1. Arnot Roberts Chardonnay Watson Ranch 2018

    Arnot Roberts Chardonnay Watson Ranch 2018

    Southern-most edge, and coolest, section of Napa Valley. On the San Pablo Bay, south of Carneros. Lower alcohol, minimal oak, citrus-y style of Chardonnay. Rich flavor, light body. Boasts tingling acidity, a basket of lemons, grapefruits and green apples, honeydew melon. Aged in neutral oak with occasional lees stirring to add mouth feel & texture. Learn More
  2. Doyard Blanc de Blancs 2008

    Doyard Blanc de Blancs 2008

    $115.00 (NET)
    Fermented in used barrels with blocked malolactic, Doyard's 2008 Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru saw 108 months on the lees before it was disgorged with three grams per liter dosage. Warm biscuits, citrus oil, dried white flowers and a delicate hint Marcona almonds, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and incisive, with an racy spine of acidity, a concentrated core of fruit and a long, searingly intense and delicately flavorful finish. Learn More
  3. Domaine Michel Gros Fontaine Saint-Martin Monopole Hautes Cotes de Nuits Blanc 2016

    Domaine Michel Gros Fontaine Saint-Martin Monopole Hautes Cotes de Nuits Blanc 2016

    From acclaimed Vosne-Romanée producer Michel Gros comes his only white wine, usually grown higher up on the hillslopes of Côtes de Nuits in the 3ha monopole of Fontaine St-Martin. This is an absolutely superb white Burgundy, with great structure and depth following its extremely attractive nose of stone fruits and sweet spices. There’s a lightly grainy texture as well as vibrant acidity on the concentrated, complex palate. Will compete with any Burgundy at twice the price. Learn More
  4. Matthieu Barret Cotes du Rhone "Petit Ours" 2017

    Matthieu Barret Cotes du Rhone "Petit Ours" 2017

    Cotes du Rhone. All Syrah from Visan in the Northern Rhone Valley. Fruit destemmed, indigenous yeast, cement tank ferment and aged. Deep dark color, smell & taste boysenberries, blueberries, black pepper, bacon, black olive. Reminds us of Northern Rhone Syrah more than Southern with its spice/olive/meaty character. "Petit Ours" is "Little Bear." Learn More
  5. Baron de Magana Navarra Red Blend 2011

    Baron de Magana Navarra Red Blend 2011

    It’s always nice to find a winery in which their current release has some age on it. A sensational effort, it boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as abundant notes of blackberries, crème de cassis, camphor and flowers, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, tremendous lushness and purity, and a beautifully textured, round, generous finish. This sexy, supple wine should drink well for 3-5+ years. Learn More
  6. Brown Estate "Chaos Theory" Napa Valley Red Wine 2017

    Brown Estate "Chaos Theory" Napa Valley Red Wine 2017

    A unique blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Petite Sirah, 15% Zinfandel 5% Petite Verdot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon for a full, fruity, irresistible wine. So engaging on the nose with up-front aromas of strawberry, red plum, blueberry, black cherry, violets, black pepper, and licorice, followed by a palate that gives the wine an extra firmness from its chewy, tannic grip. Party in the mouth. Learn More
  7. "The Barrel Blend" Napa Valley Red Wine 2016

    "The Barrel Blend" Napa Valley Red Wine 2016

    “Kitchen sink blend” of 41% Merlot, 14% Zinfandel, 13% Malbec, 10% Syrah, 11%% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Petite Sirah, 3% Pinot Noir, 3% Grenache 3% Petite Verdot, 2% Mouvedre, and 1% Cabernet Franc Franc . The 2016 offers loads of kirsch and blackberry fruits as well as complex spice and tobacco characteristics. Fruit forward and charming with a dense color and soft palate. Learn More
  8. Lioco Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2018

    Lioco Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2018

    As the story goes, the Lioco brand was conceived in a back alley behind Spago in Beverly Hills by Kevin O’Connor and Matt Licklider. There is no new oak used in this Chardonnay, so the finish is crisp and refreshing, but this is not tart or super high in acid. If you are looking for an un-oaked Chardonnay, this is the wine for you. The flavor profile is mostly lemon/lime with with some chamomile and herb characteristics that are complimented by firm acidity. Learn More
  9. Forest-Marie Brut Champagne

    Forest-Marie Brut Champagne

    A 50/50 blend of both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and a combination of the 2008 and 2010 vintages. Big, rich, round, yeasty biscuit quilities are the star of the show here. A really nice Growers Champagne with the land being in the family going back to 1746. A nose of cool pear, cream, citrus, brioche, and light apple. The palate is moderate in weight with golden apple, pear, brioche, and a light oak barrel spice to add texture. Learn More
  10. Clif Family "The Climber" 2017

    Clif Family "The Climber" 2017

    63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 15% Petite Sirah, and 5 % Cabernet Franc coming from Diamond Mountain and St. Helena, then aged in 40% new French oak for 18 months. This is an enticing blend that’s full and fruity without being too big or aggressive: aromas of red plums, blackcurrant, black cherry, chocolate, coffee, licorice, and cloves followed by a palate with soft, ripe tannins for an approachable wine that goes down very easily. Learn More
  11. Philippe Tessier Cheverny 2018

    Philippe Tessier Cheverny 2018

    The commune of Cheverny in the Loire can produce wines of piercing acidity, but sometimes there is a vintage where the fruit shines. 2018 was a vintage of near perfect growing conditions with high yields, great concentration, and lower than usual acidity. The addition of 30% Chardonnay in Tessier also makes this a wine with flavors of tangerine, melons, green banana, toasty almond meringue, stone fruits and tropical fruits. Very outgoing Cheverny. Learn More
  12. Champ Divin Jura Chardonnay 2018

    Champ Divin Jura Chardonnay 2018

    This might be one of the cleanest and purest Jura wines I have tasted. This is not a knock on the natural styles of the region, but it is simply to say the wine is wildly enjoyable. There is a good amount of butterscotch, baked apples/pears on the nose and the texture is creamy and dreamy. There is a great mouth coating texture that often comes with Chardonnay and the toasted marcona almonds hint that this Chardonnay is from Jura. Learn More
  13. Kongsgaard Chardonnay Napa Valley 2017

    Kongsgaard Chardonnay Napa Valley 2017

    $125.00 (NET)
    "Exuberant tropical fruit and honeysuckle scents plus savory/nut notes with hints of brioche, marzipan and ginger. Full-bodied and voluptuously fruited in the mouth, it offers tons of salted nut and savory layers with seamless freshness and fantastic length." - Lisa Perotti-Brown Learn More
  14. Antica Terra "Aurata" Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2017

    Antica Terra "Aurata" Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2017

    $150.00 (NET)
    Antica Terra is one of the finest “cult” wineries in Oregon and we were pleased to find out that they have a Chardonnay. In sourcing chardonnay, Antica Terra looked to the Shea Vineyard because it is one of the places that real depth and intensity comes through. Even in an opulent vintage, the vineyard has the ability to hold onto acid and deliver a deeply expressive wine with astonishing persistence. Learn More
  15. Domaine du Seminaire Cotes du Rhone 2018

    Domaine du Seminaire Cotes du Rhone 2018

    Big, bright jammy fruit jumps out of the glass as this wine is ready to drink. Sometimes Cotes du Rhone can be muddled and boring as they all seem to be cut from the same cloth. This has some spunk and some personality with a clean expression of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan. Organically farmed with sweet strawberry, garrigue, licorice, blackberry and raspberry. This is a perfect example of Cotes du Rhone at the perfect price to make this a dinner staple or an everyday drinker. Learn More
  16. Cave Dog Red Blend Napa Valley 2015

    Cave Dog Red Blend Napa Valley 2015

    This wine over-delivers at the price. There are so many Napa Cabernet Sauvignons masquerading around charging $80-100 dollars that it makes my eyes get wide open when I see a Bordeaux blend for only $55. This is Right Bank in style with 58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Franc. Merlot is where the value is, as it has had a two decade up-hill battle that has only re-assured me that Pinot Noir has increased in price, but the quality is the same. Learn More
  17. Saint Chamant Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne NV

    Saint Chamant Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne NV

    There is a 5g/L dosage on this Champagne, but the roundness seems as if it is a much higher dosage. Lemon curd spread on a croissant is the first aroma that comes to mind as the lees aging is evident. Baked pear, marzipan and dried herbs gives this sparkler a complexity that is not often seen in 100% Chardonnay. Big and rich, shying away from the laser sharp acidity that can take over Champagne. Round and ready to appeal to any Champagne drinker. Learn More
  18. Robert Moncuit Le Mesnil Extra Brut Champagne NV

    Robert Moncuit Le Mesnil Extra Brut Champagne NV

    A blend of 100% Chardonnay from the 2013 and 2014 vintages, which showcases the chalky soils of Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger. Portions of this cuvée spend time in 228 liter casks, which softens some of the acidity and give it texture. It’s hard to believe this is an Extra-Brut with 3g/L dosage because the texture is fairly rich and creamy with a fine mousse that caresses the palate. In the glass there are high citrus notes, fresh baked biscuits with lemon curd, green apple, pear and peach. Learn More
  19. Domaine d'Henri St-Pierre Chablis 2016

    Domaine d'Henri St-Pierre Chablis 2016

    Going back to the seventeenth century, the Laroche family own some of the best village plots in Chablis. From 30-year-old estate vines grown in Maligny, Chablis, and Fleys, this is an exceptional and classic representation of the famous appellation. There are light aromas of green apple and citrus fruit, but this is all about the acidic, tight, dry, gripping, and racy palate. Very Chablis. Learn More
  20. Jacquesson Cuvee 742 Champagne NV

    Jacquesson Cuvee 742 Champagne NV

    50% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, 25% Meunier. The Cuvée 700 series is all about expressing both terroir and the vintage – the wine changes with each release, rather than being a consistent house blend. The base for 742 is 2014, showing a subtly developing maturity of roasted almonds, biscuit, and mushrooms but still incredibly fresh with high acidity and a dry, lean, linear palate filled out with a creamy texture and red apples. Intense and ageworthy. Learn More
  21. Tsantali Xinomavro Naoussa Greece 2014

    Tsantali Xinomavro Naoussa Greece 2014

    Similar to the wines of famous regions such as Burgundy, if you see Naoussa on the label, the grape in the bottle is Xinomavro. This expression is a little bit lighter than the grape can express with a vibrant ruby red color and clocking in at 12.5 % abv. The nose is fruit-forward with ripe red berries and savory notes of herbs. Medium-bodied with a delicate light mushroom, leather and fig. Very much like a Pinot Noir in style and should satisfy many palates Learn More
  22. Opus One Napa Valley Red Wine 2016

    Opus One Napa Valley Red Wine 2016

    $375.00 (NET)
    “The 2016 Opus One has turned out beautifully. The 2016 most closely resembles the 2014, although it has more mid-palate sweetness and overall depth, along with a slightly darker profile. I expect the 2016 will enjoy a long drinking window that will start to open relatively soon. Of the last four vintages, the 2016 is certainly the most open-knit in the early going. The blend is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec. 96+ (AG) “ Learn More
  23. Failla Fort-Ross Seaview Estate Chardonnay 2017

    Failla Fort-Ross Seaview Estate Chardonnay 2017

    Estate vineyard right near the Pacific Ocean that’s entirely dry-farmed. These cool, difficult growing conditions result in low yields but high, intense quality. Aged for 11 months in 15% new French oak, 30% Nomblot concrete egg and 10% stainless. This leads to a unique Chardonnay for California, lean, mineral, and grainy with sturdy acidity and light citrus aromas. Crème brȗlée as well as stone fruits such as apricot and peach are found on the palate, leading to a crisp and creamy finish. Learn More
  24. Hudson Vineyards Estate Grown Chardonnay Carneros 2017

    Hudson Vineyards Estate Grown Chardonnay Carneros 2017

    From Lee Hudson's awesome vineyard on Highway 12 in the Carneros. One of California's best Chardonnays, this is rich, layered, creamy, tangy and intense. Smell and taste fresh pineapple drizzled with honey, lemon custard, peach puree, baked pears, roast almonds and hazelnuts, toasted and buttered croissants, fresh cream. 14 months in 60% French oak. Has both exceptional richness and a nice crisp, extremely long finish. Learn More
  25. Georges Laval Brut Nature Champagne NV

    Georges Laval Brut Nature Champagne NV

    Although the Laval family has grown grapes in Cumières for generations, it wasn’t until 1971 that the (late) Georges Laval began releasing estate-bottled wines. Among the many notable features of the Laval wines is the family’s longtime commitment to organic viticulture—they’ve been practicing organic since the 1970s, and have long been certified by Ecocert. Transcendent purity, depth, structure and complexity. Learn More