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Poppy Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2014 Product #30882 (In Stock)
Poppy Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2014 Poppy Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2014

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.

The 2014 is even better than the 90 point 2013.  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!

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Poppy Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2013 Product #30208 (In Stock)
Poppy Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2013 Poppy Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2013

Who says you can't find good value in balanced, delicious, California Pinot Noir!  This gem from cool vineyards in the Central Coast's Arroyo Seco gets a pretty luxurious treatment.  The grapes are harvested by hand and come to the winery cool.  After crush, fermentation starts and stays cool and slow to preserve plenty of fruit with gentle pump-overs to extract color and structure.  Then, into French oak barrels to age for 10 months or so, allowing the wine to come together and harmonize.

Give it swirl and you'll enjoy the classic Pinot scents of dark cherry, raspberry, fresh earth and spice.  In your mouth, the flavors spread out nicely with good energy and breadth, but never get heavy or clunky - just 13.5% abv and good acidity helps.  The dark berry, spice and smoke flavors flow through the generous, crisp, finish with berry and caramel notes lingering nicely.  Fresh, generous, easy-drinking, and well priced.

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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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Fossil Point Pinot Noir Edna Valley 2014 Product #30943 (In Stock)

Fossil Point is named for the rugged headland in San Luis Obispo County which features sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Central Coast. These cool coastal vineyards are perfect for Pinot Noir, allowing plenty of ripeness while retaining freshness and fine acidity.

The 2014 edition is simply superb, about as fine a California Pinot Noir value as we've seen in years.  Loads of sweet, ripe, red and black fruit on the nose and palate with a kick of smoke and sweet spice from 14 months in French oak.  A blood orange note comes out with air, lending freshness to match the classic California richness before the sweet spice and dark fruit come up on the long, pure, finish.  Really, really, good stuff.

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Bishops Peak Pinot Noir Central Coast 2013 Product #30238 (In Stock)
Bishops Peak Pinot Noir Central Coast 2013 Bishops Peak Pinot Noir Central Coast 2013

Talley's value Pinot is fresh, clean, and pumps out plenty of ripe fruit and sweet spice. A fine value.

"High-pitched red berry and floral pastille scents show a spicy overtone. On the palate, peppery redcurrant and strawberry flavors deepen and stretch out with air while retaining an urgent character. Closes clean and lively, leaving a subtly sweet red berry note behind."  Vinous (Reynolds) 89 points

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Cru Chardonnay Monterey 2013 Product #29915 (In Stock)
Cru Chardonnay Monterey 2013 Cru Chardonnay Monterey 2013

Here's an unexpectedly rich and creamy Chardonnay in the Cakebread style - but at a much better price!  Everything about this says "expensive" - hand harvested, barrel fermented, and a just-right 15% new oak gives this fantastic richness and texture and flavor to burn.  Pear, ripe apple, fresh butter and pretty spice notes show on the nose and palate and get richer with air.  A just right touch of acidity keeps everything fresh and food-friendly. A luxurious value.

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Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara 2014 Product #30874 (In Stock)

The 2014 vintage gave us ripe but nicely fresh Pinot's from this part of California, and this is a great example.  Pretty plum and wild strawberry aromas add notes of spice and chocolate with air.  The aromas carry over to the nicely rich but still elegant Pinot that finishes silky and smooth.  Will take a light chill if you like and very fine value.

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Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate 2013 Product #30241 (In Stock)
Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate 2013 Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate 2013

A classy, medium-bodied, Pinot Noir mainly from Talley's Rosemary's and Rincon Vineyards with 13 months in 30% new oak.  There's a lovely floral element to the red berry and spice core.

"Intense aromas of fresh red berries and rose oil, plus suggestions of blood orange and dusty minerals. Silky and fine-grained, offering nervy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of candied rose. Delicate and precise but also deep, with gentle tannins building slowly on the long, sharply focused finish."  Vinous (Reynolds) 92 points

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Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Oliver's Vyd 2013 Product #30239 (In Stock)
Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Oliver's Vyd 2013 Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Oliver's Vyd 2013

Concentrated and pure with light minerality, this is one of the most exciting Chardonnays in the store right now.

"Deeply pitched pear nectar, anise, jasmine and iodine scents show very good clarity and an emerging gingery element. Concentrated orchard fruit flavors are sharpened by a suggestion of dusty minerals and a late jolt of white pepper. The floral note repeats strongly on the finish, which hangs on with excellent focus and tenacity."  Vinous (Reynolds) 92 points

"The 2013 Chardonnay Oliver's Vineyard is brilliant and one of the more racy, steel and lively whites in the lineup. Giving up lots of citrus blossom, salt block, mineral and a touch of white flowers, it's medium-bodied, balanced and elegant, with beautiful tension and vibrancy. Completely barrel fermented and aged in 20% new French oak, it's one serious, classy Chardonnay that represents a terrific value at this quality level."Wine Advocate 93 points

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