classy Kiwi Sauvignon blanc with just a touch more zest and "umpf" than most in this price range.  Generous aromas of white grapefruit, lime, and citrus zest really jump from the glass.  On the palate, the citrus flavors get a nice boost from juicy acids and a crushed stone sense of minerality.  The finish is long, fresh, and fun, with lime zest and salty stone notes lingering.  A great sipper, fun with salads, and ready to sing with shellfish!

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Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2014 Product #30460 (In Stock)
Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2014 Ferraton Cotes Du Rhone Blanc Samorens 2014

Here's a delicious white Rhone from biodynamic producer Ferraton Pere et Fils.  It's a blend of about equal parts Grenach Blanc and Clairette, picked ripe and made all in stainless steel tank.  It's all about aromas and flavors of peach, white flowers, and lime with a dusting of white pepper and crushed bitter mineral providing support on the mouthwtering finish.  Lovely to sip and will sing with fish or salads.

"The medium-bodied, clean, crisp and balanced 2014 Côtes du Rhône Samorens Blanc offers plenty of citrus, white flowers and minerality on the nose. Made from Grenache Blanc and Clairette brought up all in stainless steel, it’s a rock solid white that’s ideal for starting a meal with over the coming 2-3 years."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Bodegas Virgen De La Sierra Macabeo Albada 2014 Product #30470 (In Stock)
Bodegas Virgen De La Sierra Macabeo Albada 2014 Bodegas Virgen De La Sierra Macabeo Albada 2014

Better known under it's Rioja name of Viura, Macabeo flies under the radar as a main or blending grape in white Rioja, Cava, and other regional wines.  British Master of Wine Jancis Robinson has dubbed it "the Cinderella grape" in recognition of the way Macabeo is coming out of the shadows now and being allowed to shine on it's own.

This is a fine example from 35 year-old vines in Calatayud, not far from Rioja. You'll find Macabeo's signature notes of peach, orange, and almond here lifted by a note of juicy lemon.  Rich and creamy on the palate with good weight and a nice, refreshing, dusty minerality on the generous finish.  This will be especially delicious with fresh water fish done with butter and nuts or even with richer dishes like salmon.

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