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2015 Stags Leap Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Stags-Leap-Napa-Valley-Sauvignon-BlancStag’s Leap Wine Cellars began making Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc in the early 1980s. We combine estate-grown grapes with those purchased from a handful of skilled, fastidious farmers to create a wine that is complex, yet crisp and refreshing, and versatile with a wide range of dishes and occasions – from patio aperitif to elegant dinner party.

From the winemaker – “Inviting aromas of orange blossom, tangerine and a hint of grass. On the palate, the wine has bright citrus flavors with lingering fruit on the finish. The wine is refreshing with a nice weight and texture and the crisp acidity makes it a perfect food wine.”

Grilled oysters with mignonette sauce, grilled prosciutto-wrapped shrimp, fresh fish ceviche with cilantro

Rating:

This wine was given a 92 point rating by Wine Enthusiast.

 

2016 Charles Krug St. Helena Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

charles-krug-st-helena-napa-valley-sauvignon-blancFrom the winemaker – “Delightful aromas of white peach and honeydew melon commingle with citrus and white grapefruit flavors that burst forth in this refreshing, crisp and balanced wine. To achieve the crisp minerality and bright acidity in the wine, we harvest at night for optimal fruit freshness that ensures our signature Sauvignon Blanc style.

The 2016 growing season started off two weeks late compliments of a cool spring coupled with late rains followed by a an even cooler summer. Brief and inconsequential heat spikes resulted in late ripening reds. Early winter rains threatened a few lingering blocks of cabernet in late October. Once the fruit started to come in, half of the harvest was picked in less than a two-week period. Overall the crop was lighter by 25% in some cases. In spite of the challenges, the harvest provided quality, concentrated fruit that will translate into some memorable wines.”

Rating:

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

 

2017 Angeline Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc

angeline-sonoma-county-sauvignon-blancAlthough Sonoma County appears as just a small puzzle piece in the northern reaches of the state, its unique geography, from its coastal mountain ranges and gaps, to its inland valleys makes for an incredibly diverse and dynamic growing region. Rooted in the Russian River Valley, but with sources as far north as the warm, sunny slopes of the Dry Creek Valley, this Sauvignon Blanc pays due homage to its unique home.

From the Wine Maker – “With graceful aromas of white peach and nectarine, crisp green apple, and tart lemon, this wine is balanced by a subtle minerality, and fresh green notes. An easy drinker with a crisp, clean palate, and a lingering ripened fruit finish.”

This vintage is best served with salmon, tomato, green bean and potato salad.

Rating:

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

 

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.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

 

2014 Maison Louis Latour Montagny 1er Cru

maison-louis-latour-montagny-1er-cruThe appellation of Montagny lies approximately 30 kilometres to the south of Beaune in the rolling folds and hills of the southern part of the Côte Chalonnaise. Montagny is a 100% white wine appellation originating solely from Chardonnay grapes and giving a fresh white wine that is an uncomplicated representation of its parent grape variety. The high quality of the vines is a direct consequence of their limestone bedrock and admirably oriented slopes. The vineyard of « La Grande Roche » is quite high up on the hillsides, catching plenty of sunshine which aids the great concentration of flavours in the grapes.

From the Wine Maker – “Of a bright, light golden color, our Montagny 1er Cru “La Grande Roche” 2014 has a complex nose with peach aromas and hints of muscat. Ample and floral in the mouth, it reveals iodine and peppery notes. A lot of freshness on the finish.”

Best with asparagus – rabbit galantine – trout with almonds – sheeps cheese.

Rating:

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

 

2013 Horse Heaven Hills H3 Columbia Crest Sauvignon Blanc

The vineyards in Horse Heaven Hills are the source and inspiration behind the H3 wines. The hills have been home to the Columbia Crest winery for more than two decades, and it is this heritage, combined with innovative winemaking and vineyard knowledge, that allow our winemaker to create wines that capture the unique terroir of the region.

From the winemaker – “Upon pouring this lively Sauvignon Blanc, bold scents of passion fruit, ripe peaches, and citrus erupt from the glass. Rich fruit flavors of citrus and melon team with bright acidity, ending with a lengthy but refreshing finish.”

Enjoy with a crab salad, smoked salmon,  or Oysters Au Gratin. Cheeses such as brie, swiss or gouda.

Rating:

This wine was given a 89 point rating by Wine Spectator.

 

2015 Apothic White Winemakers Blend

Apothic-White-Winemakers-BlendApothic, named for the mysterious place, Apotheca, where vintners stored their most coveted concoctions in 13th century Europe, Apothic blends fuse Old World intrigue with modern sophistication. The grapes for Apothic White were pressed and allowed to settle before racking. The must was fermented in upright tanks at cool temperatures to maintain and enhance the natural aromas and flavors. A portion of this wine underwent malolactic fermentation to soften the mouthfeel.

From the Wine Maker – “Our latest release brings tropical aromas and flavors together with hints of spice, creating an enchanting white blend. Apothic White is an approachable blend that combines Chardonnay, Riesling and Moscato to create a luscious, vibrant wine in the bold style of Apothic. Intense flavors of peach, pineapple, honey and vanilla spice make this smooth white blend unforgettable.”

This wine pairs deliciously with fruit salad, sushi, white fish (snapper, grouper, scallops), as well as Cantonese, Thai, and Latin cuisines.

Rating:

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