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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

We think France's Loire Valley is an under-appreciated gem, and you'll agree once you try this luscious, all-tank, Chardonnay from Anjou.  Nicely rich and round and loaded with yellow apple, pear, and tangerine fruit that coats your palate and gets nice lift from a squirt of citrus acidity and dusty mineral.  An easy-drinking Chardonnay to enjoy solo, with casual meals, or at a party!

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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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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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Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2012 Product #28702 (In Stock)
Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2012 Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2012

As Robert Parker has often said about Foxglove Chardonnay, "These are among the finest values readers will find anywhere in the world." In the outstanding 2012 vintage, this is once again a no-oak, no-malo, Chardonnay from Santa Barbara and Paso Robles. Generous flavors of honeysuckle, lemon, pear, and yellow apple swirl through a richly textured wine that snaps into focus on the bright, crisp, finish.  Delicious stuff and fine, fine, value.

"The 2012 Chardonnay Foxglove is my favorite of the bunch and gives up clean and classy white peach, apple blossom and subtle spice in its medium-bodied, juicy and delicious style. Brought up in stainless steel, it’s hard to beat at the price and should be purchased by the case for drinking over the coming year or so."Wine Advocate 89 points

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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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Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2014 Product #29881 (In Stock)
Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2014 Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2014

As always, the folks at Talley do a fine job with their "no oak" Bishop's Peak program. More aromatic than many inexpensive Chardonnays, this features aromas of ripe golden apples and pears.  On the palate, no oak and no malolactic fermentation keep it fresh and crisp, with flavors of more tart green apples and a little citrus zest.  A great everyday Chardonnay for light poultry dishes or sipping before a meal.

"Fresh pear and tangerine scents are complemented by ginger and honey. Smooth and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering sappy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a hint of melon. Emphatically fruity Chardonnay with very good closing breadth and cling."  Vinous (Reynolds) 90 points

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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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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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Catena Chardonnay Mendoza 2013 Product #28592 (In Stock)
Catena Chardonnay Mendoza 2013 Catena Chardonnay Mendoza 2013

Always a delicious value, the 2013 Catena Chardonnay may just be the best ever - and that's saying something for a wine that scores 90-93 points pretty much every year.  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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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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Haden Fig Chardonnay Willamette Valley Juliette 2012 Product #29561 (In Stock)
Haden Fig Chardonnay Willamette Valley Juliette 2012 Haden Fig Chardonnay Willamette Valley Juliette 2012

Erin Nuccio made just 3.5 barrels of this elegant, Burgundy-style, Chardonnay in the great 2012 Oregon harvest and named it for his daughter, Juliette.  Barrel fermented and aged for 18 months on the lees (but with no stirring), it opens with complex aromas of green apple, toasted nuts, and a hint of butter.  Then, you'll find layered flavors of citrus, lemon curd, Granny Smith, and hazelnut.  Creamy textured but crisp and nutty on the vivid finish.  Give it a big swirl or even a short decant and watch it unfurl!

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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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Normand Macon La Roche Vineuse 2014 Product #29694 (In Stock)
Normand Macon La Roche Vineuse 2014 Normand Macon La Roche Vineuse 2014

A distinct step up from the very fine (WA 89 point) 2013, this is a rich, dense, Macon with fine length and a satisfying finish.  From 30 year-old vines and made entirely in stainless steel, it shows rich pear and apple scents that get richer and broader with air.  Clean, fresh, flavors of pear, apple, and lemon curd flow easily into the bright, pure, finish.  A very fine white Burgundy value.

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