- Poppy Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2014 Product #30882 (In Stock)
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!
- Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2015 Product #31600 (In Stock)
Poppy's a pretty much perfect Paso party cab. No, it's not terribly serious, but the boisterous fruit, smoky oak, and sweet spice aromas and flavors are forward and ready to play. Juicy and fleshy on the palate with smooth, supple, tannins and a nice lash of black fruit, smoke and spice on the smooth, fresh, finish. Easy drinking fun.