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2016 Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc

Line-39-Sauvignon-BlancLine 39 offers consumers a selection of varietals from California. Line 39 refers to the latitude where many of the great wine growing regions of the world are found. California continues to impress critics with ideal growing conditions and soil compositions that allow for excellent Sauvignon Blanc. Line 39 wines are versatile and sophisticated, providing a wonderful complement to a variety of foods.

From the winemaker – “Our Sauvignon Blanc opens with vibrant aromas of grapefruit and lemon with subtle grassy characters and a crisp clean finish. This wine is a fine accompaniment to shellfish or on its own after a long day.

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This wine was previously given a 84 point rating by Wine Spectator.

 

2016 Maison Louis Latour Andeche Chardonnay

Maison Louis Latour is one of the most innovative producers in Burgundy whilst maintaining its traditional image. With a view to expanding the business in 1979, the valley of the Ardèche river with its limestone-based soils was chosen as the ideal location to produce top-quality vin de pays Chardonnay. The wine is deliciously apple-fresh with crisp acidity and a smooth finish.

From the Wine Maker – “Golden yellow with green highlights, offering an aromatic bouquet of white flowers. Powerful and rounded with good length.”

Best with Appetizers such as; baked goat cheese, smoked fish or shellfish, oysters on the half-shell and escargots that are sautéed with garlic.

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This wine has not been rated.

 

2016 Château Montaud Côtes de Provence Rosé

2009 Chateau Montaud Côtes de Provence Rosé

Destalked and then crushed, the grapes macerate for a short time to extract color from the skin and flavor from the pulp. The grapes are then gently pressed in a low-pressure bag press. Juices ferment at a low temperature in stainless steel vats sprayed with cold water. This lengthy process maintains the youth and the flavor of the rosé wine.

From the winemaker – This is the perfect way to discover classic Côtes de Provence Rosé from a great vintage! Made of a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, this wine is ‘concentrated, with an intense juiciness to the dried berry, cherry, red currant and white fruit flavors. A well-defined core of dried cherry, herb and mineral flavors features hints of white pepper that linger on the crisp finish.”

Amazing with a full range of foods, dry Rosé is one of the most versatile wines in the world for pairing. Think salmon, shellfish, grilled meats, Mediterranean, Asian, cheese & crackers and more…

Rating:

This wine was given a 90 point rating by Wine Spectator.

 

2016 Rodney Strong Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc

Rod Strong established our heritage Sauvignon Blanc vineyard in 1971, naming it Charlotte’s Home in honor of his wife. Today, that vineyard remains the core of our Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc, along with other select estate vineyards in the Alexander Valley as well as the Russian River Valley and Dry Creek Valley.

From the Wine Maker – “Fresh, bright and crisp, this Sauvignon Blanc is a wine of balance, richness and aromatic complexity. The Alexander Valley fruit provides the backbone to this Sauvignon Blanc, while the ocean cooled Russian River Valley fruit offers zesty citrus notes of grapefruit, lime blossoms and lemongrass. The warmer Dry Creek Valley fruit gives the wine a wonderful honeydew melon and tropical character.”

Together, the three valleys make a classic Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc that pairs wonderfully with soft cheeses such as goat cheese, vegetable quiche and a variety of seafood dishes.

Rating:
This wine was given a 90 point rating by Wine Spectator.

2016 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

la-crema-sonoma-coast-chardonnayOur original name, La Crema Vinera, means “best of the vine,” setting the standard for all we do since 1979. Our family-owned and operated winery focuses exclusively on cool-climate appellations. We’re continually exploring these very special regions – passionate in our belief that they make uniquely expressive and elegant wines.

From the Wine Maker – “This wine opens with layered aromas of fresh Meyer lemon, shortbread and ripe pear. On the palate are flavors of baked, locally grown, Gravenstein apple framed by hints of sweet spice and white peach. The end result is a broad, juicy, and beautifully balanced mouthfeel.”

Classics include cracked crab, lobster, shrimp and scallops prepared in a buttery, creamy sauce. A simple roast chicken. Butternut squash risotto is a brilliant choice. A bottle of Chardonnay will even last into the desert course. Try it with Key lime pie for a taste sensation.

Rating:

This wine was given an 88 point rating by Wine Spectator.

 

2016 Martin Ray Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Martin-Ray-Russian-River-Valley-Pinot-NoirThe 2016 vintage was widely acclaimed as one of the most ideal growing seasons during the last decade. Consistently moderate weather throughout the season yielded balanced chemistry in the grapes and a bountiful crop.

From the Wine Maker – “This is a classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with bright acidity and fresh fruit balance. mouth-watering aromas of strawberry, black cherry, toffee and Asian spices give way to a silky, juicy mouthful of cherry, cranberry and spice flavors. Long, delicious finish.”

Pair this vibrant, silky Pinot Noir with grilled salmon, mushroom risotto or creamy butternut squash soup.

Rating:

This wine was given a 88 point rating by Wine Spectator.

 

2016 Butternut Chardonnay

We have sourced grapes from throughout California to create a luscious, round Chardonnay. After a rollercoaster 2015 vintage, we settled into an ideal 2016 vintage. Mellow, even weather led to normal to above average yields with tremendous quality. Wines from the 2016 vintage are crisp and vibrant. It could possibly be one of the top vintages in the last two decades.

From the winemaker – “Aromas of peach, hazelnut and spiced candied apple breeze around the brim. Round, creamy notes of fig, butterscotch and sweet oak dance on the palate.”

This Butternut Chardonnay is amazing with wild rice with toasted nuts and dried currants or crab cakes and risotto with spring vegetables.

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This wine has not been rated.

 


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