Northwest Wine Company L'umami Pinot Gris 2015
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Gruet Gold Label BrutHere the Chardonnay dominates over Pinot, with apple blossom and citrus aromas and a bright, yeasty palate with a hint of citrus peel, apricot kernel and apple pit in the finish. As the wine opens in air, apple backs off a bit to reveal lovely toasted wheat flavors.
Couly-Dutheil Les Chanteaux Blanc 2016A rare and unique Chenin Blanc with aromatic, soft and floral fruits. Dry and elegant, complex and rich. Chanteaux is a dry, round, vibrant wine with flowery aromas and a little melon, white pear, and pineapple on the palate. This wine is similar to its Loire cousin Vouvray but it has more weight and depth; it is a wonderful and unique expression of pure Chenin Blanc, and it is a wonderful and delicious break from Chardonnay.
Roederer Estate BrutRoederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut builds on the 200-year winemaking tradition established by Champagne Louis Roederer in France. The first California sparkling wine produced by Roederer, the Anderson Valley Brut has established a reputation as one of California's premier sparklers. The Roederer Estate Brut is crisp and elegant with complex pear, spice and hazelnut flavors. It is fresh and lightly fruity with great finesse and depth of flavor. Equally comfortable with candlelight dinners and summer picnics, the Anderson Valley Brut is not just for toasting! It's also wonderful with egg dishes (think brunch), sushi, spicy Asian food, fish and white meats with creamy sauces.
Sean Minor 4 Bears Sauvignon Blanc 2014Sourced from Sonoma County, Lake County and Monterey, a portion of the wine was aged sur-lie in neutral oak to give an extra layer of depth and texture, while the remaining grapes were vinified in stainless steel, resulting in balanced crispness. Aromas of melon, orange blossom and a touch of tropical notes, with citrus grapefruit acidity and a medium body, with a hint of minerality.
Conundrum White 2014Sourced from California’s premier winegrowing regions, this wine is both exotic and bright, a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscat Canelli and Viognier. It lures you in with scents of apricot, pear and honeysuckle, and if you’re paying attention, orange and lemon meringue pie. Initial sweetness is balanced by natural acidity, and we love the hint of oak that plays with flavors of peach, apple and citrus. The long finish will leave you longing for another glass.
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier 2015Bright and enticing, the latest bottling of our exceptional blend offers a lively bouquet of mouthwatering honeydew melon, juicy pomelo and sweet starfruit aromas that dance with hints of soft white florals and spun sugar. The crisp palate leads with ripe fruit flavors of pineapple, lychee, Meyer lemon and fuzzy white peach that linger through the refreshing finish, balanced by vibrant acidity and subtle hints of white tea and clean mineral. With its balanced acidity, this versatile wine pairs well with a number of dishes, from light salads to seafood to, most notably, foods with a hint of spiciness-its subtle sweetness provides balance alongside a touch of heat. Try Chenin Blanc + Viognier with a flavorful Thai curry, a sushi dish, such as a spicy tuna roll, or seared halibut.
A to Z Wineworks Riesling 2015The 2015 A to Z Oregon Riesling has exuberant, almost heady aromas of white flowers, lilac, elderflower, lime blossom, tangerine peel and lemongrass that settle down revealing nuances of lemon sorbet, green tea, talc and sea shells. The wine is bright yet rich in the mouth, impeccably balanced with a hint of sweetness, moderate acidity and nice linearity. The finish is extremely long, crisp and ultimately refreshing with lingering flavors of flowers, lime zest and wet stones. Already drinking great, the 2015 A to Z Riesling will age and gain in complexity and depth over the next fifteen years.
Domaine des Caves du Prieure Sancerre 2016A light but fragrant bouquet of herbals flavors, grapefruit, and citrus. “refreshing” and “crisp” were word that came to mind when the wine hit the palate. It finishes with more lemon-citrus and mineral hints.
Domaine Serge Laporte Sancerre Chavignol 2016This is a wine with lively, mouth-watering acidity. It is fresh and bright, boasting citrus and white fruits on the palate with an aromatic nose and a pronounced and lingering minerality on the finish.
Domaine Sautereau Sancerre 2016An open nose with a good varietal profile leading to notes of boxwood rhubarb, melon and fruite aromas of pear and mango. Supple in the first instance the wine shows good volume in the middle with fruity and floral accents finishing with long lingering aromatics.
Jean-Marc Brocard Saint Bris 2015This Sauvignon Blanc is made from 60 year old vines. It is the only wine in Burgundy which is permitted to be made from Sauvignon grapes. Displays typical nose of Saint Bris, very Sauvignon, followed by orange blossom, mandarin and apricot aromas. A lively and fruity mouthfeel, leads to crisp and delicate flavors with good structure and concentration. Since the 2003 vintage, Saint Bris was justly granted AC status. It is an Auxerre wine which is appreciated for its freshness and appetising aromas.
Domaine de Triennes Sainte Fleur Viognier 2015Intense perfume of apricot, honey-suckle, white flowers and honey of lavander. This wine strikes a beautiful balance between aromatic richness, crisp acidity and mineral structure.
Twin Vines Vinho VerdePale straw with green highlights. Fresh aromas of tropical fruit, melon, banana and lime. Slightly spritzy and lively on the palate, with refreshing citrus fruit flavors. An all-occasion pour, this crisp, refreshing, versatile wine pairs well with salads, chicken, rice dishes, seafood and vegetable pasta dishes, shellfish and seafood.
Catena Zapata Catena Chardonnay 2015The 2015 Catena Chardonnay combines the unique expressions of three high altitude vineyard sites. The wine shows an intense greenish color with yellow notes. The extraordinary combination of these vineyards offer honey and tropical fruit flavors while lending notes of citrus, pears, peaches, and white flowers with a strong minerality and a delicated note of vanilla. The mouthfeel is clean, with a fresh, clean acidity.
Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016The vibrant and aromatic blend produces a fresh, distinctive wine that accentuates the unique character of both varieties. Meticulous winemaking preserves the remarkable intensity of fruit flavour and provides the structure, weight and texture that characterise the Cape Mentelle style.
Honoro Vera Rueda Verdejo 2016This white from Rueda exudes intense aromas of white flowers and fresh fruit with exotic tropical notes. The best vineyards of Rueda are situated on sandy soils covered with gravel, where the vines produce the finest grapes possible in this region, ideal conditions to produce quality white wines.
Bodegas La Val Albariño 2016
Terlato Vineyards Friuli Pinot Grigio 2015The Terlato philosophy of pairing the finest grape varieties with the highest quality regions finds new expression in this new luxury Pinot Grigio from the hills of Friuli Colli Orientali in Northeastern Italy. Terlato Vineyards Pinot Grigio is 100% Estate grown from small blocks, each with different soil compositions and expositions, with low yields then handcrafted into a style that will revolutionize expectations for the varietal. This Pinot Grigio showcases the best Friuli character: exceptional aromatics, complex flavors and balanced acidity, ideal for food pairing. Color: Light gold. Aroma: Bright aromas of white peach, pear and spring flowers. Taste: Complex and layered with ripe peach, apricot, and pear, a mouthfilling texture and crisp mineral finish.