McBride Sisters Chardonnay 2016
Winemaker Notes :
This Central Coast Chardonnay is elegant and vivacious. The fruit was sustainably grown in Edna Valley and Monterey County with flavors that span white peach, pear, citrus zest, green apple, pineapple, vanilla, oak and with delicate notes of white florals. A portion of the wine was put into new and neutral French oak barrels, while the balance was fermented in stainless steel tanks.
J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay 2017 750mlWinery Notes: Light straw in color, this 2017 Arroyo Vista Chardonnay exhibits intriguing aromas of Meyer lemon cream, yellow flowers, baked pear, crème brûlée and toasted hazelnuts. The rich palate texture is derived from the use of classic Burgundian techniques, such as primary and malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and weekly stirring of the lees during aging. The texture is balanced by fresh flavors of apple, pear, and citrus, with a long, sweet oak finish. Pair with triple crème brie cheese, herb roasted chicken, seafood risotto, or hazelnut-crusted halibut.
Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Blanc 2018 750mlWinery Notes: The 2018 Patelin de Tablas Blanc is intensely Rhone-like on the nose, with notes of honeysuckle, orange zest, anise, and crushed rock. In the mouth, it's lush but vibrant with mandarin orange, nectarine, white flowers, and a saline mid-palate. The long, zesty finish shows citrus pith and sea spray minerality, with a lingering orange blossom note. Drink now and for the next 2-3 years.
Venge Silencieux Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750mlWinery Notes: Our 2017 Cabernets on the whole are beautifully concentrated, powerful wines and not to be missed by the collector and enthusiast alike. We were fortunate to have all of our Cabernet lots in production prior to the fires of 2017. As such, all of our wines are 100% smoke free. Fresh roasted coffee, sweet cassis and aromatic blue fruits lead the way to full bodied deliciousness. Much like the 2015 vintage, 2017 is dense and compact, with firm tannins that fully support the cascade of mouth coating flavors. The finish is remarkably lengthy and complex. This wine is approachable upon release and cellar worthy in proper aging conditions. Best now through 2030.
J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay 2018 750mlWinery Notes: The 2018 Riverstone Chardonnay exhibits youthful hues of light straw. The enticing aromas are reminiscent of white peach, apricot, ripe orange, and cocoa, and complemented by the palate flavors of citrus cream and nectarine. The rich texture and balance on the palate from aging sur lie gives way to flavors of vanilla, crème brûlée, and a touch of oak can be found on the long finish. This wine can be enjoyed with a variety of dishes, including Dijon tarragon chicken, roasted halibut,or moules marinière.
Dry Creek Dry Creek Valley Cabernet 2017 750mlWinemaker Notes: This impeccable Cabernet Sauvignon initially displays lively aromatics of black cherry, black currant and dried cranberry. Additional airing reveals nuances of dried flowers, nutmeg, white pepper and cedar. The palate is full-bodied and rich with elegant flavors of ripe raspberry, black currant and fresh boysenberry with notes of cocoa powder, bay leaf, sage and sweet pipe tobacco. The wine is complex and youthful, with bright fruit characters and vibrant spice. It offers intensity and richness and reflects the terroir of Dry Creek Valley beautifully.
Foley Johnson Carneros Chardonnay 2017 750mlWinery Notes: Light golden in color, our 2017 Carneros Chardonnay delivers pleasant aromas of fresh apples, stone fruit and citrus. On the palate, a rich mouthfeel and medium body are greeted with flavors of ripe pear, apricot, crème brûlée, and undertones of coconut and vanilla. This wine finishes elegant and smooth, and will make a great pairing with soft cheeses or herb crusted Halibut.
Contratto Millesimato Pas Dosé 2013 750mlWinemaker Notes : Dry and powerful, lending considerable verve to a set of flavors and textures deeply steeped with the essence of Pinot Noir. Brisk and energetic. On the palate chalk, graphite, red berries and mint emerge. White flowers, citrus and crushed rocks are layered into the finish.