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AmByth Estate 2020 Santa Barbara County Coquelicot Riesling O.W.

Ambyth has been a CSW fave for years now. Their dedication to biodynamics and dry farming is unerring and they make unassuming but supremely expressive wines with little to no sulfur depending on the wine. They have always had a particular affinity for skin-contact white wines and this Riesling is one of two new offerings from the Coquelicot Vineyard. Fermented on the skins in clay amphorae, this is smells like ginger ale and peach pit. On the palate there is more peach, salted candied ginger and lovely earthy notes at the edges. There is nice grip and texture from the long maceration and some zingy Riesling acid to bind it all. Highly recommended for lovers of first-class skin contact wine. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

AmByth Estate 2020 Santa Barbara County Coquelicot Sauv Blanc O.W.

Ambyth has been a CSW fave for years now. Their dedication to biodynamics and dry farming is unerring and they make unassuming but supremely expressive wines with little to no sulfur depending on the wine. They have always had a particular affinity for skin-contact white wines and this Sauvignon is one of two new offerings from the Coquelicot Vineyard. This is extravgantly aromatic wine, bursting with passionfruit and fresh sage and more candied tropical fruit, fresh ginger and nectarine skin, it screams for southern Thai food, pho or even a hot chicken sandwich. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bacchus 2020 California Chardonnay

A really lovely bottling of California sunshine, this Chardonnay from Bacchus is fruit-forward, buttery and easy drinking. Enjoy with roast chicken or creamy pasta dishes. Bacchus is a project from winemaker and wine director David Gordon who set out to create high quality wines at a great value that showcased the best of California vineyards.  I'm not saying you should sneak this into a movie theatre to make the perfect pairing for popcorn, but I'm also not *not* saying that..   -MD

  • white
  • 43 in stock
  • $12.99

Bow & Arrow 2019 Eola-Amity Le Chenaie Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Created entirely from the biodynamically farmed Le Chenaie Vineyard in Eola-Amity Hills, this Sauvignon Blanc feels singular and unique. The nose shows notes of fresh chamomile flowers, dried Meyer lemon peel, stone fruits, sweet basil, and a touch of sea salt. The palate has more weight than you'd expect from an Oregon Sauvignon Blanc but not at all heavy, and because of the ideal ripeness there is no overt "greenness" to the wine. Truly delicious and hard to put down, it's a shame we get so little every year!  -MD

  • white
  • 31 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Broadside 2018 Central Coast Chardonnay

Brian and Stephy Terrizzi's Broadside project focuses on sustainably farmed vineyards and minimalist winemaking (native yeasts, minimal handling, neutral oak), as well as purity of flavor and varietal expression.Their Central Coast Chardonnay is a quintessential example of their wine growing and winemaking philosophy; a bright and creamy Chardonnay with ripe lemon and peach flavors and a saline minerality. The wine is fermented in tanks, then aged in 75% steel and 25% oak barrels, left on the lees and stirred regularly for a creamier feel on the palate.

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Cider sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

  • Cider sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

Ceritas 2019 Charles Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

One of the finest sites in California for Chardonnay, these vines are nearly forty years old and  farmed organically (they share the parcel with Ted Lemon of Littorai). The resulting wine is invariably full of bounce, with great length and intensity on the palate and real mineral freshness at the back end.

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $18.99

DuPuis 2019 Anderson Valley Ferrington - Chardonnay

The piece of the Ferrington Vineyard that supplies DuPuis was planted in 1998, over clay and sandy loam with rich alluvial deposits of rocks and granite. This is archetypal Anderson Valley Chardonnay, with bright Meyer lemon, green apple and apricot notes wrapped around a firm spine of acidity. The mineral core here is quite exposed and saline and there is a touch of fennel in the finish. Wells has always been very open about his love for classic Chablis and this feels more than a bit Chablisien in its respect for the material, unencumbered by new oak. Very nice and should age well for several years. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

Eminence Road 2019 Seneca Lake Chardonnay Lamb's Quarter Vineyard

The endless drinkability of the Eminence Road wines is what I find most appealing, year after year. This is fully ripe and clocks in at just over 11% alcohol. It's lovely and crisp, with green apple and pear, a touch of stony reduction and no oak influence. There is a bit more weight than in past vintages that I've tasted. I'd be curious to try it again in a couple of year. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Low Sulfur

Enlightenment Wines 2020 St Crimson Blackcurrent Mead

The St. Crimson is a dry mead made from pressed black currants and NY state honey fermented with indigenous yeasts and then aged for a year in oak barrels. A beautiful deep ruby color, the nose is mix of cassis, raspberry, hibiscus, bruised herbs, and a whiff of something gamey. The palate is dry with juicy brambly fruits and a savory finish. This is delightful on its own on a cool fall evening, but also works well in cocktails, as the float on a NY Sour or in a spritz. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • Mead still
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Cider still
  • 9 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Cider still
  • 8 in stock
  • $27.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

Grgich Hills 2006 Napa Valley Violetta Late Harvest 375ml

Grgich Hills was founded by Croatian-American Miljenko "Mike" Grgic . In addition to being a pioneer in organic and biodynamic viticulture, Grgich made the Chardonnay for Chateau Montelena that took the top spot in the legendary "Judgement of Paris" in 1976.

  • white medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Grgich Hills 2008 Napa Valley Violetta Late Harvest 375ml

Grgich Hills was founded by Croatian-American Miljenko "Mike" Grgic . In addition to being a pioneer in organic and biodynamic viticulture, Grgich made the Chardonnay for Chateau Montelena that took the top spot in the legendary "Judgement of Paris" in 1976.

  • white medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $26.99

Hermann J. Wiemer 2019 Finger Lakes Riesling Dry

Hermann J. Wiemer saw the great potential of the Finger Lakes to create high-quality cool-climate Riesling as they do in his native Mosel, Germany. The winery was founded in the 1979, one of the first in the region, and continues to be a benchmark for excellent Finger Lakes Riesling. Despite the incredibly challenging weather conditions which can lead to disease-pressure, they are committed to sustainable farming by not using herbicides or insecticides, and reducing their need for fungicides by managing the canopies to increase airflow. The dry Riesling is an excellent example of the great potential of this region for cool-climate varieties.

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $21.99

La Clarine Farm 2019 Sierra Foothills Viognier

This vintage of the La Clarine Viognier is a mixture of fruit from the granitic Cedarville Vineyard, and the volcanic Sumu Kaw Vineyard in the Sierra Foothils. The fruit is fermented together as whole clusters and then aged in tanks.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

Monument Wine Company 2020 Applegate Valley 'French Lessons'

Applegate Valley AVA has come up fast in the world over the last couple of years and is the source of some genuinely fascinating and exciting wines. Monument's "French Lessons" is 60% Chardonnay this year and the rest Sauvignon Blanc. This is aged in steel and beautifully ripe, with crisp apricot, honeydew melon and fresh oregano up front, and delicate white flowers (apple blossom?) and a vein of minerality that reminds me standing in a trout brook. This is terrific and will keep you awake and refreshed at the table this year. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Presqu'ile Winery 2019 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

Situated in one of the coldest regions of Southern California, this Chardonnay from Santa Barbara County manages the perfect balance between richness and weight, with bright, mouth-watering acidity. Unlike the stereotype of California Chardonnay, the "movie-theatre butter" flavor that comes from an over-abundance of diacetyl presents as a creamy and tangy cream fraiche instead. The proximity to the Pacific Ocean and sandy soils of the vineyard give this wine it's freshness and an aroma of seashells on the nose with soft, white flowers, yellow apple skin, tarragon, and french vanilla. On the palate is an immediate rush of acidity like freshly squeezed lemon juice, followed by the rounded, creaminess of yogurt and finishes with a lingering the lingering stoniness of smooth river rocks. An excellent deal for well-made, organically farmed, food-friendly Chardonnay. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Spencer, Elizabeth 2020 Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc

An excellent, well-balanced example of California Sauvignon Blanc blended from three organically farmed vineyards in Mendocino. The fruit from each vineyard is fermented separately all in stainless steel to preserve their individual qualities, and then blended together before bottling.Bright, sunny notes of white grapefruit, clementine, and sweet basil. Plenty of juicy acidity, and a crisp, clean finish. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Valravn 2019 Sonoma County Chardonnay

The Valravn Chardonnay comes from a blend of Sonoma vineyards,  40% Sonoma Coast, 30% Russian River & 30% Sonoma Valley, all farmed without synthetic chemicals . The fruit from the Russian River valley is fermented in barrels, but the remainder is fermented in stainless steel to maintain their freshness, with 40% of the blend going through malo. The wine is aged in French oak, with just 25% new barrels used. On the nose notes of buttercup daisies, yogurt, fresh yellow apple, ripe pear, and lemon oil. On the palate is a nice creaminess up front, followed by bright acidity, and finishes with a mouth-coating silkiness. Notes of creamy white peach, juicy pear, lemon, and a tiny touch of lemon pith on finish to maintain balance. A fantastic deal for well made Sonoma Chardonnay! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur