White Wine by Hendry from Napa Valley, California. Straw yellow color with the very faint coppery tinge typical of Pinot Gris. Soft initial aromas of orange rind, herbs, honey, green apple and pear. Round and creamy mineral and lemon on the palate, with citrus pith on the finish. Juicy and palate-cleansing. Lighter foods like a savory ricotta and leek frittata, chicken breast, shrimp or shellfish-or simply a sunny afternoon-would pair best with the subtle flavors of this wine.
White Wine by Thomas Goss from South Australia, Australia. This wine displays floral and fresh fruit characters on the nose, with a clean and minerally finish. The wine has a lovely balance and charm which is a beautiful reflection of the Hills region and a fitting tribute to visionary farming families like those of Thomas Goss.
White Wine by Oxford Landing from South Australia, Australia. A tantalizingly creamy yet crisp, clean Chardonnay. Pale golden straw in color with vibrant green hues, it has lifted aromas of freshly cut white peaches, citrus and honeydew melon. Underlying hints of nougat, nutmeg and cinnamon spice add complexity to the bouquet.
White Wine by Secco Italian Bubbles by Charles Smith from Italian, Italy. Notes of white peach, apricot, lychee and orange blossoms. Beautiful, soft bubbles with a lovely focus - completely delicious. Blend: 100% Moscato
White Wine by Le P'tit Paysan from Central Coast, California. Bright, with orchard fruit giving way to an intense minerality.
White Wine by MacPhail from Sonoma County, California. Winemaker James MacPhail notes, "Gap's Crown has a notable reputation for Pinot Noir, but guess what, Chardonnay shines just as brightly in this vineyard near the Petaluma Gap. This blonde bombshell draws you in with pleasant aromas of toasted brioche and floral notes that set the stage for what's ahead. Everything wonderful about Chardonnay is in this glass, with luscious lemon curd joined by aromas and flavors of white pear, green apple and golden pineapple. It's a bit old school, but she knows how to dance, and you're her chosen partner."
White Wine by Domaine Gilles Morat from Burgundy, France - regions. The wine captures the unique character of its Vergisson terroir: pure and fresh, green apple, citrus and peach flavors with a soft minerality, imparting finesse and length.
White Wine by Olivet Lane from Russian River, California. The 2013 Olivet Lane Vineyard Chardonnay matches the striking elegance that this special site can confer with an exquisite depth and richness. The aroma is loaded with citrus zest, ripe Bartlett pear, caramel and toffee. The wine's focused acidity supports layered flavors, which enter with Meyer lemon and open to reveal honeycomb, vanilla creme brulee, cappuccino, and hazelnut shortbread. The luxurious textures in the mouth appear seamless, from the superbly silken entry to the seductively satiny finish. Pair this wine with a silky wild Pacific salmon served with citrus beurre blanc to echo its texture and aromatics. This is also the wine to pour during Dungeness crab season, as cracked crab is its ultimate partner. Though enjoyable in the present in the full flourish of its fruit, optimal drinking and aromatic complexity will approach with up to five years of cellaring.
White Wine by Pepperwood Grove from California. This Chardonnay shows an intriguing array of aromas from vanilla bean, toasted hazelnuts, to lemon Verbena. Crisp flavors of green apple and biscotti contrast with hints of grapefruit, toasted marshmallow, and fresh lime on the finish. A bit of aging on American Oak, adds depth and complexity furthering this wine's broad stylistic appeal. Pair Pepperwood Grove Chardonnay with grilled halibut topped with a grapefruit salsa, or a half-dozen barbequed oysters.
White Wine by Gregory Graham from Carneros, California. This was a wonderful vintage which produced an incredible Chardonnay with great potential for aging. The fruit aromas of peach and pear are enhanced with hints of toasted oak, thyme and caramel. The wine is very full-bodied, with flavors of ripe peach and tropical fruits, with a rich, thick finish. The oak is very well integrated, adding light toast to the aroma and accentuating the wine's richness with flavors of creamy vanilla and toffee. This Chardonnay can be enjoyed on its own or with anything that calls for rich, full-bodied vin blanc.
White Wine by Bouchard Aine & Fils from Burgundy, France - regions. Gold with brilliant pale green reflections. Of great finesse, with hints of lemon and lime and a touch of minerality. Very soft, fine attack. A gentle acidity which reveals an agreeable freshness.
White Wine by Talbott from Central Coast, California. Talbott Chardonnay, Diamond T Vineyard is made using a selection of the finest estate grapes from the Diamond T Vineyard. It displays ripe tropical aromas, as well as layers of citrus and minerals. These elements are repeated on the palate, along with sweet vanilla bean flavors. Excellent acidity brings freshness and focus to the wine, and will contribute to its ageability. The finish is long and lingering, with elements from the French oak aging providing additional depth and complexity. This is a cool-climate Chardonnay with power, rich tropical flavors and minerality.
White Wine by Veedercrest from Napa Valley, California. Made in the style of the great Chardonnays of the Piemonte region of Italy and the Chablis region of France. It is more characteristic of a Sauvignon Blanc but truly 100% Chardonnay. Veedercrest was recognized at the 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting for making the most French style Chardonnay of all the Chardonnays entered in the tasting, and we still make it the same way
White Wine by Brewer-Clifton from Central Coast, California. The 2012 3-D Chardonnay displays golden color with citrus aromas of meyer lemon with hints of the ocean air. On the palate, the wine is focused with citrus flavors and balanced acidity.
White Wine by Pahlmeyer from Napa Valley, California. Bright gold in color. Intense aromas of honeysuckle, bee pollen and apricot nectar are lightly tinged with sea salt and interwoven with notes of baked graham cracker. The ultra plush mouth feel has light tones of honeycomb and juicy summer fruits reminiscent of Crane melon and grilled peach, yet retains an austerity driven by the bright acidity characteristic of this vintage. The long finish lingers with flavors of freshly baked bread, cold winter smoke and clean wet stone.