Bogle 2019

 

Appetizing display of luscious aromas with fresh apricot and pear fruit tang on the palate. A third of this wine spent 10 months in brand new American oak, barrel fermented and left on its lees. The rest of the blend was fermented in stainless steel tanks.

 

Grape: 100% Viognier

Region: California

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £19.75 per bottle

Bogle Viognier

Cannonball 2019

 

Sophisticated nose of lemon curd, peaches, and a hint of pie crust. On the palate, zippy stone fruit and tropical notes, pineapple and soft vanilla bean on the finish.

 

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Region: California

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £16.75 per bottle

Cannonball Chardonnay

Cakebread Cellars 2019

 

Bright, creamy, golden apple, white peach, pear and melon aromas, with hints of mineral, yeast and oak spice, introduce rich, full-bodied, apple, pear and melon flavours that persist throughout a lingering finish refreshed by vibrant citrus and mineral tones. With a round, supple texture, superb concentration, great depth, and balanced acidity, our 2016 Napa Valley Chardonnay is a treat now, but it will develop even greater complexity and appeal with 5-7 years’ aging.

 

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Napa Valley 

Abv: 14%

Size: 75cl

Price: £48.65 per bottle

Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay

Cakebread Cellars 2015

 

Vibrant, wonderfully fresh aromas of pink grapefruit, melon and white peach introduce zesty flavors of Meyer lemon, lime, guava, gooseberry and juicy melon. Lively acidity accentuates the wine’s flavour intensity and animates its long, harmonious finish, which features succulent citrus and mineral tones. Delicious now, this classic Napa Valley sauvignon blanc will age gracefully for the next 3-5 years, and beautifully accompany seafood, poultry, vegetable and salad dishes.

 

Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Napa Valley 

Abv: 14%

Size: 75cl

Price: £37.65 per bottle

Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

Cakebread Cellars Reserve 2015

 

Finely structured Napa Chardonnay - full and weighty, balanced with a bright minerality and freshness. Cakebread Cellars' focus on quality and purity is evident in their wines. This expressive Reserve Chardonnay layers cool climate fruit with oaky richness and complexity.

 

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Napa Valley 

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £82.65 per bottle

Cakebread Cellars Reserve Chardonnay

Bogle 2019

 

Clarksburg has long been known as a remarkable place to grow Chenin Blanc. Crisp and refreshing, this wine begins with a surprising touch of fresh anise on the nose. Richer flavours of stone fruits like peaches and apricots balance the mouthfeel, while the soft and supple texture integrates the palate all the way through the honeyed finish.

 

Grape: 100% Chenin Blanc

Region: California 

Abv: 12.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £19.75 per bottle

Bogle Chenin Blanc

Orin Swift Mannequin 2018

 

A big palate, full of rich aromatics of Meyer lemon, honeydew, butterscotch and honeysuckle, with accents of jasmine, white pepper and fennel pollen. A layered mid-palate of nectarines, pineapple and honey is kept fresh by good acidity and leads to an elegant, long finish.

 

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Region: California

Abv: 15%

Size: 75cl

Price: £45.95 per bottle

Orin Swift Mannequin Chardonnay

Knights Bridge 2017 

 

On the nose the quality is evident through bright aromas of Anjou pear and white peach with an exotic back note of mango. A light framework of French oak adds texture, layered with crisp freshness from stainless steel. Distinguished by a viscous, mouth-watering entry, the interplay of citrus, Anjou pear and white fig flavors are seamlessly woven toward a focused yet lively finish. Ripe fruit flavours are refined by a persistent minerality.

 

Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: California

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £57.65 per bottle

Knights Bridge Sauvignon Blanc

Priest Ranch 2016 

 

Full bodied, dry and aromatic – this is a rare opportunity to enjoy a white Rhone grape that is often blended, but in the hands of Craig Becker at Priest Ranch, this ripe and full white offers orange blossom, spiced pear, notes of butter and citrus and a lovely floral character. The nose seems stylish and grows in the glass. The palate is very full, with a razor sharp citrus and great minerality, reminding us of top end white Burgundy, albeit with the character of wet stones that is reminiscent of a great white Chateauneuf. Will keep 5 years +.

 

Grape: 100% Grenache Blanc

Region: California

Abv: 14.6%

Size: 75cl

Price: £25.35 per bottle

Priest Ranch Grenache Blanc

The Crusher 2018 

 

Beautiful golden colour with signature Clarksburg aroma of freshly cut pineapple. Mellow, well-rounded wine, buttery yet fruity with vanilla cream, blanched almond and pineapple. Soft, balanced acidity.

 

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Region: California

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £17.25 per bottle

The Crusher Chardonnay

Sun Gate 2018 

 

A light bodied wine with crisp acidity, buttery Golden Delicious 'Tarte aux Pommes' characters - full mouthfeel and a lively finish. Lemon/lime/apple on the nose, with a delicious freshness on the palate.

 

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Region: California

Abv: 13%

Size: 75cl

Price: £9.35 per bottle

Sun Gate Chardonnay

Ghost Pines 2018 

 

The award winning Ghost Pines range sources it's grapes from across multiple regions and AVAs, with the blend changing year on year dependent on conditions. This approach allows them the freedom to produce exceptional and consistent wines that show the best of what each vintage has to offer. Aromas of brioche, baked apples and twist of lemon dominate the nose of this elegant chardonnay, whilst the palate is redolent of pear, toasted oak and spice and the finish is long and graceful.

 

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Region: California

Abv: 14.3%

Size: 75cl

Price: £20.75 per bottle

Ghost Pines Chardonnay

J Vineyard 2018 

 

An enticing bouquet of apricot and tropical/pineapple fruit. The crisp, lush mouthfeel is also bursting with flavors of lemon and lime and finishes with a distinct minerality on the palate. A hint of kiwi and sweet orange blossom honey on the palate complements the fruit.

 

Grape: 100% Pinot Gris

Region: Sonoma County

Abv: 13.8%

Size: 75cl

Price: £19.85 per bottle

J Vineyard Pinot Gris

Stone Barn 2018

 

Golden in color, this medium-bodied Chardonnay opens with aromas of tangy lemon curd and sweet apricot, baked apple and pear, followed by bright flavors of Meyer lemon, pineapple, peach and hints of toasted brioche. Bright fruit flavors are balanced by good acidity, wrapping up into a juicy finish.

 

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Region: California

Abv: 13%

Size: 75cl

Price: £16.95 per bottle

Stone Barn Chardonnay

Columbia Winery 2016

 

Columbia Winery was, in the 60s, one of first in Washington State in to establish vineyards on the unexplored east side of the Cascade Mountains. Today they specialise in award winning wines that offer exceptional value for money. This chardonnay has ripe pear, apple and tropical fruits on the nose, a bright palate brimming with tropical and citrus flavours and a creamy texture. Sweet vanilla, oak and fresh acidity underpins the wine and leads to a pleasing finish.

 

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Washingston State

Abv: 13.8%

Size: 75cl

Price: £18.35 per bottle

Columbia Winery Chardonnay

Birichino Bianca 2019

 

Strong floral nose - you might dream of lime, jasmine and elderflowers. If you get stuck, consult the back label for even more far-flung suggestions. After all that it's surprisingly (and pleasantly) bone dry.

 

Grape: 100% Malvasia

Region: California

Abv: 13%

Size: 75cl

Price: £26.75 per bottle

Birichino Malvasia Bianca

J Lohr Riverstone Arroyo Seco 2019

 

A fresh, youthful and textured Chardonnay, now comprised of nine Chardonnay clones, each bringing one component to the complexity of flavors and textures in the final blend. The wine exhibits flavors of white peach, floral, citrus, baking spices, and honey.

 

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Region: California

Abv: 13.9%

Size: 75cl

Price: £29.65 per bottle

J Lohr Riverstone Arroyo Seco Chardonnay

Shafer Vineyards Red Shoulder Ranch 2017/2018

 

Aromas and flavours of melon, honeysuckle, apricot and pineapple with a Chablis-like acidity.

 

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Napa Valley

Abv: 15%

Size: 75cl

Price: £63.95 per bottle

Shafer Vineyards Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay

Pahlmeyer 2018

 

The wine is crisp and refreshingly vibrant, greeting you with generous aromas of pear blending with subtle hints of anise. The palate is expressive and full, as seared Meyer lemon and butterscotch meld and mingle to build a tension and balance in the wine that requests another sip for further investigation. The wine’s acidity is centred and focused, creating a juicy texture that is balanced by a savoury roasted almond finish.

 

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Napa Valley

Abv: 15.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £93.65 per bottle

Pahlmeyer Chardonnay

J Vineyard 2018

 

J Vineyards produces food friendly wines, with their signature fresh acidity and bright fruit making them a versatile partner to many dishes. Opening with a golden delicious apple, anjou pear and ripe tangerine. Hazelnut, vanilla and crème brûlée are evident initially with crisp acidity on the mid palate, rounded out with warm hazelnut and coconut flavours. Very satisfying, with a long, full finish.

 

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Region: California

Abv: 14.3%

Size: 75cl

Price: £33.85 per bottle

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Orin Swift Blank Stare 2018

 

A glowing pale straw with a striking touch of chartreuse sits in the glass. Aromatically, the wine pops with lime zest, gooseberries, ripe passionfruit, fresh cut grass and lemon bars. On the entry, the acidity acts like a belt, constraining the voluptuousness; similar taste profiles to the nose plus crispy green apples and the faintest hint of fresh sage abound. The finish is reminiscent of ripe kiwi and limoncello, teetering on a beam of lingering acidity.

 

Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Sonoma County

Abv: 15%

Size: 75cl

Price: £43.65 per bottle

Orin Swift Blank Stare