United States White

Bacchus 2019 California Chardonnay

A really lovely bottling of California sunshine, this Chardonnay from Bacchus is fruit-forward, buttery and easy drinking. Enjoy with roast chicken or creamy pasta dishes. Bacchus is a project from winemaker and wine director David Gordon who set out to create high quality wines at a great value that showcased the best of California vineyards.  I'm not saying you should sneak this into a movie theatre to make the perfect pairing for popcorn, but I'm also not *not* saying that..Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $12.99

Banyan 2019 Monterey County Gewürztraminer

This is a Gewürztraminer that might just change a few hearts and minds about the grape. In the wrong hands, Gewürztraminer can become cloying and overpowering with the scent of Grandma's potpourri, but this wine from Kenny Likitprakong shows some serious restraint. Sourced entirely from the Rancho Llegado vineyard in Monterey County, the frequent cool winds of the area maintain the much needed acidity to balance this wine. Banyan was designed by Kenny and his father with their Thai heritage in mind, and as such this Gewürztraminer is the perfect pairing for South-east Asian cuisine or anything with a bit of spice to it. Though it is fermented nearly dry, it maintains a softness with notes of ripe nectarine, a touch of tropical fruit, sage, and bright, fresh gardenia blossoms. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Broadside 2018 Central Coast Chardonnay

Brian and Stephy Terrizzi's Broadside project focuses on sustainably farmed vineyards and minimalist winemaking (native yeasts, minimal handling, neutral oak), as well as purity of flavor and varietal expression.Their Central Coast Chardonnay is a quintessential example of their wine growing and winemaking philosophy; a bright and creamy Chardonnay with ripe lemon and peach flavors and a saline minerality. The wine is fermented in tanks, then aged in 75% steel and 25% oak barrels, left on the lees and stirred regularly for a creamier feel on the palate.

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $16.99

Broc Cellars 2019 Mendocino 'Amore Bianco' Tocai Friulano

There's a quality that seems to run through all of the Broc Cellars wine; I like to call it "sunniness",  as though Chris Brock is literally capturing California sun and bottling it. The 'Amore Bianco' is 100% Tocai Friulano from the beautiful Fox Hill Vineyard in Mendocino, a haven of Italian grape varieties, which sits on rocky sandstone and quartz. The grapes are fermented on the skins in a combination of sandstone jars and steel tanks, then pressed into neutral French oak where it ages for eight months before bottling unfiltered. This wine really does taste of Italy by way of California. All of the tell-tale signs of great Italian white with an herbaceous quality and slightly bitter finish, but with brighter, riper fruit. On the nose is grapefruit, lemon oil, tarragon, basil, and sea salt. The palate is juicy is slightly textured, a squeeze of lemon juice, almond skins, and herbaceous, almost vegetal savoriness. As the label suggests, this is a great option for those hard to pair vegetables like artichoke and asparagus! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Cameron 2018 Dundee Hills Clos Electrique Blanc

Clos Electrique is the organic and dry-farmed  estate vineyard for Cameron Winery. As one of the warmer sites in the Red Hills of Dundee, the grapes are picked earlier to maintain a balance of ripeness and acidity. For their Chardonnay from this vineyard, the wines are meant to emulate the richness of Meursault. This vintage is described by the winemakers with notes of "notes of honeysuckle, creme Anglaise, lemon curd, marzipan and orange blossom.  The palate mirrors the nose along with unctuous mouth feel resulting from 2 years contact with the yeast lies prior to bottling."

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $82.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Division 2019 Van Duzer Corridor Johan Vineyard Chardonnay 'Trois'

The Johan Vineyard remains one of my favorite sites in Oregon for it's consistently high-quality, and terroir-expressive fruit. The vineyard is planted on marine sediment with broken granite and the Chardonnay block that Division has selected is grafted with "suitcase" cuttings from Meursault. For the fruit that survived the fires and smoke taint,  2019 was actually a great vintage for the Willamette valley with a relatively cool summer, and cool, dry conditions during veraison which allowed them to pick well into October. The wine was aged in one 300L neutral Austrian barrel, and one new 500L French puncheon. The location of the Johan Vineyard along the Van Duzer Corridor brings in wafts of cool Pacific air and adds brightness and salinity to the wines. This is an intensely mineral-driven Chardonnay when you first open it with bright acidity, and after being exposed to air it blossoms and presents its creamy silkiness on the palate. I highly recommend drinking one now and saving one in the cellar for several years. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Division 2020 Columbia Valley Chenin Blanc "L'Isle Verte"

We are always excited when this beautiful Columbia Valley Chenin Blanc comes back in stock! The 'L'Isle Verte" comes from 45+ year old, own-rooted vines on the Willard Farms which sits on a fascinating mix of volcanic and basalt bedrock with quartz, lime silica, and glacial sedimentary topsoil which give the wine beautiful minerality.Notes of dried yellow flowers, potting soil, fresh thyme, fleur de sel, apricot, and dried hay. The acidity is bright but not bracing, a really beautiful Chenin! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Low Sulfur

Edmunds St. John 2018 El Dorado Riesling Bone Dry

New to the Edmunds St. John lineup, this Riesling is precisely as advertised, BONE DRY. From one of our favorite and most consistent producers, this is a Riesling for those who you who think Riesling is too sweet for you. I can assure you this is crisp, incredibly refreshing, with notes of fresh lime and white grapefruit, soft white flowers, and tart green apple. Enjoy this outside, with farmer's market greens and creamy goat cheese! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

Edmunds St. John 2019 El Dorado County Heart of Gold

Edmunds St. John continues to produce some of the most consistentl, high-quality California wine on the market. This tasty white blend of ~55% Vermentino and 45% Grenache Blanc is a testament to that. The fruit is from the Fenaughty Vineyard, previously an orchard, which sits at 2800ft elevation in the Sierra Foothills on the North edge of Carson Ridge. This vintage had a bit of slow start due to a very cold winter and a very wet spring, but in the end the quality of the fruit was great, albeit with lower yields. The juice was fermented in stainless steel and brought to a low temperature to discourage malo in order to maintain its  bright acidity.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Eminence Road 2018 Seneca Lake Lamb's Quarter Vineyard - Char

The wines from Eminence Road get better and better each year, and this year's Lamb's Quarter Chardonnay is no exception. As these wines are made with very little intervention, there is a real sense of rusticity from the barn they're made in, and the limestone and loam soil the vines are grown in show prominently on the palate. For this bottling, the grapes are destemmed and allowed the macerate for two days on the skins before fermenting in stainless steel tanks. The wine spends 22 months on the lees, and then bottled by hand, unfined and unfiltered. On the nose are notes of crisp yellow apple, fresh cider, clean linens, and chalk. The palate is bright, with yellow and green apples, Meyer lemon, and crushed rock on the finish giving it a lovely bit of texture. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Low Sulfur

Enlightenment Wines 2020 St Crimson Blackcurrent Mead

The St. Crimson is a dry mead made from pressed black currants and NY state honey fermented with indigenous yeasts and then aged for a year in oak barrels. A beautiful deep ruby color, the nose is mix of cassis, raspberry, hibiscus, bruised herbs, and a whiff of something gamey. The palate is dry with juicy brambly fruits and a savory finish. This is delightful on its own on a cool fall evening, but also works well in cocktails, as the float on a NY Sour or in a spritz. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Mead still
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • No Sulfur

J. Brix 2020 Santa Barbara County Kick on Ranch Vnyd 'Cobolorum Pet'Nat

This pet-nat was billed to me as "lemonade for adults" and I think that descriptor is spot on. This wine is perfectly refreshing, bright, lemony, and bone-dry. 100% Riesling from the Kick on Ranch in Los Alamos planted on ancient beach & diatomaceous earth, chert, and limestone give the the fruit plenty of mineral character. The wine is bottled before fermentation is complete and then left unfined, unfiltered, and undisgorged giving it a beautfiul hazy yellow color in the glass. A great no-sulfur pet-nat to fight the scorching hot days of summer. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Clarine Farm 2019 Sierra Foothills Viognier

This vintage of the La Clarine Viognier is a mixture of fruit from the granitic Cedarville Vineyard, and the volcanic Sumu Kaw Vineyard in the Sierra Foothils. The fruit is fermented together as whole clusters and then aged in tanks.

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Monument Wine Company 2019 Applegate Valley 'French Lessons'

The makers Monument Wine Co., a new winery based in Portland, Oregon,  were inspired by the wines of the Loire Valley for this bottling.  More specifically a nod to whites of Cheverny (a category I have always loved) with this 50% Chardonnay, 50% Sauvignon Blanc which comes from two Applegate Valley vineyards managed by Herb Quady, the Layne Vineyard for Chardonnay, and the IronBird Vineyard for Sauvignon Blanc. This is rugged territory out in, what appears to be, middle of nowhere Oregon, with rocky granite/gravelly clay soils to feed the vines. The fruit is macerated together on the skins for one day, then gently racked into steel where it fermented and aged for nine months on the lees, bottled unfined/unfiltered with just a tiny amount of SO2. Like a great Cheverny, this wine is the best of both white wine worlds; simultaneously zippy and refreshing, and also ripe and rounded. On the nose are notes of  cantaloupe, barely ripe nectarine, green pear, almond blossoms, fresh moss, and river rocks. On the palate is a a lovely richness from the ripe Chardonnay and the short time on the skins, some additional salty, cereal notes from the lees contact, and finishes with a fresh vain of acidity from the Sauvignon Blanc. Delicious and versatile as a food pairing! Michelle DeWygnaert

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Presqu'ile Winery 2019 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

Situated in one of the coldest regions of Southern California, this Chardonnay from Santa Barbara County manages the perfect balance between richness and weight, with bright, mouth-watering acidity. Unlike the stereotype of California Chardonnay, the "movie-theatre butter" flavor that comes from an over-abundance of diacetyl presents as a creamy and tangy cream fraiche instead. The proximity to the Pacific Ocean and sandy soils of the vineyard give this wine it's freshness and an aroma of seashells on the nose with soft, white flowers, yellow apple skin, tarragon, and french vanilla. On the palate is an immediate rush of acidity like freshly squeezed lemon juice, followed by the rounded, creaminess of yogurt and finishes with a lingering the lingering stoniness of smooth river rocks. An excellent deal for well-made, organically farmed, food-friendly Chardonnay. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Spencer, Elizabeth 2020 Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc

An excellent, well-balanced example of California Sauvignon Blanc blended from three organically farmed vineyards in Mendocino. The fruit from each vineyard is fermented separately all in stainless steel to preserve their individual qualities, and then blended together before bottling.Bright, sunny notes of white grapefruit, clementine, and sweet basil. Plenty of juicy acidity, and a crisp, clean finish. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic

Two Shepherds 2016 Russian River Valley 'A Tribute to Saralee Kunde'

Saralee Kunde is a bit of a legend in the Russian River Valley not only for her prowess in the vineyard, but also for her big heart. This parcel of Grenache Blanc in Catie's Corner Vineyard was actually specifically budded over to the variety in 2011 because of the Two Shepherds winemaker's passion for the grape. This expression is an ode to Saralee, and perhaps it is power of suggestion, but it seems to capture her joy and exuberance. The grapes are destemmed and spend about 2-4 hours on the skins, then fermented and aged in neutral barrels giving this wine soft, rounded edges. It is bottled unfined and unfiltered, but racked for clarity, and then spent several years in bottle, released this year when it was finally deemed ready. Ripe, fragrant cantaloupe and tangerine on the nose with honeysuckle and almond blossom. On the palate a bright acidity that is held within a juicy lushness, a bit of nutty hazelnut, fleur de sel, and a touch of almond skin on the finish. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Low Sulfur

Valravn 2019 Sonoma County Chardonnay

The Valravn Chardonnay comes from a blend of Sonoma vineyards,  40% Sonoma Coast, 30% Russian River & 30% Sonoma Valley, all farmed without synthetic chemicals . The fruit from the Russian River valley is fermented in barrels, but the remainder is fermented in stainless steel to maintain their freshness, with 40% of the blend going through malo. The wine is aged in French oak, with just 25% new barrels used. On the nose notes of buttercup daisies, yogurt, fresh yellow apple, ripe pear, and lemon oil. On the palate is a nice creaminess up front, followed by bright acidity, and finishes with a mouth-coating silkiness. Notes of creamy white peach, juicy pear, lemon, and a tiny touch of lemon pith on finish to maintain balance. A fantastic deal for well made Sonoma Chardonnay! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur