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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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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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De Morgenzon DMZ Chardonnay 2013 Product #29297 (In Stock)
De Morgenzon DMZ Chardonnay 2013 De Morgenzon DMZ Chardonnay 2013

An extraordinary wine from a 400 year-old South African estate that pipes baroque music through the vineyards all day to keep the grapes happy!  It's rare to find barrel fermented Chardonnay with such class and grace at this price point, but the folks at DeMorgenzon seem to do it year after year.  While the 2012 is one notch richer and bolder, Steve Tanzer's 90 point review for the 2011 seems pretty spot on.  "Subtly complex aromas of peach nectar, brown spices and musky lees. Nicely dry in the mouth, but with an insidious sweetness to the flavors of stone fruits, pineapple and spices. A firm spine of acidity contributes to the dry impression on the brisk, persistent finish. Lovely expressive chardonnay with restraint."  Exactly!

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Jean Paul Thibert Macon Fuisse 2013 Product #28945 (In Stock)
Jean Paul Thibert Macon Fuisse 2013 Jean Paul Thibert Macon Fuisse 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.  In 2013, this wine just sings.  Generous aromas and flavors of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apple, toasted hazelnut and fresh butter coat your mouth before juicy, crisp, apple acidity wells up on the back.  The texture and flavors are wonderfully rich – very Pouilly-Fuisse-like – and retain fantastic precision and vibrancy due to bright, juicy, citrusy, acidity.  An absolute steal in drink-me-now white Burgundy Chardonnay at the regular price.

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Annefield Vineyards Chardonnay Virginia 2012 Product #28956 (In Stock)
Annefield Vineyards Chardonnay Virginia 2012 Annefield Vineyards Chardonnay Virginia 2012

Honestly, too much Virginia Chardonnay tries too hard.  Annefield has dropped the pretension and turned out a creamy, rich, Chardonnay that's actually fun to drink!  Apple, stone fruit, and a little grilled pineapple sit at the core with accents of honeysuckle, caramel, and sour apple candy.  There's a touch of minerality and fine acidity for support and a good dose of buttery luxury, too.  Ripe fruit and all used oak help, and the price is a steal for Chardonnay this joyful - especially from Virginia!

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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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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.

"Golden color and tight, bright acidity characterize this wine that tingles in balanced flavors of pear and lemon. It also offers a touch of orange blossom on the nose and caramel on the finish."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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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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Lincourt Chardonnay Steel Santa Rita Hills 2012 Product #29399 (In Stock)

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

"Untouched by oak or malolactic fermentation, this is a pure Santa Rita Hills chardonnay: salty and intense, linear in its acidity yet opening into the succulent sweetness of a ripe papaya. It’s a lively and affordable white that’s tuned into its terroir."Wine & Spirits 90 points

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

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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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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Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2011 Half Bottle Product #28285 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2011 Half Bottle Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2011 Half Bottle

HALF BOTTLE.  From 40+ year-old vines in the heart of Fourchaume, proper, harvested the first 3 days of September, just before the rain that caused so many problems with rot for others.  The fruit came in just under 12.5% alcohol with vibrant acidity that benefited from 12 months in neutral oak.  As estate manager Lyne Marchive says of her 2011s overall, “It's classic in style but not unduly austere plus it should drink well early if someone prefers it."  Don’t miss the chance to get some in half-bottles and magnum, too!

"A very slight chew to give texture, plus plenty of bright green apple fruit. Great intensity on the mid-palate – certainly has ageing potential."  Jancis Robinson Purple Pages 17/20 points

"Sweet Spot Outstanding. A dense nose of ripe white orchard fruit, floral notes and a hint of tidal pool character precedes the very rich and suave flavors that possess good power and excellent depth and length. This is a relatively big yet refined Fourchaume that displays plenty of mid-palate dry extract."Allen Meadows 90-93 points

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Dom De l'Eveche Bourgogne Blanc 2011 Product #29283 (In Stock)
Dom De l'Eveche Bourgogne Blanc 2011 Dom De l'Eveche Bourgogne Blanc 2011

This is white Burgundy in its most pure and unassuming form - and at a very unassuming price, too!  The Joussier family has only owned Domaine de l'Eveche for 30 years, but they've already established themselves as one of the most talented, quality-oriented, estates in the Cote Chalonnaise.  Their Bourgogne Blanc is 100% Chardonnay from  limestone rich vineyards and vines 15-30 years old.  The ripe, carefully selected, fruit ferments and ages entirely in tank to preserve the fresh fruit flavors and avoid masking these fine sites' classic minerality.

You'll find aromas and flavors of fresh peaches, nectarine, green pear and apple at the wine's core with accents of citrus and fruit blossom.  With air, pretty notes  of warm spice and hazelnut peak out and snappy acids help drive mineral, pear, nut, and citrus flavors through the long finish.  The balance here is perfect and the structure pristine, so you can drink this on the warmer side to really let the flavors shine with no loss of refreshment or vigor.  Delicious, but limited.

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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 Cordier Vire Clesse Vielles Vignes 2012 Product #29347 (In Stock)
Dom Cordier Vire Clesse Vielles Vignes 2012 Dom Cordier Vire Clesse Vielles Vignes 2012

The Vire Clesse appellation was created in 1999 in recognition that this limestone-rich stretch of vineyards was of higher quality than most Macon sites, if not quite up to the level of Pouilly Fuisse.  By law, all Vire Clesse wines must be bone dry, giving the best examples (like this one) an almost Chablis-like cut and vibrancy.

This beauty opens with a wonderful saline nose of crushed rock, crisp apple, stone fruit and fresh mint.  The palate is sophisticated, luscious, and quite complex, with layered flavors of apple, apricot, and pineapple fruit framed by more mineral and a touch of lees.  Finishes pure, clean, and long with salty caramel, fresh fruit, and white flower notes and a mouthwatering burst of fresh pineapple with a touch of chalk left behind.  Utterly delicious and compelling now and for the next 2-3 years.

“The 2012 Viré Clessé Vieilles Vignes has a well-defined, precise bouquet with fragrant white peach and persimmon notes that remain focused and taut. The palate is well-defined and crisp with brisk acidity and very fine tension to the slightly austere finish that deserves a few months in bottle. This is well-crafted and might well repay just a few months in bottle if you choose to do so. Drink 2014-2019.”Wine Advocate 89 points

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Normand Macon La Roche Vineuse 2013 Product #29276 (In Stock)
Normand Macon La Roche Vineuse 2013 Normand Macon La Roche Vineuse 2013

A rich, dense, Macon with fine length and a very satisfying finish.

"The 2013 Mâcon La Roche Vineuse Blanc comes from ten hectares of 30-year-old vines and was raised entirely in stainless steel. It has a light fresh pear and apple-scented bouquet that unfolds nicely in the glass. The palate is clean and fresh with light citric notes on the entry, but it is very linear toward the finish. This is a discretely classy Macon."Wine Advocate 89 points

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Guillon Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2012 Product #28920 (In Stock)
Guillon Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2012 Guillon Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2012

The 2011 was great, but the 2012 is better – a lot better.  Fruit for this wine comes from vineyards in and around the village of Gevrey-Chambertin. Yields are always low here, but about 35% less than usual in 2012 – giving Jean-Michel and his son, Alexis, perfectly ripe fruit with loads of flavor complexity and acidity at modest (12.5%) alcohols.  A cool fermentation and 10 or so months in (35% new) French oak was just right to extract flavor and texture while rounding off any sharp edges.

As in 2011, this generous Bourgogne Chardonnay delivers luxurious aromas of golden fruit, toasted hazelnut, lemon tart, fresh butter and just a hint of crushed mint. The flavors are just one notch richer than last year, with ripe pear, apple and peach fruit and notes of warm nuts, fresh butter, and salty caramel coating your palate.  The fresh, lemony, acidity and chalky/saline minerality are similar to 2011 as well.  But the texture is just fantastic this year, with a pure intensity and silky richness that’s hard to believe – and almost never found in a “just” Bourgogne.    The finishing flavors of wet stones, lemon custard, warm hazelnut, nutmeg and tangy butter sail on and on and on.

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Mount Eden Chardonnay Wolff 2011 Product #29060 (In Stock)
Mount Eden Chardonnay Wolff 2011 Mount Eden Chardonnay Wolff 2011

From a unique, cool, vineyard in the Edna Valley, this is a fantastically classy and stylish Chardonnay at a very compelling price.

"Lively citrus and orchard fruit scents are complicated by notes of sweet butter and honey. Fleshy and smooth in texture, offering spicy pear, orange and fig flavors and a touch of bitter quinine. Nicely concentrated but lively and dry as well, finishing long and tangy, with nervy cut and a hint of anise. As usual, this is a great introduction to Mount Eden's powerful but energetic style of chardonnay at a price almost any wine lover can justify."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Laird Chardonnay Carneros Cold Creek 2011 Product #29268 (In Stock)
Laird Chardonnay Carneros Cold Creek 2011 Laird Chardonnay Carneros Cold Creek 2011


Delicious, old-school, California Chardonnay is getting hard to find, but Laird has clearly decided to buck the low/no-oak, high acid trend.  A rich, creamy, well oaked, Chardonnay that delivers big aromas and flavors of ripe pear, salty caramel, vanilla, brown butter and toasty oak but still manages to finish clean and dry.  Spicy buttered pear flavors linger over the nutty oak nicely.

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