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American Wines Chardonnay

10 SPAN VINEYARDS SANTA BARBARA’13………………..29.99

ALEXANA WILLAMETTE “TERRIOR”’15 – “Creamy, silky and lush, with an interesting bright orange note. This is a great value for a nice Chardonnay.”………46.99

BALLETTO RUSSIAN RIVER’13 – Light golden yellow color in the glass. Aromas of green apple, lime, lemon and buttery oak. Apple-driven flavors on the palate have good richness and are complimented by oak.”…….58.99

BEAULIEU VINEYARD CALIFORNIA “COASTAL”’13……….29.99

BERINGER NAPA LUMINUS”’12 – The 2012 Luminus has a striking purity of fruit, and showcases bright citrus characteristics and a beautiful minerality. It has a robust acidity, notes of lemon pith, almond extract, and a silky, elegant texture”…..59.99

CAMBRIA SANTA MARIA “BENCHMARK”’14 –A flinty smoke aroma greets the nose first on this well-priced bottling from the Jackson family, with roasted Marcona almond, toasted brioche and seared lemon also showing. A bright energy bolsters the palate, where Meyer lemon ripeness gains pencil shavings and chipped oak flavors in the midpalate.”…29.99

CAMBRIDGE CELLARS  CENTRAL COAST “ LIMITED”’15 – “Clean and fresh, balanced and showing apple and a long, smooth finish.”………37.99

CHARLES SMITH COLUMBIA VALLEY “EVE”’13 – Fresh and appealing, with apple, pear and cinnamon spice overtones, lingering pleasantly on the lively finish.”……………..29.99

CHARLES SMITH WASHINGTON “EVE”’16 –Simple and Pinot Grigio-like, this Washington Chardonnay has soft notes of red apple, macerated lemon, and a touch of rocky minerality. The medium-bodied palate adds in some spice, but overall, it lacks interest.”………29.99

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA “CANOE RIDGE”’14……49.99

CLOS PEGASE NAPA “MITSUKOS VINEYARD”’15 – “Pretty and seductive white with sliced ripe apple and lemon rind character. Medium body, hints of cream and a delicious finish.”………45.99

COLUMBIA WINERY COLUMBIA VALLEY’12  –  If you like rich chardonnays, this is your wine. It’s loaded with flavors of buttered toast, ripe pineapple and even a hint of saffron.”…….29.99

CONCANNON CENTRAL COAST “FOUNDERS”’14  – “A light straw color in the glass, stone-fruit and pineapple aromas on the nose. It’s delicate on the palate, with easy apple, oak and vanilla flavors.”………29.99

CRAFTWORK MONTEREY’14 –Cool Pacific ocean breezes sweep over Chardonnay grapes in California’s Monterey County, and are responsible for many Burgundian style Chardonnays like this one.”……29.99

DAVIS ESTATES NAPA’13 – Offers wonderful vibrancy, density and focus, aimed squarely at a mix of citrus-infused green apple and pear flavors. Ends tight and cleansing.”…….85.99

DAVIS ESTATES NAPA MALDONANDO DIJON CLONES “VENGE”’14 – “This is an opulently lush and bold, full-bodied wine, ripe and soft on the palate with a distinct hit of oak on the entry. It evolves in the glass to reveal crisper notions of green apple, nutmeg and lemon-lime.”…….65.99

DOMAINE SERENE WILLAMETTE’ “EVENSTAND RESERVE”’15 – “Precise and well-structured, with floral lemon and apricot aromas and sleekly complex lime and stony mineral flavors that finish with laser-sharp crispness.”…………….119.99

DONATI FAMILY “SORELLE PER SEMPRE” CALIFORNIA’11– “Extremely crisp, clear and smooth Chardonnay, very light for a Chardonnay, but still very flavorful. Hints of pineapple and other tropical fruits, very nice.”………33.99

DUTTON GOLDFIELD RUSSIAN RIVER “DUTTON RANCH”’15 – A big, rich and potent style, with layers of flavors extending from black licorice to dark berry, loamy earth, cedar and tobacco. Unfolds impressively on the palate, smooth and effortless. Cabernet blend.”…..65.99

EBERLE PASO ROBLES’15   …….42.99

ESSER MONTEREY’15 – Bright golden amber color. Fruity, oaky aromas and flavors of ripe yellow apples, planked oak, grilled pineapple, and lemon curd with a slightly chewy, tangy, dry full body and a warming, amusing, brisk finish with woody, firm tannins and moderate oak.”………29.99

EBERLE PASO ROBLES’14 –Cut lime and nectarine flesh meet with orange oil on a lean and focused nose in this wine by Paso pioneer Gary Eberle. The palate is framed by racy acidity, with clean, crisp flavors of lime juice and green pear. The salty finish is mouthwatering.”………32.99

EBERLE PASO ROBLES’15   …….42.99

EBERLE PASO ROBLES’16 –Those seeking a fresh, detailed Chardonnay from Paso Robles will be pleased with this bottling. Light, easy aromas of lemon balm, white peach and clarified butter into a palate full of lemon zest, creamy cherimoya and brioche flavors.”………44.99

ETUDE SANTA BARBARA “LYRIC”………..32.99

FERRARI CARANO ALEXANDER VALLEY’15 – “Offers tangy citrus, green apple, pear and honeydew flavors that are elegant and refined.”……… 59.99

FLOWERS SONOMA’14 –Light straw hue. Expressive aromas of citrus zest and lime-blossom are highlighted by honeysuckle and wet flint. The palate is heightened by a compelling, site-specific minerality, textural salinity, and precise acidity that carry brilliantly through the finish. A true expression of both the grape and its proximity to the Pacific Ocean.”……74.99

FORMATION MONTEREY’11 – “Golden yellow color. Aromas of baked apples and nuts with a hint of sorghum. Supple and dry-yet-fruity with a medium body and a roasted pineapple, praline, and baking spices on the tangy finish. A pleasant sipper.”….29.99

FORT ROSS SONOMA’11  –  Fort Ross Winery is nestled on a sunny coastal ridge, overlooking the Pacific Ocean a mile below.  Their “True Sonoma Coast” vineyard is one of the closest, if not the closest, to the ocean in all of California.  This is a great Chardonnay if you are looking for a style somwhere between the over-oaked and the steely style.  It’s all about the gorgeous fruit in this one, Highly recommended.”……..65.99

GRAFTER CALIFORNIA’15 – “Ripe, concentrated fruit flavors of lemon curd, apple and pear are showcased on the palate, with a hint of baking spices. Partial barrel-fermentation and sur-lie ageing provide a creamy texture, while the balance of fruit produced in stainless steel helps to provide focus and vibrancy. The final result is a wine that will please both those that appreciate richer Chardonnays and those that look for pure fruit expression.”…….34.99

GROTH NAPA’16 – “Advancing the cause, the folks at Groth have done a laudable job in highlighting the importance of the cooler temperature Oak Knoll District. The winery’s 2016 Hillview Vineyard Chardonnay offers excellent richness, yet is able to stay crisp and bright—characteristics of a Chardonnay from a cooler growing region.”………69.99

GUGLIELMO WINERY CENTRAL COAST “TRE”  ’13………………..32.99

GUGLIELMO WINERY CENTRAL COAST “TRE”14………………..29.99

HAHN MONTEREY “NICKY HAHN”’14 ……32.99

HAHN SANTA LUCIA  “SLH”’15 – This white is vibrant and rich-tasting, offering a complex array of fig, quince, pear and ripe citrus flavors. Well-structured, with notes of lemon meringue on the plush, focused finish.”………………..45.99

HAYES RANCH CENTRAL COAST  “BEST FOOT FORWARD”’13………34.99

HAYES RANCH CALIFORNIA’16 – “It is golden yellow in color with inviting aromas of ripe apple, vanilla and hints of butter. The mouth filling red apple flavors are subtle, yet well integrated with oak to create a very smooth wine that has a soft fruity finish.”…….29.99

HESS COLLECTION MONTEREY “SHIRTAIL CREEK”’15………25 .99

INMAN FAMILY SONOMA – RUSSIAN RIVER’13………….58.99

JARVIS  NAPA “CAVE FERMENTED”’13 – “This has an alluring mix of spicy, toasty oak and fig, green apple, honeydew, graham cracker and subtle citrus flavors. This wears the oak well and homes in on the flavors, which are rich, intense and persistent.”……… 129.99

JARVIS  NAPA “CAVE FERMENTED”’15……… 129.99

JARVIS NAPA “FINCH HOLLOW”’14–This wine is all about subtlety and finesse, from the lightly aromatic touches of butterscotch and new oak to the delicate mix of fig, tangerine and honeydew notes. The flavors fill out the palate in an elegant manner.”………189.99

JOSEPH CARR CALIFORNIA “JOSH CELLARS”15………………29.99

LAETITIA ARROYO’13  –  “Abundant flavors of lemon, lychee and green apple framed by elegant French oak and bright acidity.”…….32.99

LAGUNA RANCH RUSSIAN RIVER’15 – “Spicy, cedary oak is prominent in this medium-weight offering, with a core of melon, pear and apple flavors.”…..33.99

LANDMARK SONOMA “OVERLOOK”’11 – Moderately rich and spicy, with ripe fig, baked apple, honeydew melon and light cedary oak, ending with a slight rawness.”…….59.99

LANDMARK SONOMA “OVERLOOK”’15 – Richly soft, round and concentrated, this wine is exuberant in apple flavor, with a touch of stone fruit and papaya. It has a pleasing succulence that should broadly appeal.”………52.99

LONG MEADOW RANCH ANDERSON VALLEY’16 …….74.99

LUCAS & LEWELLEN SANTA BARBARA “UNOAKED”’12  –  The peach and apricot flavors have a crisp, lemony edge, with plenty of refreshing acidity and details of fresh herbs on the finish.”……..35.99

MARK WEST CENTRAL COAST’14……………………35.99

MER SOLEIL SANTA BARBARA “RESERVE”’15 – This offers a nice balance between rich buttery notes and concentrated white fruit flavors that are lavishly spiced. Nutmeg and dried sage details show on the finish.”………32.99

MORGAN SANTA LUCIA  “HIGHLAND”’14 – This wine exhibits a brilliant straw-gold color.  On the nose, notes of minerals, Cinnamon and toast to follow tropical fruits and Fuji Apples.  Rich yet lively on the palate, the wine shows the Santa Lucia Highland’s style of balanced, integrated, flavorful Chardonnays with fresh cream, ripe peach, apricot, cantaloupe, orange blossoms and sweet toasty oak, with a ripe pear finish.”………………..49.99

MORGAN MONTEREY  “METALLICO”’15 – Metallico’s aromatics are intense with baked apple, Asian pear, and candied ginger. The palate has ripe fruit flavors of lemon zest and grapefruit. Crisp, food-friendly acidity keeps this special wine refreshing and bright.”…….42.99

NAPA CELLARS NAPA’14 – Full-bodied and generous Californian Chardonnay, with toasted almond, peach and pear notes. Finishes with peach and vanilla smoke. Produced by Folie à Deux, this robust Napa Chardonnay offers layers of tropical tree fruit aromas and freshly baked bread.”………29.99

NEYERS CARNEROS’12  –  Pure and focused, with a mix of rich white peach, honeydew melon, spice and green apple notes, gracefully layered and ending with a clean, refreshing aftertaste.”…..59.99

NEYERS CARNEROS’14 – “This is a luxuriously layered and complex white. It’s an expertly rendered combination of ripe, rich fruit—most notably spicy apple and pear—that’s completely uplifted by bright acidity and a refreshing mouthfeel. Still youthful, it’s both vibrant and nuanced.”……59.99

PALI WINE CO. STA. RITA HILLS “HUBER VINEYARD”’13 – Just enough white peach and pineapple ripeness on the nose plays to the hedonistic side of the grape, but gracious notes of chalk dust and mandarin orange pith keep it intellectual. The palate is lively and citrus-driven, showing green apple, Bosc pear, salted lemons and more peach.”…….79.99

PALMAZ NAPA’11……………..99.99

PARDUCCI MENDOCINO “SMALL LOT BLEND”’12  –  With aromas of candied apple and a crisp, dry, soft texture, this is a well made, easy-to-like wine that’s accessible, integrated with classic Chardonnay flavors.”……..29.99

PARIS VALLEY ROAD CALIFORNIA’14 –Bright gold color. Aromas and flavors of apple sauce, apple taffy, toasted coconut, and lemon curd with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and an interesting, crisp finish with soft tannins and light oak. Soft inviting easy simple flavors.”……29.99

PEIRANO LODI “HERITAGE”’13   Golden straw color. Toasty aromas and flavors of apple, vanilla, pineapple, and hazelnut with a satiny, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a seamless, layered, medium-long finish with notes of honeydew, ripe pear, river rocks, and Meyer lemon with silky tannins and moderate oak. This generous styled Chardonnay bridges old and new world with a simply elegant old world use of oak that brings just the perfect amount of toasty hazelnut and vanilla.”………………..29.99

PELLET ESTATE SONOMA “SUNCHASE” UN-OAKED’13……….129.99

PESSAGNO SANTA LUCIA “SLEEPY HOLLOW”’08 – Deep golden yellow color. Aromas of buttery praline and spicy caramel apples with a soft, silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a relaxed pineapple cake and orange chiffon finish. A sensuous, satisfying chardonnay.”………………65.99

PICKET FENCE RUSSIAN RIVER’14……………………….39.99

PIETRA SANTA CIENEGA VALLEY’13……………………………..32.99

PRIDE MOUNTAIN NAPA’15 – “Oaky and spicy, this wine traffics in lemon, lime and tart green apple, a medium-bodied effort of balanced richness and concentration that should do well at the table.”…………………….85.99

PRIDE NAPA’16 – “The 2016 Chardonnay Vintner Select, from Pride’s estate vineyard on Spring Mountain, is fresh, nuanced and impeccably balanced. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and white pepper add to an impression of freshness and cut.”………85.99

RABBLE CENTRAL COAST’15……………………39.99

RAMEY RUSSIAN RIVER “WOOSLEY ROAD”’14  – The 2014 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard has exotic jasmine, pineapple and guava notes with hints of crème brulee and croissant. Medium-bodied with plenty of finesse in the mouth, it gives a nice balance between the fruit and savory flavors, with a silken texture and finishing long and toasty.”…………………119.99

RUSACK SANTA BARBARA’11 – “Clean and refreshing, bringing notes of ripe pear, apple and citrus to the forefront. Ends with a pleasing earthiness.”….70.99

ST. SUPERY NAPA”OAK FREE’’16 …………………45.99

SBRAGIA NAPA “HOME RANCH”’14 – A top-flight Sonoma County effort, the luxurious 2014 Sbragia Family Vineyards Home Ranch Chardonnay, from the Dry Creek Valley, packs excellent fruit concentration, with an accent of savory oak nuances.”……….54.99

SBRAGIA NAPA “HOME RANCH”’16 – This is a big California style Chardonnay. It is golden yellow colored and its bouquet has aromas of buttery caramel, cedar and light citrus. It is full bodied, creamy and mouth coating, with good acidity. The flavors profile features ripe pear, pineapple and creme brulee with hints of light oak and minerality. The finish is slightly spicy and lingers quite a while.”……….54.99

SHAFER NAPA “RED SHOULDER RANCH”’12 Pure, ripe, intense and elegant, offering a mix of green pear, apple, citrus and green fig, with with a long, lingering finish.”………….99.99

SHAFER NAPA “RED SHOULDER RANCH”’ 14  The Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay is the standard-bearer of this grape variety in the Napa Valley and perhaps in the state of California. This wine has always been a consistent front-runner; 2014 is nothing short of outstanding. Bright with ripe apples, dried peaches and aromatic flowers in the aroma, this wine’s long and persistent flavors following by its exceptionally long, crisp finish.”…….99.99

SIXTO COLUMBIA VALLEY “UNCOVERED”’15 – A blend of multiple vineyards (this is the only blend in the Sixto lineup), the 2015 Chardonnay Uncovered is brought up in a mix of concrete and puncheons before spending 18 months in barrel. Buttered pineapple, white flowers, brioche, and some seriously ripe fruit emerge from the glass, and it’s medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and textured, with a terrific depth of fruit. It’s impressive and showed even more freshness and purity with time in the glass.”……….59.99

STAGLIN RUTHERFORD-NAPA’09  –  Delightfully delicate and pure, with ripe honeysuckle, light fig and honeydew melon flavors that are graceful and refined.”.169.99

STEELE MENDOCINO “SHOOTING STAR”’14…………………29.99

STONESTREET ALEXANDER0642.99

TALBOTT MONTEREY “KALI HART’15……………….42.99

TALBOTT SANTA LUCIA  “SLEEPY HOLLOW”’12  –  Pale gold. Poached pear, Meyer lemon, buttered toast and white flowers on the deeply perfumed nose. Smooth, open-knit orchard fruit and orange flavors stain the palate, picking up a smoky nuance with aeration. Shows excellent clarity and punch on the mineral-tinged finish, which leaves suave floral and citrus fruit notes behind.”…….59.99

TALBOTT SANTA LUCIA  LOGAN – SLEEPY HOLLOW”’12 “Magnificent! A Must Have Chard. Delightful wine to drink on it’s own or pair with cheese and food. A classic style Chardonnay that displays refreshing and bright notes of apple, nectarine, and pear with subtle French Oak. Estate grown from Sleepy Hollow Vineyard.”……..45.99

TAKEN WINE COMPANY SONOMA “COMPLICATED”’14………..39.99

TERLATO RUSSIAN RIVER’13 – “Briny minerality comes to the fore on this earthy, herbal Chardonnay, which is full and creamy at first sip. Smooth and easily enjoyable, it finishes with polished notes of oak and caramel.”……… 65.99

THE CALLING RUSSIAN RIVER “DUTTON”’13 –Tropical, thick and decidedly rich, this wine is both balanced and luxuriously fleshy, with highlights of peach, pineapple, Gravenstein apple and vanilla-kissed caramel. Full bodied, it’ll still sing at the table.”………40.99

TOM GORE CALIFORNIA14 – “Lovely balance, refreshment and richness in this Californian Chardonnay. Aromas of peach, green apple and vanilla spice. Beautifully balanced, rich and round.”…………29.99

TRUE MYTH EDNA VALLEY ’13  – A perfect chardonnay to serve on the porch or in the living room as dinner is being artfully prepared, the easy-to-like 2013 True Myth Chardonnay simply drinks well; ripe fruit, tropical and core, with some citrus and a fine note of creaminess.”………..29.99

TRUE MYTH  EDNA VALLEY’14–Vibrant citrus on the nose, the oak element doesn’t emerge until you sip it, where modest oak and vanilla notes come to the fore. The citrus takes on more of a pineapple note as the finish arrives, and that tends to work well enough with the vanilla component. I get a touch of coconut, and hints of apricot and a dash of fresh herbs. Stylistically restrained in comparison to what you’ll find in Sonoma or Napa.”………29.99

UPPERCUT NAPA’13  –  Lovely aromas of pear and baked apple with notes of nectarine, hazelnut and toasty oak on the palate.”…………..35.99

WALTER HANSEL RUSSIAN RIVER “ALYCE” CUVEE’13   Named after Steve Hansel’s mother and my favorite of his Chardonnays, the 2013 Chardonnay Cuvée Alyce is made from the Hyde and Hudson selections of the Old Wente clone blended with Clone 95. It sees 40% new oak, and comes across as the richest, most intense of the Hansel Chardonnays. Clean, pure, white peach, honeysuckle and crème brûlée notes are followed by a touch of brioche and subtle oak. This is a beautifully crafted, medium to full-bodied, rich, stunningly proportioned wine.”……89.99

WALTER HANSEL SONOMA “CAHILL LANE”’14 – “The 2014 Chardonnay Cahill Lane Vineyard emerges from a parcel planted exclusively with Wente clone Chardonnay. Deep, powerful and implosive, the 2014 possesses superb depth along with the buttery, tropical profile that is the signature of the Hansel Chardonnays.”………65.99

WALTER HANSEL SONOMA “NORTH SLOPE”’14 – “The 2014 Chardonnay The North Slope comes from sandy, rich and fertile Goldridge soils. This wine exhibits plenty of honeyed brioche, with a greenish hue to its light-gold color, followed by notes of buttery hazelnuts, poached pear, pineapple and citrus oil. This is French in style as well, but with an almost lavish richness like a top-flight French Bâtard-Montrachet.”………79.99

WALTER HANSEL SONOMA “THE MEADOWS”’14 – “The 2014 Chardonnay The Meadows is all about richness, power and intensity, both in its sweetness through the middle and more tropically leaning flavors. Mango, pineapple, honey, butter, roasted almonds and dried flowers meld into the textured, inviting finish.”………59.99

WILLIAM HILL CENTRAL COAST’16 …………….34.99