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Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014 375ml Product #31588 (In Stock)
Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014 375ml Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014 375ml

Steve MacRostie creates this classy Chardonnay from grapes grown in some of the most exciting regions of California's Sonoma Coast.  Sangiacomo and Hi Vista vineyards in Carneros give richness and texture.  Several Russian River Valley sites - including sites owned by the Dutton and Martinelli familes - give lift, purity and vibrancy.  And MacRostie's own Wildcat Mountain Vyd just west of Carneros adds fantastic complexity and length.

All of the fruit is pressed whole cluster (without destemming) to maintain clarity and freshness.  About 90% ferments and ages in (20% new) French oak for more richness and body while 20% stays in stainless steel to retain crispness and cut.

"Features a delicious core of vibrant grapefruit and lemon-laced tangerine and white peach notes, with zesty acidity that keeps the flavors fresh and jumping."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Neyers Chardonnay 304 Sonoma 2015 Product #31483 (In Stock)
Neyers Chardonnay 304 Sonoma 2015 Neyers Chardonnay 304 Sonoma 2015

Here's proof that "No Oak" doesn't have to mean "No Body" or "No Flavor"!  Bruce Neyere's Chardonnay 304 - for the gauge of stainless steel used for the tanks - delivers layers of rich caramelized pear and yellow apple fruit with accents of buttery caramel popcorn.  The texture is more rich, dense, and smooth than many well-oaked wines, but the purity and freshness show off the cool tank fermentation and gentle stirring of the lees.  Refreshing and fun.

"Finds a groove between ripeness, flavor and finesse, folding together with a mix of fig, pear, nectarine and tangerine notes. Glides along, with a citrusy aftertaste."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Occidental Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012 Product #31422 (In Stock)
Occidental Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012 Occidental Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012

Steve Kistler formed Occidental to create a smaller, more hands-on, Pinot Noir winery for himself and his daughters, Catherine and Elizabeth.  And, in just its second vintage, Occidental is already a huge success!  As Antonio Galloni said after tasting the estate’s three single-vineyard wines, “"Steve Kistler's 2012 Occidental Pinots are off the charts gorgeous... Readers who can find the Occidental Pinots should not hesitate to grab them, as they are truly magnificent."

Finding the Vinous 96-97+ point single vineyard wines is next to impossible (and, at $125-$175, expensive), so this is your best chance to enjoy Kistler’s benchmark Pinots at a very reasonable price.  The 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot is made from fruit grown in Steve’s Occidental Station and Bodega Headlands vineyards, both perched on hills bathed in the cool wines flowing through Sonoma’s Petaluma Gap.  The barrels used for this wine were just a touch more ripe and fleshy than Kistler was looking for in his single-vineyard bottlings – but no less delicious!

The wine opens with lovely aromas of crushed raspberry and cherry, cherry blossom, loamy earth and sweet baking spice.  On the palate it’s medium-bodied (at a restrained for California 14.1% alcohol) with generous flavors of tangy raspberry, sweet red cherry, and a nice layer of barrel spice (although hardly oaky!).  The pure fruit flavors keep on flowing through a fine, pure, finish leaving fresh raspberry and spice flavors lingering on.  The fine tannins and fresh acids suggest this will just keep improving over the next 5 years or so, but it’s so delicious now that you’ll be hard put to wait.  A rare and delicious opportunity to enjoy Steve Kistler’s work for those of us not on the mailing list!

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Kistler Chardonnay Sonoma Mountain 2015 Product #32114 (In Stock)
Kistler Chardonnay Sonoma Mountain 2015 Kistler Chardonnay Sonoma Mountain 2015

The new release of this American classic is a big, expressive, wine that shows plenty of citrus, orchard fruit, and fresh butter before coming together nicely on the brisk, focused, finish. The 2015 shows fine purity and definition to the rich orchard fruit aromas and flavors with pretty accents of spice, smoke, butter and vanilla. Delicious now and over the next 5 years or so.

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Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle 2014 Product #31374 (In Stock)
Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle 2014 Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle 2014

Matt Courtney spent the past 8 years making Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer at their legendary Marcassin estate where he created a string of 95-100 point wines.  Here, he applies what he learned to fruit grown by Ulises Valdez, the diminutive Mexican immigrant who is now one of the greatest Chardonnay farmers in the New World (Peter Michael, Aubert, and DuMol are all clients).  And that fruit comes from a great site on the Sonoma Coast/Russian River border and the marvelous 2014 vintage – a year perhaps even better for Chardonnay than 2012 or 2013.

If you wish you’d bought Aubert, Peter Michael, Kongsgaard or Kistler’s single-vineyard Chardonnays when you had the chance – before wines became allocated and the retail prices simply silly – then, please, do not miss this wine.

"The 2014 Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard is flat out gorgeous. Ample, unctuous and inviting, the 2014 offers exceptional depth, silkiness and nuance. Apricot jam, honey, honeysuckle, orange peel and baked apple all flesh out in the glass. The interplay of rich, textured fruit and bright aromatics is compelling. The 2014 is a bold, opulent wine from Matt Courtney and yet it retains remarkable balance." Vinous (Galloni) 95 points

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