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Bacchus 2018 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
  • 28 in stock
  • $12.99

Banshee 2017 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

  A classic example of Sonoma Coast Chardonnay that exemplifies the balance between ripe California fruit, a kiss of oak, and the freshness that you get from the coastal winds that whip up through the region. The mission at Banshee has always been to create quality, enjoyable wines that don't won't break the bank despite the appellation name. The grapes are gently pressed and then fermented with native yeasts, with this vintage only going through 75% malolactic to maintain its freshness and keep the butteriness to more of crème fraiche note on the nose. The palate has a delicious creaminess bit a bit of butterscotch and vanilla, but the bright notes of lemon zest and green apple keep this wine refreshing and food-friendly. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $21.99

Banyan 2018 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
  • 24 in stock
  • $15.99

Broadside 2017 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.

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $16.99

Cameron 2017 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. The winemaker compares the  Blanc, which is 100% Chardonnay, to a creamy Meursault. It is described as being "perfumed with notes of honeysuckle, creme Anglaise, lemon curd, marzipan and straw."

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Crowley 2018 Willamette Valley Chardonnay (Four Winds)

Humbly labeled as "Willamette" this wine is actually 100% from the Four Winds Vineyard. At ~800ft elevation on the McMinnville Coast, it is one of the highest and also one of the closest to the coast in the Willamette Valley. In true Crowley style, this wine is subtle, finessed, and perfectly representative of the terroir of this region. Though it is aged in 33% new oak, it is administered with a deft hand. On the nose the oak is barely perceptible. Instead you are enticed with notes of chamomile, lemon zest, and yellow apple skins. This vintage was cooler for Willamette which meant the grapes could be picked later giving the wine lots of brightness on the palate rounded out by the oak treatment and a silkiness that develops as the wine rises in temperature. Drink this with something that won't be too overwhelming to let the delicate flavors shine; like lemon butter-poached halibut, or a creamy primavera. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic

Edmunds St. John 2018 El Dorado County Heart of Gold

In addition to perfectly elegant, age-worthy reds, Steve Edmunds produces one of California's lightest, purest white wines from Vermentino and Grenache Blanc. Heart of Gold exudes fresh white florals, mineral water, and tingly  orchard fruit aromas; flavors are bright and defined, graceful and deeply mineral, with gentle rays of citrus pith and crisp pear, golden apple, and yellow peach. Acidity is abundant and well-integated. AR

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $24.99

Eminence Road 2017 Seneca Lake Lamb's Quarter Vineyard - Char

I love the brightness and acidity that you get from shale and limestone bedrock of the Lamb's Vineyard in the Finger Lakes! The juice is fermented and aged in stainless steel to highlight these qualities and bottled with just a minimal amount of sulfur for preservation. The nose is a lovely mix of white flowers, green apple and lemon zest, and the palate is super fresh, a bit salty, and full of minerality. At just under 12% alcohol this Chardonnay is more reminiscent of Chablis than Sonoma, and would be just as great a pairing to shellfish and lighter fare. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Low Sulfur

End of Nowhere 2018 Clarksburg Porcelina

This is an incredibly tasty expression of 100% Pinot Gris from the Heringer Vineyard in Clarksburg, California. The grapes are whole-cluster, direct-pressed, fermented in tank, and then aged in neutral barrels for seven months. The nose has notes of juicy peach, fresh pear, and almond blossoms. The palate is medium-bodied and has a lush, juicy mouthfeel, with a vein of salty minerality.

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Enlightenment Wines Night Eyes Pet Nat Mead

Enlightenment Wines  is a Brooklyn based meadery focused on using all NY state produce and foraged herbs/botanticals and ferments only with native yeasts. 'Night Eyes' is a unique sparkling blend of honey, apples, and cherries fermented together and then infused with sumac and rose hips. It is fermented dry and then goes through a second fermentation in the bottle leaving it fruity, but crisp at 12.5% abv.

  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

Enlightenment Wines NV Wildflower Honey Mead Nought

Disclaimer: this is not made from apples (but it is fantastic). Raphael Lyon, the man behind Enlightenment Wines, had been crafting some serious mead in Clintondale, NY for some time before he moved his operation to a small space in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Made from wildflower honey and fermented to dryness, it sounds like something you may have had before, but Lyon’s process is anything but the norm. The wildflower honey is allowed to spontaneously ferment in used red wine barrels sourced from local wineries, with no SO2 added at any time, and is aged in barrel for one year before bottling. Though Raphael doesn’t advertise it, Nought is a single barrel release and will have subtle differences depending on what kind of honey is used (and where the honey is from) as well as other variances in the winemaking process. All of his meads are bottled unfined and unfiltered. Nought is heady on the nose with blossom, toasted coconut, honey-roasted walnut, red berry fruits, and bergamot. It is quite round on the palate with ample acidity and a vinous quality not found in many other meads. It finishes bone-dry with apricot, pineapple stalk, and a hint of orange peel. This is a seriously exciting foray into mead. Thanks, Raphael! Tim Gagnon

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • No Sulfur

Eyrie Vineyards 2017 Dundee Hills Chardonnay

Though the Willamette Valley has been acclaimed for its Pinot Noir for quite some time now, there still aren't nearly enough people talking about how great the Chardonnay can be! Eyrie Vineyards has some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in the Willamette from their original vineyard site planted in 1964, which I believe brings so much depth and complexity to this ubiquitous grape. The bottling is comprised of about 80% fruit from the original vineyard, and the remaining 20% is from young vines from the Sisters Vineyard. The grapes are destemmed, fermented naturally, and aged for a year on the lees, without stirring, in ~90% neutral barrels with just a small percentage of new oak used. This wine is vibrant and refreshing with a persistent vein of minerality that speaks to the old vines of the Dundee Hills, and the nose is delicate with soft, white flower, peach skin, and fresh lemon. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Kelley Fox 2018 Willamette Valley Freedom Hill Pinot Blanc

I am not often impressed by Pinot Blanc as it can be relatively neutral and typically blended with Auxerrois or other innocuous grapes, but when it's done right, for me, it's all about the texture. This 100% Pinot Blanc from Kelley Fox showcases her incredible attention to detail and desire for balance, bringing forth a rich, silky texture in the wine. The nose is delicate with fresh white flowers, lemon zest and a bit of underripe peach, and the palate has more ripeness to it while still showing plenty of acidity and a lingering mineral undertone. Whole-cluster fermented in neutral oak with complete malolactic conversion adds to its soft, rounded edges. The grapes are all from Freedom Hill Vineyard, which was planted in 1982 on marine sediment, which really shines on a neutral variety like Pinot Blanc. I will happily sit and contemplate this wine on its own, but it would be a lovely companion to anything you might enjoy an understated Chardonnay with. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Maître de Chai 2018 Sonoma Valley Herron Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

California Sauvignon Blanc has a reputation for being either overly ripe or overly oaked, but in the hands of the Maître de Chai winemakers and with 50-year-old vines, it can show remarkable restraint and complexity. The Herron Vineyard in Sonoma Valley was planted in 1969 by an enthusiastic teenager from Oaxaca, Rudy Rodriguez, and has been farmed organically ever since by Rudy's family and Phyllis and Wynne Herron, the current owners. The soils are never tilled and only occasionally mowed to maintain the health of the soil and intricate micro-biome of the vineyard. Today the vines are super low-yielding creating concentrated, flavorful Sauvignon Blanc. The nose displays a mix of wet stone, nectarine, lime, and a touch of lemongrass. On the palate, the wine shows ripe pear and pink grapefruit with plenty of acidity, but with softened, rounded edges owing to the neutral barrel fermentation and élevage. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Martha Stoumen 2018 Honeymoon

'Honeymoon' is a delightful blend of 85% botrytized Colombard, and 15% Chardonnay leaving this wine ever so slightly off-dry (just 2g R/S). The Colombard comes from 70+ year old vines in the certified organic, dry-farmed Ricetti Vineyard, and the Chardonnay is sourced from the practicing organic Hawkeye Vineyard, both in Redwood Valley, CA. The nose is reminiscent of a Loire Valley Chenin Blanc with notes of honey, spiced apple compote and chamomile. On the palate it's even a little savory with a bit of white button mushroom and golden raisins. This wine is a perfect pairing for Thai food, but I look forward to seeing this evolve with a few years in the cellar! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • 7 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Matt Taylor 2017 Sonoma Coast Komorebi Vyd Chardonnay

 This is a single vineyard Chardonnay from Komorebi  only a few miles from the Sonoma Coast up at 900ft elevation. After working with many famous vintners to improve their agricultural practices, Matt converted this vineyard to biodynamics and dry-farming when he took over the land for his own project. The grapes are whole-cluster pressed and then fermented and aged in concrete eggs.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $76.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Porter Creek 2017 Russian River Valley Chardonnay Old Vine

Sourced from estate fruit and organically farmed vineyards in the Green Valley sub-AVA of Russian River. Elegantly textured, with stylish apple and pear fruit mixing with a hint of salinity and crushed oyster shells, this is a perfect companion for heavier seafood dishes, particularly anything involving lobster. Whole cluster pressed and aged for 11 months in 25% new French barrique. What impresses me most about this Chardonnay is its reserve. Medium-bodied, the oak shows itself more in its textural integration than on the palate. 450 cases produced.

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $41.99

Ruth Lewandowski 2018 Cole Ranch Mendocino Riesling 'Elimelech'

The 'Elimelech' is 100% Riesling from Cole Ranch in  Mendocino. Cole Ranch is one of the smallest AVA's in North America, a monopole planted in the 1970's. The high elevation,  ~1500ft, keeps the temperature down, and the property gets a solid amount of rain so the vineyard is completely dry-farmed. These conditions, coupled with the warmth of the California sun, led to this bold, 14%ABV dry Riesling that the winemaker describes as, "flashy, fleshy, and flamboyant."

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Ruth Lewandowski 2018 Fox Hill Vineyard Mahlon

This bottling is 100% Arneis, which translates to English as "little rascal"as it can be quite finicky to grow. Evan Lewandowski only makes this wine in about 50% vintages when the stars seem to align and the perfect balance of ripeness can be achieved. This vintage definitely worked in his favor and by allowing the juice to oxidize a bit after pressing, the result is a rich, amber colored, complex wine. Notes of juicy tangerine, almonds, and white flowers explode on the nose and palate. The texture is lush with a textural quality from the lack of filtering. As there is plenty of sediment in this bottle, I recommend letting it settle (preferably while slightly chilling) upright and either decanting or pouring slowly from the bottle. This makes for an excellent pairing for a cheese plate with briney pickles and salted nuts. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Scrumpy Ewe Farmhouse Dry Traditional Cider

Scrumpy (a term for farmhouse cider in Europe) Ewe (referring to the sheep that graze their orchards) is a traditional cidery making cider the old-fashioned way up in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. The Farmhouse Dry cider is a blend of Old Winesap, Northern Spy, Spigold, Newtown Pippin, Gold Rush,  Ida Red and Spartan apples fermented with native yeasts and aged for 10 months in a mixture of American and French oak. It is described by Scrumpy Ewe as having "hints of butter, lemon, floral, oak on the nose, full bodied."

  • 19 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Scrumpy Ewe Golden Crab Traditional Cider

The 'Golden Crab' is a blend of 50% Wickson Crab, 50% Golden Russet to create this bright, bold, dry cider from the Catskills.

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

Scrumpy Ewe Old Lunkie Traditional Cider

A unique still, dry cider from Catskills cidery Scrumpy Ewe! The blend of apples includes (Bittersweets) Bulmer’s Norman - 22.5%, Major - 22.5%(Bittersharps) Kingston Black - 22.5% (Sharp) Liberty - 22.5%,  and West Fulton Wild Apples - 10%. This is a rich, full-bodied cider described as "Leathery, minerally, complex, [with] heavy tannic structure."

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Spencer, Elizabeth 2018 Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc

An excellent, well-balanced example of California Sauvignon Blanc blended from three organically farmed vineyards in Mendocino. The fruit here is both fully ripe and surprisingly refreshing with notes of tropical fruit, pink grapefruit, and just a touch of soft, fresh herbs. This is a pleasant wine for drinking on it's own, but would be a great pairing for lighter proteins with a fruit chutney, or a vegetable quiche. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 60 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Wiemer, Hermann 2018 Finger Lakes Riesling Dry

Hermann J. Wiemer saw the great potential of the Finger Lakes to create high-quality cool-climate Riesling as they do in his native Mosel, Germany. The winery was founded in the 1979, one of the first in the region, and continues to be a benchmark for excellent Finger Lakes Riesling. Despite the incredibly challenging weather conditions which can lead to disease-pressure, they are committed to sustainable farming by not using herbicides or insecticides, and reducing their need for fungicides by managing the canopies to increase airflow. The 2018 Dry Riesling comes from a blend of three vineyard sites; 65% HJW Vineyard, 23% Josef Vineyard, and 12% Magdalena Vineyard to create a balance of ripeness and vibrant minerality. Grapes are harvested at Spätlese level of ripeness and then fermented dry with just .9%r/s. On the nose luscious peach and  a bit of fresh pineapple with notes of almond blossoms and rainwater. The palate has a nice salinity with a bit of fresh herbs and wet stone as it opens up.  This wine is crystalline and super refreshing! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $19.99