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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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Josephine Dubois Bourgogne Blanc 2013 Product #28554 (In Stock)
Josephine Dubois Bourgogne Blanc 2013 Josephine Dubois Bourgogne Blanc 2013

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!

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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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Il Falchetto Langhe Chardonnay 2012 Product #27767 (In Stock)
Il Falchetto Langhe Chardonnay 2012 Il Falchetto Langhe Chardonnay 2012

A wine to enjoy at family celebrations – including Thanksgiving – from a family making wine in Italy’s Piemonte region since the mid-1600s.  Today, the latest generation of the Forno family – brothers Giorgio, Fabrizio and Adriano – craft award-winning Brachetto, Barbera, and Dolcetto from their vineyards along the border of the Langhe and Monferato.  And, thanks to Maurizio Farro, now we know they make a great Chardonnay value, too!

The Forno family’s Chardonnay comes from vineyards in Santo Stefano Belbo, about 20 minutes east of Barbaresco.  The sandy clay soils, bright Piemonte sunshine, and long growing season are perfect for getting Chardonnay ripe without losing bright, juicy, acidity. Fermentation and aging entirely in tank (no oak barrels) captures the essence of Chardonnay fruit and lets the grape’s character sing through.

The show opens with generous aromas of fresh fruit – apple, pear, pineapple, and lemon notes – with a captivating accent of fresh crushed mint.  The flavors follow the aromas with plenty of ripe apple, pear, and sweet lemon fruit plus a salty butterscotch element that takes the wine in a more rich, deeply flavored, direction than you’d expect.  The texture here is fantastic, rich enough to fill up your mouth but with no hard edges and a slippery, glycerol, character that makes this go down very, very, easily. A squirt of lemon and green apple acid at the end makes your mouth water as the fresh fruit and salty caramel flavors linger on.  The kind of wine that quenches your thirst and pairs beautifully with salty nuts or savory hors d'oeuvres.  But there’s more than enough complexity and heft here to make this a great dinner table white, too, even for a meal as big and bold as Thanksgiving!

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Di Lenardo Chardonnay Friuli 2013 Product #28628 (In Stock)
Di Lenardo Chardonnay Friuli 2013 Di Lenardo Chardonnay Friuli 2013

It’s a little surprising that the grape least associated with Friuli – Chardonnay – should deliver one of the most exciting wines in this line-up.  But, then, this isn’t “just” Chardonnay.  When Massimo Di Lendardo took over his family estate in 1987, he launched a massive replanting effort to increase vine density and focus on the very best clones for his Friuli vineyards.  For this wine, that meant the “Chardonnay Musque” clone, a mutation that retains all of Chardonnay’s body and crisp fruit but adds a layer of floral and pit fruit aromatics.

It’s been a winning choice, with Di Lenardo Chardonnay earning 89-91 points from Wine Spectator each year for the past five!  And, the review for the 90 point 2012 fits well here:  “A stony undertow and well-meshed acidity frames the flavors of yellow apple, apricot, anise, slivered almond and honeycomb in this bright and balanced version. A crowd-pleaser.” This is no-oak, 100% fun, Chardonnay that will sing with a wide range of food or delight while sipping at sunset.

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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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Tarara Chardonnay Virginia Almost Unoaked 2012 Product #28321 (In Stock)
Tarara Chardonnay Virginia Almost Unoaked 2012 Tarara Chardonnay Virginia Almost Unoaked 2012

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!

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Tobias Vineyards Chardonnay North Coast 2011 Product #28533 (In Stock)
Tobias Vineyards Chardonnay North Coast 2011 Tobias Vineyards Chardonnay North Coast 2011

When you're the son and assistant winemaker for Napa legend Ric Forman, you really ought to know a thing or two about making great Chardonnay.  And, when you're married to another third-generation grape grower, you really ought to be able to bring in excellent fruit, too.  So, the only thing really surprising about the outstanding Tobias Vineyards Chardonnay 2011 from Toby and Dawn Forman is the price - sure tastes like $40 Chardonnay, but carries a very attractive sub-$20 price tag!

Made from fruit grown and purchased from around the North Coast, this gets a touch of oak and about 30% goes through malolactic fermentation for a touch of buttery creaminess. The aromas and flavors feature plenty of ripe apple, pear, pineapple and citrus fruit with a nice dose of spice.  The texture is creamy and rich, but the bright acids keep things fresh and pure. A terrific wine, especially at this price!

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Josh Cellars Chardonnay North Coast 2012 Product #27528 (In Stock)
Josh Cellars Chardonnay North Coast 2012 Josh Cellars Chardonnay North Coast 2012

A value line from Napa winery Joseph Carr, the 2012 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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Saintsbury Chardonnay Carneros 2011 375ml Product #27647 (In Stock)
Saintsbury Chardonnay Carneros 2011 375ml Saintsbury Chardonnay Carneros 2011 375ml

Nice value in this half-bottle!

"A fine, brisk Chardonnay, marked by acidity and minerals and a certain elusiveness. But at its core are amazingly ripe tropical fruit, honey and vanilla flavors, with additional richness from oak. Good price for a Carneros Chard of this elegance and complexity."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Dal Maso Chardonnay Frizzante NV Product #28391 (In Stock)
Dal Maso Chardonnay Frizzante NV Dal Maso Chardonnay Frizzante NV

Nothing serious here, unless you're looking for some serious fun.  The Dal Maso family makes some fine, complex, and serious wines from their vineyards in Italy's Veneto region - this ain't one of them.  It's 100% Chardonnay, lightly pressed, fermented dry, and then allowed to capture some dissolved CO2 in stainless steal tanks before bottling.  The result is basically as smile in a bottle - crackling fresh Chardonnay fruit (apple, peach, pear) with a touch of citrus and a delightful dose of fizz. Chill it down and enjoy.

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Butter Chardonnay California 2013 Product #28451 (In Stock)
Butter Chardonnay California 2013 Butter Chardonnay California 2013

More than one fan has called this “baby Rombauer Chardonnay,” and the comparison certainly makes sense to us.  The resemblance is hardly surprising, since this blend of fruit purchased from top vineyards across California is made by Rob Lloyd, who made his name first at La Crema and then at Rombauer itself from 2001-2008.

As you’d expect, it’s a crowd-pleasing, creamy, tropical, buttery California Chardonnay. The wine opens with enticing aromas of ripe pineapple, vanilla, and creamy butter.  On the palate the texture is pleasantly rich and full bodied, loads of sweet fruit, spicy oak, and - of course - fresh butter.  At about half the price of Rombauer (even before we put it on sale), it’s a pretty attractive bottle to serve at parties or anytime you gather a crowd.  But, supplies of Butter Chardonnay are dwindling and with Rombauer itself is sold out until the new release in October, right now is your best chance to lay in a supply to enjoy over the next year!

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Recanati Chardonnay Galilee 2012 (Kosher) Product #28245 (In Stock)
Recanati Chardonnay Galilee  2012 (Kosher) Recanati Chardonnay Galilee  2012 (Kosher)

Proof that "Kosher" and "Delicious" aren't contradictions at all!  This is a classic Chardonnay that straddles New World and Old World styles with a creamy texture, ripe orchard fruit and pineapple, and just the right touch of spicy oak and fresh butter on the end.  From a prime vineyard in northern Galilee, it's Kosher for Passover, but more than delicious enough to enjoy all year long.

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Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2013 Product #28265 (In Stock)
Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2013 Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2013

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. 

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Jean Marc Lafont Beaujolais Cru Chiroubles 2012 Product #28292 (In Stock)
Jean Marc Lafont Beaujolais Cru Chiroubles 2012 Jean Marc Lafont Beaujolais Cru Chiroubles 2012

"Sexy" doesn't normally apply to Beaujolais, but it does here.  The flavors and aromas are lush, even voluptuous, with velvety ripe strawberry, blueberry and red plum fruit and accents of summer flowers and granite.  At once pretty and generous, this has mouthfilling amplitude and a silky, focused, finish with light tannin and lingering floral and fruit flavors.  A stunning bottle of Gamay to drink now and over the next 5 years.  As delicious and crowd-pleasing as top Cru Beaujolais ever gets.

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Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River 2013 Product #28497 (In Stock)
Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River 2013 Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River 2013

An excellent Russian River Chardonnay at a very attractive price. The aromas and flavors feature creamy pineapple, crisp pear, and fresh apple with a light touch of buttered popcorn and vanilla from oak aging.  Fine balance here in a fairly elegant California Chardonnay with a creamy, soft, mid-palate texture. Pineapple, passion fruit, buttered toast, and green apple flavors linger nicely on the bright, clean, finish. Rock-solid.

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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.

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Dom Des Vercheres Macon Villages 2012 Product #28733 (In Stock)
Dom Des Vercheres Macon Villages 2012 Dom Des Vercheres Macon Villages 2012

The Dupuis family farms their two plots of Macon Villages vineyard with uncommon care - minimal sprays, no inorganic fertilizers, and alternating rows of grass and straw to prevent erosion and strengthen the soil.  This lovely 2012 blends the stone fruit and citrus flavors from the older vineyards (covered in white pebbles) with the minerality of fruit from the other, very rocky, second site.  No oak gets in the way of the citrus, melon, and ripe apple fruit flavors or the stony minerality peaking through the creamy texture.  A lovely Burgundy value.

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Josephine Dubois Chablis 2012 Product #28197 (In Stock)
Josephine Dubois Chablis 2012 Josephine Dubois Chablis 2012

Here's a very fine value in classic (and classy) Chablis! The aromas deliver traditional Chablis scents of green apple, lime peel, chalk, and more.  In the mouth, it's dry, crisp, and focused, with a savory, almost brothy, sense to the Granny Smith apple, lime, and stony mineraly flavors.  Mouthwatering and clean but also round and rich, it's a great value for sipping or seafood.

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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.

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