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Le Souchais (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2012 Product #27452 (In Stock)
Le Souchais (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2012 Le Souchais (Les Frères Couillaud) Chardonnay 2012

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.  Rain, hail, and wind cut the Chardonnay harvest by about 40% in 2012, giving the Couillauds unusually concentrated, powerful, fruit.  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 super energy and drive and linger on a long, mouthwatering, brilliantly complex finish.  This will be fantastic with rich seafood dishes and fresh cheeses.

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Terra Do Castelo Godello 2012 Product #27545 (In Stock)
Terra Do Castelo Godello 2012 Terra Do Castelo Godello 2012

From Northern Spain's Ribeiro region comes this Godello from Terra do Castelo.  The aromas are clean, fresh and enticing, with hints of fresh-cut pineapple and herbs.  On the palate it's full of that same delicious pineapple fruit, but finishes clean, tart and mouthwatering.  For fresh fish, salads, and warm afternoons on the deck.

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Prendas Vermentino Di Sardegna 2012 Product #27715 (In Stock)
Prendas Vermentino Di Sardegna 2012 Prendas Vermentino Di Sardegna 2012

From Italy's island of Sardinia, this classic Vermentino is both delicious and a screaming value!  Made and aged in tank with brief lees contact to add a little body, it shows off cut apple, lemon, melon and a whiff of orange blossom. Nicely bright and juicy, this has enough fruit to drink on its own but will shine with a seafood salad with fennel or ceviche with orange.

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Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2012 1.0l Product #27009 (In Stock)
Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2012 1.0l Paul D Gruner Veltliner 2012 1.0l

In the intense 2012 vintage, this is the best release yet from young winemaker Paul Direder.  A golden straw color with delightful aromas of stone fruits and spice. Jam-packed with extract and flavor kept fresh by vibrant, intense, minerality and acids.  Crazy value at $10.99 - especially in a one liter bottle that's big enough to share at a party!

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Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2013 Product #28073 (In Stock)

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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Uvaggio Vermentino Lodi 2011 Product #27447 (In Stock)
Uvaggio Vermentino Lodi 2011 Uvaggio Vermentino Lodi 2011

The 2011 edition started out a bit closed and tight, but now it’s opened up to deliver complex, delicious, aromas and flavors of golden apple, ripe pear, lemon curd, and fennel.  The lemony fruit gets a hint of kumquat and salty sea breeze on the brisk, mouthwatering, finish.  Surprisingly rich-feeling in your mouth, especially given the less than 13% alcohol, this is a killer back porch sipper and better still with briny seafood or salty meats.  As Jancis Robinson said of the 2008, “one mouthful of this was enough to remind me of a lunch in Liguria high above the sparkling blue Mediterranean."

"BEST BUY! Made from a hard-to-find variety in California, this bright, beautifully aromatic wine expresses gorgeous scents of jasmine that follow through in flavor to the finish. Its layers of lime, apple and a generous level of minerality are perfectly executed and waiting for seafood."Wine Enthusiast 92 points

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Albastrele Blanc De Cabernet Moldova 2012 Product #27495 (In Stock)
Albastrele Blanc De Cabernet Moldova 2012 Albastrele Blanc De Cabernet Moldova 2012

Note:  Orders for this wine require 1-3 days to fulfill.  FREE SHIPPING OFFER!  Order 12 or more bottles of any Moldovan wine from our inventory and you will pay ZERO shipping charges for UPS Ground.  Note that shipping charges WILL show on your online shopping basket and auto-generated web receipt - IGNORE THEM!  We will delete those charges before your credit card is charged and include a corrected receipt - with ZERO shipping charges - with your order.  Call us at 703.356.6500 if you have any questions or concerns about this offer at all!

For many of you, an opportunity for two “firsts” – your first wine from Moldova and your first pure white wine (not pink – white!) made from the red Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Not sure why the winery went this route, but the results are pretty compelling!  The aromas have some of Sauvignon Blanc's grapefruit and grass notes but the wine's texture is more like Albarino (minerally, sleek) and the flavors of creamy sweet strawberry, pineapple and banana pith suggest something like Verdejo.  There's a snap of jalepeno-like herb on the back, but overall this is nicely cream and fruity and bright.

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Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2011 375ml Product #26296 (In Stock)
Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2011 375ml Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2011 375ml

This is yet another in a long line of fantastic Sauvignon Blancs from the good folks at Honig. This blend of 96% Sauvignon Blanc, 1% Muscat and 3% Semillon has lovely aromas of orange blossom and grapefruit are accompanied by lemon, melon, peach and nectarine flavors that are ripe, juicy and refreshing. Medium bodied with a crisp, refreshing, slightly minerally finish.  Just delicious stuff!

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Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2012 Product #27146 (In Stock)
Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2012 Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner Gmork 2012

If you thought the Washington Post 3-Star 2011 Gmork was good...well, just try the 2012 and you'll be blown away! Once again, a terrific value in a single-vineyard Gruner made by one of Austria's top winemakers, Tony Bauer. Aromas of wet limestone, apple skin and white flowers emerge from the glass.  In the mouth, the wine bursts with gravelly apple and green peach fruit, loads of citrusy acidity and sweet white flowers.  A touch of white pepper emerges on the long, juicy, finish.  Just as fresh and mouthwateringly delicious as the 2011, but even richer, deeper, and more powerful. A great wine to enjoy on its own or with seafood, veal, or even roast pork.  Delicious and stunning value.

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Josephine Dubois Bourgogne Blanc 2011 Product #27232 (In Stock)
Josephine Dubois Bourgogne Blanc 2011 Josephine Dubois Bourgogne Blanc 2011

At their best, 2011 white Burgundies hint at 2008's vibrant minerality but deliver softer, more easy to enjoy now, pleasure.  That's the case here.  A fine, honest, bottle of Chardonnay with notes of green apple, chalk, limes kin and toasted nuts.  Clean and fresh from start to finish - a little Chablis-like, actually - with good length and a touch of saline mineral on the mouthwatering finish.  Very classy Bourgogne, especially at this price!

"A terrific chardonnay with mouthwatering acidity and impeccable balance, this is an excellent wine for casual meals." 2 Stars Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

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Palazzone Dubini Bianco 2012 Product #27237 (In Stock)
Palazzone Dubini Bianco 2012 Palazzone Dubini Bianco 2012

Here's a stunning value for anyone who loves Italian white wines - or just wants a juicy, crisp, and really tasting white wine at a great price.  The wine is made by Palazzone, the estate Steve Tanzer called, "“Unquestionably the number one small estate of Orvieto.”  Made from the younger vines that would otherwise goin into the estate's Orvieto, this is a beautiful, lively white from Umbria. Green apple, lime and watermelon flavours with a zesty mid palate. Great on its own, with salads or fish.

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Dr Loosen Dr L Riesling 2012 Product #27325 (In Stock)
Dr Loosen Dr L Riesling 2012 Dr Loosen Dr L Riesling 2012

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.

"A succulent white, filled with plush red peach, cherry and white currant flavors that are supported by zesty acidity. Long and creamy on the finish, offering plenty of spicy overtones. Impressive for the category. Drink now through 2016. 100,000 cases made."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Ch De Chasseloir Muscadet Chereau Carre 2012 Product #27401 (In Stock)
Ch De Chasseloir Muscadet Chereau Carre 2012 Ch De Chasseloir Muscadet Chereau Carre 2012

One of Muscadet's oldest and best estates turned out a classic wine in the fine 2011 Loire vintage.  Aromas of sea shell, lime skin, and a hint of bready lees carry through on the bright, energetic, palate.  A fine mouthwatering Muscadet that has enough buffering richness (from time on the lees) to enjoy on it's own as well as with the classic pairing of raw oysters.

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Ponga Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Product #27500 (In Stock)
Ponga Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Ponga Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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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Strauss White 2012 Product #27543 (In Stock)
Strauss White 2012 Strauss White 2012

A fresh, zippy blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Chardonnay, think of the Strauss White as a more sophisticated answer to the no longer available Steininger Young.  Fresh, clean citrus flavors with a hint of honeysuckle, this is a delicious, refreshing wine for light fish dishes, sushi, and pre-dinner sipping. 

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Egret Chardonnay California 2011 Product #26883 (In Stock)
Egret Chardonnay California 2011 Egret Chardonnay California 2011

Here's a versatile and delicious California Chardonnay built to satisfy a crowd - and you!  Ripe, creamy, and fresh, the aromas and flavors feature juicy apple, pineapple, peach, citrus, and salty caramel. Mostly made in stainless steel for brightness and fruit, the 15% aged in oak delivers just a hint of smoke to complement the buttery notes on the back.  Lots of lees stirring gives it a creamy, round, mouthfeel and the juicy apple and sweet butter caramel flavors linger nicely on the fresh finish. A fine party or everyday Chardonnay and outstanding value.

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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Grigio 2012 Product #27296 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Grigio 2012 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Grigio 2012

What a roll these guys are on!  The past two vintages of this gutsy Pinot Grigio earned 90 points from Wine Enthusiast, bragging rights as the best <$20 Grigio we know of, and our Chain Bridge Cellars Selection sticker.  The 2012?  Better than ever!

Once again, it's a Pinot Grigio for folks who like actual flavor in their crisp, refreshing, whites.  As in the past, lovely aromas and flavors of ripe pear, crisp apple, peach, and tangerine here with an extra layer of complexity from notes of melon, blanched almond, and a lovely floral element.  A tad richer and fuller than in the past, but just as mouthwatering and salty-mineral on the juicy, fresh, finish.  Just lovely, great value, stuff.

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Kellerei Kaltern Chardonnay Wadleith 2011 Product #27692 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Chardonnay Wadleith 2011 Kellerei Kaltern Chardonnay Wadleith 2011

This is the kind of wine that challenges preconceptions, especially if you think "foothills of the Dolomites" means "cool climate wines."  In fact, there's plenty of warmth in the region around Bolzano, which makes it possible to grow some pretty captivating Chardonnay - if you're careful.  The growers of Kelleri Kaltern plant the fruit for this wine on chalky gravel (Chardonnay loves chalk!) in windy crevices of the mountains.  The breeze keeps the fruit healthy and lets the fruit hang until late in the season, developing plenty of sugar and complex, ripe, flavors.  Whole cluster pressing, fermentation in steel, and aging about 30% in large casks preserves freshness and adds complexity.

The result is a ripe-smelling Chardonnay with generous tropical fruit framed with notes of vanilla, butter, and smoke.  Full and creamy on the palate where the fruit and hazelnut flavors coat your mouth, there's plenty of bright acidity to keep things fresh.  Tastes much more expensive than even the reasonable regular price!

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Dom Vincent Dampt Chablis 2011 375ml Product #27035 (In Stock)
Dom Vincent Dampt Chablis 2011 375ml Dom Vincent Dampt Chablis 2011 375ml

This is stony, pure, Chablis with plenty of crisp fruit and slatey mineral and just a touch of roundness from limited use of neutral oak.  Creamy without any sign of heaviness and very nice length for a Village wine.

"A solidly complex and reasonably refined nose features notes of dried flowers, lemon zest, mineral reduction and a hint of iodine. There is good energy to the racy and well-detailed middle weight flavors that possess a seductive texture before terminating in a persistent, clean and moderately dry finish. This harmonious effort should mature quickly. Outstanding Top Value."Allen Meadows 89 points

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Di Lenardo Pinot Grigio Fruili 2012 Product #27306 (In Stock)
Di Lenardo Pinot Grigio Fruili 2012 Di Lenardo Pinot Grigio Fruili 2012

The new vintage of one of our best selling party wines is here.  As always, this is a light, fresh, take on Pinot Grigio that's loaded with apple, apricot, and apple fruit with accents of Acacia flower and a touch of almond.  Juicy and fresh from front to back with nice, clean, acids and a lingering sense of almond blossom on the end.  Fine value.

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