- Tarara Chardonnay Virginia Almost Unoaked 2012 Product #28321 (In Stock)
Clean, fresh, balanced and delicious – those are the words you keep coming back to when tasting Tarara’s 2012 “Almost Unoaked” Chardonnay. The nicely generous aromas of lemon curd, apricot, herb and toasted hazelnut carry on through the richly textured palate, where bright apple and grainy pear notes join the show. A touch of buttered nut comes out on the back before lemony apple and pear fruit pop on the mouthwatering finish.
The key here is perfectly ripe fruit (not a green note to be found!) and a light hand with the oak (most was raised in stainless steel rather than barrel). There’s a lot going on here, and if you’re in the mood to pay attention, this will reward it with plenty of complexity and depth. Or, you might want to grill some scallops or whip up some crab dip and just drink it for fun. A terrific bottle of Chardonnay at a terrific price for Virginia or any Chardonnay growing region in the world. Bravo!
- Glen Manor Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Product #28392 (In Stock)
Another terrific release of what many think is the very best Sauvignon Blanc made in Virginia. The 2013 delivers a wonderful balance between crisp acidity and ripe fruit, with opening aromas of fresh herbs and grass, some white grapefruit, and a hint of herb. The flavors add notes of slate and smoke to the bright citrus fruit and sail on through a juicy, mouthwatering, finish.