Wine: White, USA
"We call it the New Minimal Intervention because it's a technology-based understanding of when NOT to apply technology," says winemaker Peter Bell. What was once a dairy farm for over a century was converted to vineyards in 1984 and have since dedicated themselves to sustainability in both the vineyard and cellar. This chardonnay is surprising– big and creamy yet racy and bright without the use of oak. The nose and palate have notes of melon, lemon, and white nectarine aromas. It's rare to find a NY State wine so reasonably priced, delicious, and that fits our natural standards.
Another goodie from Montinore, this blend of cooler climate white varietals covers practically the full fruit spectrum with notes of peach, pineapple, citrus fruits, and golden delicious apple. With a touch of fresh flowers and a bit of cut hay, this off-dry wine is rich in the mouth with a crisp finish of grapefruit and lime. This wine certainly doesn't need food to enjoy, but consider some semi-sweet dessert options or spicy Asian cuisine a good match.
Montinore practices biodynamic farming because they feel it consistently produces some of the best fruit. Dry, aromatic and crisp with hints of lemon on the palate.
This wine comes from Yorkville's Randle Hill Vineyard, which encompasses steep terraces, rocky hillsides and gentle knolls. These different growing conditions lead to an interesting complexity with aromas of grapefruit, citrus and lime with crisp, clean fruity flavors including an underlying minerality. A truly delicious California Sauvignon Blanc that we prefer to many of the pricier version from Napa.
This is an all stainless steel fermented winemakers blend of sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, white pinot noir, and merlot blanc showcasing a refreshing style with a splash of fruit followed with a zing of acidity. Clean vibrant citrus notes add complexity to the fresh & juicy finish. Winemaking Details: Stainless Steel Tank Fermentation
This is from Charles Smith: The Modernist Project, an outfit that aims to shed all pretensions in an effort to simply make wine fun. Smith is a big-haired dude and former band manager. His Walla Walla wines are as badass as they are easy to drink. This Chardonnay is creamy and oaky, yet well-balanced with a touch of green apple.
This is from Charles Smith: The Modernist Project, an outfit that aims to shed all pretensions in an effort to make wine fun. Smith is a big-haired dude and former band manager. His Walla Walla wines are as badass as they are easy to drink. Kung Fu Girl is sassy yet well-balanced with a touch of green apple. Perfect amount of weight and body, but not sweet. Winemaking Details: Fermented and Aged in Tank
Convinced of the potential for fine winemaking in the Finger Lakes, Morten and Lisa Hallgren left his family's centuries-old estate in Southern France and planted 17 acres of original vineyards near Keuka Lake in 2000. Their focus is on classically-styled wines that showcase the regions cooler climate characteristics which is demonstrated in their Dry Riesling. Slight petrol, pear, and rose petal on the nose, leading to a rich mouth of honey, peach, and apricot with a striking acidity. This is a prime example of why New York State wine production is 3rd in the country!
This family owned winery located in Sonoma's Dry Creek has been certified biodynamic since 2005. They aim for balance and elegance in their wines and this sauvignon blanc is a prime example of their work. Bright in the glass, this wine shines with notes of grass, fresh tropical pineapple and guava, with beautiful clean lime and orange notes to make this a bright wine with juicy acidity. Winemaking Details: hand-picked and sorted, stainless steel fermentation, neutral French oak aging for 4-6 months on its lees, no MLF