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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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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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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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Dom Daniel Pollier Saint Veran En Messie 2014 Product #30200 (In Stock)
Dom Daniel Pollier Saint Veran En Messie 2014 Dom Daniel Pollier Saint Veran En Messie 2014

As The Washington Post said in their three-star review of the 2012 vintage, "This wine demonstrates why we should not snub “oaky” chardonnays. Yes, oak is evident in the toastiness and richness of texture, but it is beautifully balanced with fruit and mineral flavors, making this as good a chardonnay as I’ve had under $20."  In the fine 2014 vintage, there's a lovely creaminess to the texture and generous doses of orchard fruits - pear, apple, peach - with a just-right touch of oak.  An excellent white Burgundy value to delight any Chardonnay fan!

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Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013 375ml Product #30012 (In Stock)
Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013 375ml Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013 375ml

Half Bottle  The 2012 was the best Macrostie Chard we'd had in years - but the 2013 is better still.  From vineyards in Carneros, the Russian River Valley, and Wildcat Mountain.  Rich and lush, with plenty of sweet pineapple and tropical fruit, a lash of butter, and bright green apple acids to hold everything in balance. Our favorite value so far from the outstanding 2013 California Chardonnay crop.

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Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River 2014 Product #29985 (In Stock)
Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River 2014 Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River 2014

Here's a truly luxurious Russian River Chardonnay made with all the care and high quality you'd expect in a $40 wine - but for much, much, less!  The fruit came from three excellent Russian River vineyards - Ricci, Bisordi and Pellini - plus some estate fruit from the excellent sub-region of Green Valley.  In 2014, drought gave small clusters of intense fruit that ripened to perfection.  About 30% of the fruit was fermented and aged in French oak for complexity and spice with the rest in tank to retain vivid, fresh.

The 2013 edition was a 90 pointer from Wine Enthusiast, and this is better still.  It opens with classic Russian River Chard aromas of crisp green apple, orange blossom, lemon zest, ripe Asian pear, and a touch of vanilla bean.  Then a juicy mouthful of apple, pear, and lemon flavors accented by notes of buttered popcorn and toasty caramel.  The buttered toast, green apple, ripe pear and salty caramel flavors linger nicely as a mouthwatering but easy finish provides enough support for food.  A great Chardonnay for parties and sipping that's classy enough to serve with serious meals. 

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Josh Cellars Chardonnay North Coast 2014 Product #30029 (In Stock)
Josh Cellars Chardonnay North Coast 2014 Josh Cellars Chardonnay North Coast 2014

A value line from Napa winery Joseph Carr, the 2014 Josh Cellars Chardonnay delivers plenty of bang for the buck. A blend of tank and barrel fermented fruit, you'll find lush peach, pear, citrus and tropical fruit in a creamy-textured wine supported by just enough citrusy acidity.  The wood is nicely balanced here, giving a touch of vanilla and smoke for complexity and depth.  Fine to sip, excellent with food.

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Jean Paul Thibert Macon Fuisse 2014 Product #30076 (In Stock)
Jean Paul Thibert Macon Fuisse 2014 Jean Paul Thibert Macon Fuisse 2014

An absolute steal in drink-me-now white Burgundy, this is even better than the brilliant 2013.  Jean Paul Thibert ferments and ages his ripe Macon-Fuisse Chardonnay fruit in large, old barrels called foudre.  These big barrels (each holding about 10x the typical barrique) provide his wine with just enough air contact to smooth off rough edges without adding any wood flavor or tannin.  Aromas and flavors feature rich, ripe, pear, apple, and peach fruit with accents of toasted hazelnut and grilled pineapple.  Full and fleshy enough to give most Pouilly-Fuisse a run for their money, but crisp and minerally on the mouthwatering finish.  A delicious Chardonnay value.

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Dom Chene Macon Villages 2014 Product #29733 (In Stock)
Dom Chene Macon Villages 2014 Dom Chene Macon Villages 2014

The Chêne family has been growing grapes and making wine in Macon for five generations, but traditionally sold all of their crop to the local co-op.  In 1999, Cedric Chêne decided that his vineyards and hard work deserved better and began bottling and selling his own wine as Domaine Chêne Pere et Fils - and we're glad he did!

This 100% Chardonnay from sites just north of the town of Macon serves up pretty aromas of lemon custard, fresh orchard fruit, and a touch of toasted hazelnut.  Rich and creamy in texture, the gentle pear fruit is lifted by a squirt of lemony acidity and gets added complexity from notes of fresh mint and hazelnut.  Finished bright and clean with mint and lemon curd flavors lingering nicely.

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Lincourt Chardonnay Steel Santa Rita Hills 2013 Product #30381 (In Stock)
Lincourt Chardonnay Steel Santa Rita Hills 2013 Lincourt Chardonnay Steel Santa Rita Hills 2013

Here's a terrific California Chardonnay buy!  All the rich, ripe, fruit and flavor of the Sta. Rita Hills with no oak.

"This stainless-steel take shows lime juice, golden apples and white pepper on the lean but ever-so-slightly warm nose. The palate is driven by a citrusy bitterness, showing tangerine peels and more squeezed lime throughout."Wine Enthusiast 89 points

"Clean and refreshing, with snappy lemon, grapefruit, green apple and pear flavors that are juicy, elegant and easy to enjoy."Wine Spectator 88 points

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Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2013 Product #30586 (In Stock)
Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2013 Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2013

As always, an amazing amount of pure, no-oak, Chardonnnay for the money.

"The 2013 Chardonnay is a fabulous wine for the money. Lemon oil, white flowers and white pepper are all laced together in an impeccably balanced, layered Chardonnay long on class and personality. The 2013 is a blend of fruit from vineyards in Santa Barbara County and Paso Robles, done entirely in steel, with no malolactic fermentation. It is also one of the very best values in California Chardonnay readers will come across."   Vinous (Galloni) 89 points

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Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2013 375ml Product #29453 (In Stock)
Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2013 375ml Dom Louis Michel Chablis 2013 375ml

Half Bottle. Guillaume Michel crafts his “village” level Chablis from seven different Chablis vineyards located on both sides of the river.  The organically farmed vines are up to 50 years of age and produce clean, ripe, succulent fruit – even in difficult vintages like 2013.  From the classic green-tinged color and modest 12.5% alcohol, you might expect this to be sharp or green tasting, but even with no oak to hide any flaws, it’s a lovely marriage of generous, ripe green and yellow apple, tangerine, and lemon/lime fruit and Chablis classic cut and salty stone minerality.  An easy wine to enjoy all by itself or with a wide range of foods, but you certainly will love it with traditional Chablis matches like oysters and clams!

"Tangerine, spice and hazelnut overtones emerge from Louis Michel's 2013 Chablis. This textured, expressive, mid-weight Chablis is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years."  Antonio Galloni 87-88 points

"A more complex nose features notes of exotic dried yellow fruit, white flowers and a whiff of sea breeze. There is more volume and better punch to the delicious, clean and somewhat drier finish. This too will be approachable young."Allen Meadows 86-89 points

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Dom Vincent Dampt Petit Chablis 2014 Product #30010 (In Stock)
Dom Vincent Dampt Petit Chablis 2014 Dom Vincent Dampt Petit Chablis 2014

We've searched high and low for a well-priced Petit Chablis, and we finally found one that way, way over-delivers from Dom Vincent Dampt. Aromas of juicy lemon, wet stone, and moss let you know this is a classic Chablis. On the palate it's zippy and bright, and retains that beautiful minerality, unsullied by oak or flash.  Nice, long, fresh and delicious Chardonnay.

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Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013 Product #29359 (In Stock)
Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013 Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013

The 2012 was the best Macrostie Chard we'd had in years - but the 2013 is better still.  From vineyards in Carneros, the Russian River Valley, and Wildcat Mountain.  Rich and lush, with plenty of sweet pineapple and tropical fruit, a lash of butter, and bright green apple acids to hold everything in balance. Our favorite value so far from the outstanding 2013 California Chardonnay crop.

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Dom de l'Eveche Bourgogne Blanc Revillir 2013 Product #29796 (In Stock)
Dom de l'Eveche Bourgogne Blanc Revillir 2013 Dom de l'Eveche Bourgogne Blanc Revillir 2013

Many of you have enjoyed Vincent and Sylvie Jouissier’s unoaked Bourgogne Chardonnay in the past, but we found this oak-aged cuvee even more exciting.  Ripe Chardonnay from vineyards scattered across the Cote Chalonnais gets a cool, slow, fermentation in tank and then 10 months gaining in French oak (one-third new) for more complexity and an added dose of richness.

It’s a lovely wine to just look at in the glass, with crystalline clarity and a shimmering yellow-gold color.  Classic white Burgundy aromas of ripe pear and Golden Delicious apple framed by a touch of vanilla, butter, toasted hazelnut and sweet herb.  In the mouth, there’s wonderful purity and clarity to the generous flavors of sweet apple, fresh lemon, hazelnut, spice and mint.  The texture is silky and fresh and the vivid flavors dance easily across your palate, leaving mouthwatering notes of lemon zest, Granny Smith, Key lime, and a kiss of salty stone lingering behind.  The freshness, vivid flavors, and silky feel of the wine make this a wonderful warm weather refresher, but there’s sneaky complexity here and enough structure to support 3-5 years development if you want to wait.

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Terres Dorees (Jp Brun) Beaujolais Blanc 2014 Product #30495 (In Stock)
Terres Dorees (Jp Brun) Beaujolais Blanc 2014 Terres Dorees (Jp Brun) Beaujolais Blanc 2014

This benchmark white Beaujolais is very Burgundy-like in 2014, with a rich Chardonnay texture that just gets better and more luxurious with air. Citrus and melon aromas are lifted by accents of quince and smoke.  Round and generous on the palate, there's plenty of green melon, peach, and citrus pith flavor here in a light, crisp, Chardonnay that finishes with just a hint of butter.

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Blenheim Chardonnay Virginia 2014 Product #30629 (In Stock)
Blenheim Chardonnay Virginia 2014 Blenheim Chardonnay Virginia 2014

A really charming and delicious Chardonnay from just outside Charlottesville, this is all estate grown fruit aged in tank and a mix of French, American, and Hungarian oak. Punches all the Chardonnay buttons - crisp apple, ripe pear, toasted hazelnut, and just a kiss of oak - but isn't buttery or heavy at just 12.5% abv.  Finishes with fine energy and a touch of sweet spice.

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Girardin Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee Saint-Vincent 2013 Product #30045 (In Stock)
Girardin Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee Saint-Vincent 2013 Girardin Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee Saint-Vincent 2013

An amazing amount of work goes into creating this utterly classic Bourgogne blanc.  Fruit is sourced mainly from Chassagne-Montrachet and Meursault, entirely from vineyards that practice sustainable farming with deep plowing, no insecticides or pesticides, and modest yields.  The hand-harvested grapes are gently crushed and racked into 500 liter French-oak casks - about twice the usual size - to ferment naturally with wild yeasts.  During the 11 months the young wine spends in cask the winemaking team gently stirs the fine lees - spent yeast cells from fermentation - to add a layer of creamy richness and depth.

This resembles the excellent 2011 with a touch more concentration and length, and it once-again delivers a lovely marriage of Meursault richness with Chassagne minerality.  Warm peach, golden apple, and spicy pear fruit with subtle accents of tangy butter, chalk, and toasted hazelnut sing out on the medium-bodied palate.  It’s mouthfilling, but very detailed, precise, and fresh on the long citrus, butter, and toasted nut finish.  It’s certainly enjoyable as a classy cocktail white but try it with shellfish or something mushroomy and you’ll be very, very, happy.

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