White Wine, USA

The United States is now the fourth largest producer of wine worldwide, with an abundance of grapevines planted in many wine regions, though Californian accounts for almost 90% of the countries output. In the late 1800s, the root louse phylloxera decimated many of the vineyards in Europe. It originated in the soils of North America where the vines are naturally resistant and was transferred to Europe on vine cuttings. In this case North America was both the cause of the problem, and the solution, in the form of resistant rootstock for grafting.

It wasn’t until 1973, when Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chardonnay from Château Montelana were judged to be the best in the world at the famous Paris Wine Show that the quality of the Californian wine industry was truly confirmed in the eyes of Europe.

Most all varieties are planted these days in the United States, from Syrah to Tempranillo, Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier and every blend in between. Key varieties are Californian Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Chardonnay. Cooler climates such as Oregon and Washington produce brilliant Pinot Noir. Even states previously considered too hot and arid for wine, like Arizona are being planted, with great results.
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  1. FAT BASTARD CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY 2018
    Ripe, fleshy stone fruits with hints of vanilla and honeysuckle and lashings of delicate, buttery sweet almond crossiant. No surprises here - Fat Bastard Chardonnay has an opulent, luscious palate of grilled pineapple and juicy clingstone peach, followed by spiced ... Learn More
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  2. LA CREMA SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY 2018 375ML
    Aromas of meyer lemon, gala apple, and subtle hints of oak are followed by flavors of white stone fruit, yellow plum, and honeydew melon. On the palate, the wine is vibrant and concentrated with juicy acidity that drives a lingering ... Learn More
  3. KENDALL JACKSON VINTNERS RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2016
    Beautifully integrated tropical flavors such as pineapple, mango, and papaya with citrus notes that explode in your mouth. These flavors from Kendall - Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay, delicately intertwine with aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and balance ... Learn More
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  4. LA CREMA SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY 2017 375ML
    Aromas of meyer lemon, gala apple, and subtle hints of oak are followed by flavors of white stone fruit, yellow plum, and honeydew melon. On the palate, the wine is vibrant and concentrated with juicy acidity that drives a lingering ... Learn More
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  5. LA CREMA SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR 2015 375ML
    La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015 is sourced from the sub-regions of Sonoma including Russian River and Los Carneros. This wine has an enticing nose of red fruits, spice and rose petals and is backed by terrific depth of flavor ... Learn More
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  6. KENDALL JACKSON VINTNERS RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2018
    Flavors from Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay, delicately intertwine with aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and balance throughout. A hint of toasted oak rounds out the long, lingering finish. ... Learn More
  7. LA CREMA MONTEREY CHARDONNAY 2018
    On the nose, lemon, passionfruit, grilled pineapple and guava. Nectarine, papaya and crisp lemon-tangerine notes are complimented by touch of spice and complexing minerality on the palate. ... Learn More
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  8. MERKIN VINEYARDS CHUPACABRA BLANCA 2018
    70% Riesling, 20% Chardonnay, and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. 100% Arizona fruit from Buhl Memorial Vineyard in Cochise County. A complex, inviting and perfectly balanced blend with well lifted aromas of bright fruits, spice & florals. Well textured with vibrant acidity and well rounded palate weight. ... Learn More
  9. LA CREMA SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY 2018
    Aromas of meyer lemon, gala apple, and subtle hints of oak are followed by flavors of white stone fruit, yellow plum, and honeydew melon. On the palate, the wine is vibrant and concentrated with juicy acidity that drives a lingering ... Learn More
  10. LA CREMA 'RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY' CHARDONNAY 2017
    A brilliant Californian Chardonnay! Aromas of meyer lemon, nectarine and jasmine. Richly textured, velvety and concentrated with balanced acidity and subtle toast. Flavours of yellow plum, d’Anjou pear, tangerine and toasted hazelnut. ... Learn More
  11. LA CREMA 'RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY' CHARDONNAY 2016
    A brilliant Californian Chardonnay! Aromas of meyer lemon, nectarine and jasmine. Richly textured, velvety and concentrated with balanced acidity and subtle toast. Flavours of yellow plum, d’Anjou pear, tangerine and toasted hazelnut. ... Learn More
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  12. LA CREMA SARALEE VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER CHARDONNAY 2016
    On the nose delicate notes of LYCHEE, CITRUS BLOSSOM, and toasted hazelnut followed by flavors of GRAVENSTEIN APPLE, Meyer lemon, and baked pear. On the palate the 2017 vintage presents bright acidity and a long-refined finish. - JENNIFER WALSH, WINEMAKER At ... Learn More
  13. LA CREMA KELLI ANN VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER CHARDONNAY 2017
    On the nose hints of lemon curd, fresh nectarine, and nutmeg followed by flavors of Meyer Lemon, white peach, and hints of crème brûlée on the palate. - JENNIFER WALSH, WINEMAKER One of our most treasured estate ... Learn More
  14. ONLINE TASTING PACK - 2ND OF JULY AMERICAN TASTING

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER**

    This pack contains a bottle of 4 different wines (2 half bottles and 2 full bottles) to be opened during an online tasting held on the 2nd of July 2020. During the COVID-19 lockdown, ... Learn More

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  15. HYDE DE VILLAINE NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY 2016
    2016 started with a cold and wet winter, which gave the vines a well-deserved dormancy after the fast-paced growing season of 2015. Bud break occurred in mid-March and was followed by a dry and warm spring. This resulted in a healthy and ... Learn More
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    Antonio Galloni
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  16. HYDE DE VILLAINE NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY 2015
    The 2015 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay from HDV is everything a balanced Carneros Chardonnay should be: expressive of terroir, fruit and climate. Crafted from old vine California clones, this wine is light and energetic on the palate, yet highly concentrated and mineral ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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  17. STONESTREET 'UPPER BARN' CHARDONNAY 2015
    Stonestreet Estate Vineyards stand on the western ridge of the Mayacamas Mountains towering over the Alexander Valley below. ... Learn More
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