Classic Clarksburg personality shines through in the green apple and pear notes, while a bit more tropical pineapple breezes by. The rich mouthfeel created by aging on the lees abounds mid-palate, while the finish is wrapped in creamy textures and tones from the malolactic fermentation. Spicy American oak notes of butterscotch and vanilla are the perfect balance to the freshness and acidity of this multifaceted wine.
Appetizing display of luscious aromas with fresh apricot and pear fruit tang on the palate. Balanced by the clean, floral tones of honeysuckle blooms and orange blossoms, this wine was fermented cold in stainless steel tanks to allow the varietal character to shine.
Displays nicely integrated citrus and honey notes that intertwine perfectly with tropical flavours of pineapple, papaya and mango. This wine is soft and lingers long on the palate.
Enticing aromas of citrus and melon invite you to explore further. On the palate, bright acidity is touched with a delicate oak influence, with flavours of lime and lemon mingled with tart apple. This medium bodied wine spreads slowly across your palate towards a brilliant finish of creamy vanilla.
Eroica is a labour of love for two of the world's great Riesling producers, Germany's Dr Loosen and Washington State's Chateau Ste. Michelle. Named after Beethoven's Third Symphony, Eroica reflects not only its variety and site, but also its heritage: bold and forward from its Washington roots, elegant and refined from German inspiration. This Riesling offers sweet lime and tangerine aromas with subtle mineral notes, and a mouth-watering acidity that is beautifully balanced by the generously fruity Washington grapes.
A very youthful straw yellow color. The aromas are of ripe bosc pear, fuji apple, lime and honeysuckle combined with the perfumed vanilla and a toasty oak bouquet. The flavors are very clean with ripe pear, subtle floral notes and vanilla toastiness, producing layers of complexity with an excellent balance of fresh fruit acidity and palate-weight.
Dense and textural, this immediately displays a strong minerality, in its mouthfeel and racy freshness. It further amplifies the tart, tight fruit flavours of apple and citrus, grapefruit and pineapple.
Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their September 2017 edition review of Top 40 Californian Wines Under £40 (see blue link below).
The Morning Fog Chardonnay is named for the morning coastal fog pushed by Pacific wind streams into the bowl of the San Francisco Bay and lured inland by Livermore Valley’s unique EastWest orientation. This daily phenomenon moderates the climate to produce excellent, beautifully balanced Chardonnay.
Planted on various Wente clones, each vineyard block is farmed and harvested separately which maximizes quality and adds an elegant complexity to the wine. Nearly 80% of the Chardonnay vineyards in California are planted with the Wente clone. An almost microscopic proportion - less then 2% - of Gewurztraminer is also used.
This wine is fermented in 50% neutral American oak barrels and 50% in stainless steel tanks. The oak provides hints of vanilla and enhances the mouthfeel; the steel preserves the naturally vibrant fruit flavors inherent in this Chardonnay. The barrel fermented portion was aged sur lie (on its lees/fermenting yeast) for 5 months; batonnage, the art of stirring the barrels, was performed monthly. This adds a creamy note to the wine and greatly enhances the texture. From the remaining 50% stainless steel portion, half was aged on its lees for 5 months, while the other half was racked clean to preserve the fresh fruit character.
Bright, crisp flavors of pear, melon, citrus and green apple are balanced by subtle hints of toasty oak and vanilla from the barrel aging. With mouth-filling body, lingering minerality and balanced acidity, this wine delivers a long, refreshing finish.
This Pinot Grigio has a pale straw colour. Fruity peach and pear-like aromas and flavours are delivered in a crisp, smooth and well-balanced wine. Medium-bodied with a pleasant finish.
Perfect with salads or light pasta dishes.
Since 1972, Dry Creek have produced Fumé Blanc – a wine at the heart and soul of their family winery. Modelled after the classic wines from the Loire Valley in France, this stainless steel fermented, no oak style Fumé Blanc is crisp, balanced and immediately drinkable. Winery founder David Stare was the first vintner to plant Sauvignon Blanc in the Dry Creek Valley, and they are proud to carry on his legacy producing this classic, dry white wine.
This wine displays a wonderfully refreshing tropical fruit nose that is indicative of the near perfect harvest conditions that were experienced in 2012. Notes of honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and mango leap from the glass. Several more minutes of swirling reveal a sense of depth and vibrancy in the wine with mineral and citrus elements shining through. On the palate, the wine is effusive with an invigorating style that expresses fresh lemon-lime, kiwi, and grapefruit characters. All of this is balanced by the fleshy texture from the Sauvignon Musque clonal selection. A beautiful and sophisticated Sauvignon Blanc, this is Dry Creek Valley terroir at its finest.
Authentic White is a blend of tasty white varietals including Riesling, Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. It is lush and juicy on the palate with aromas of pear, green apple and honeysuckle and flavors of melon, nectarine and crisp lemon zest finish.
The grapes for this wine are whole cluster pressed and given a slow, cool stainless steel tank fermentation lasting about three weeks with an extended period of lees contact prior to blending and bottling contributes to the complexity. This is a dry Pinot Gris with complex undertones of earth and mineral with expressive notes of floral, citrus and melon. It has exceptional long-term aging potential and should, if properly cellared, continue to evolve and develop beautifully over the next five to seven years.