Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Verdejo 2022

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Bodegas Ramon Bilbao
Varietal: Verdejo
Vintage: 2022
Country of Origin: Spain
Appellation: Rueda
Retail Price: $17.99

Tasting Notes: A great example of the crop of “discovery” wines from Spain. Higher altitude sourcing from estate grapes yields vibrant herbaceous fruit. Beautiful yellow/green color highlights the soft floral notes with citrus hints. Fennel and fresh cut grass notes add to the appeal. Medium-bodied with zippy acidity. Great wine to welcome the arrival of spring!
Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Verdejo 2022

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Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc 2022

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Geyser Peak
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2022
Country of Origin: USA
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Retail Price: $14.99

Tasting Notes: Founded in 1880, this storied winery has been producing great wines for over 140 years. This entry tier offers exceptional value. Winemaker Derek Irwin shows his skills, sourcing from cool and warm climate vineyard sources to achieve great balance between zippy acidity and rich tropical smoothness.100% stainless steel fermentation and a touch of Viognier offer up great aromatics and purity of fruit. Wonderful pairing with Clam Casino appetizer.
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Mar de Frades Albariño 2022

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Mar de Frades
Varietal: Albariño
Vintage: 2022
Country of Origin: Spain
Appellation: Rías Baixas
Retail Price: $26.99

Tasting Notes: This is the white cousin to the famed tempranillo grapes of Spain. Sourced from the cool coastal climate of the Atlantic, this wine reflects both the terroir and the cuisine of the region. Meticulous natural farming techniques result in a soft style with light acidity. Floral notes of wildflowers mingle with light minerality and hints of lime and mint. This is a true discovery wine not that far off the beaten path. A classic pairing with fish and shellfish, especially classic paellas.
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Decoy Chardonnay Limited 2022

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Decoy
Fanciful Name: Limited
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2022
Country of Origin: USA
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Retail Price: $29.99

Tasting Notes: Duckhorn continues to fine tune the Decoy portfolio with this offering. Shared winemaking expertise and great contracts and estate sourcing yield spectacular results. Stainless steel aging then light oak aging and malolactic fermentation maintains the purity of the fruit. Kiwi, lemon and butterscotch notes dominate. Light oak and balanced acidity lead to a smooth finish with a hint of eucalyptus. Great for that spring picnic, with cold grilled chicken.
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Forever Vineyards Chardonnay 2022

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Forever Vineyards
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2022
Country of Origin: USA
Appellation: California
Retail Price: $15.99

Tasting Notes: A chardonnay made for those who enjoy the oaky style with a creamy finish. This wine is bright yellow in color, full-bodied with vanilla, nutmeg and baking spice notes.
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Twomey Sauvignon Blanc 2022

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Twomey
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2022
Country of Origin: USA
Appellation: North Coast
Retail Price: $28.00

Tasting Notes: Pops of melon and grapefruit are the welcome to your palate. This refreshing sauvignon blanc is nicely packaged with acidity and fruit, making it a refreshing and sneakily complex wine. 
Twomey Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Sonoma-Loeb Chardonnay 2021

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Sonoma-Loeb
Vintage: 2021
Country of Origin: USA
Appellation: Sonoma County
Retail Price: $29.99

Tasting Notes: Made by famed winemaker Philip Titus. Aromas of tropical fruits and crisp melon on the nose. This wine is super food friendly due to its higher but balanced acidity and a creamy mouthfeel that seamlessly blend the notes of lime and lemon cake on the palate.
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Domaine de la Pepiere Melon de Bourgogne 2022

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Domaine de la Pepiere
Fanciful Name: Pépière
Varietal: Melon de Bourgogne
Vintage: 2022
Country of Origin: France
Appellation: Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Retail Price: $22.00

Tasting Notes: Extended cold fermentation Sur Lie with organic grapes from Maines, produces a brisk, fresh wine full of lemony spring flowers. Medium acid and crushed stone provide a perfect mate for grilled white fish with fresh poached pears. Definitely not your run of the mill muscadet.
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The Calling Chardonnay 2021

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The Calling
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2021
Country of Origin: USA
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Retail Price: $22.00

Tasting Notes: This chardonnay has a silky weight to its mouthfeel. Rich, savory tones of butter are intertwined with pops of Granny Smith apple that are complimented with a beautiful, lingering finish. 
The Calling Chardonnay 2021

Hall Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2022

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Hall Ranch
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2022
Country of Origin: USA
Appellation: Paso Robles
Retail Price: $19.99

Tasting Notes: This wine exhibits aromas of lemongrass, balmy grapefruit and lime. Those notes continue onto the palate, but with the addition of lychee and bright tropical fruits. Crisp and refreshing.
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Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chardonnay 2020

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Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2020
Country of Origin: France
Appellation: Chablis
Retail Price: $40.00

Tasting Notes: A benchmark style showcasing the minerality that chardonnay from this northerly cool climate (Burgundy) displays.
Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chardonnay 2020

Artesania Portugal Alvarinho Alvarinho 2022

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Artesania Portugal Alvarinho
Varietal: Alvarinho
Vintage: 2022
Country of Origin: Portugal
Appellation: Vinho Verde
Retail Price: $14.99

Tasting Notes: Juicy and fresh. This white wine shows notes of peach, apricot and white blossoms that practically jump out of the glass. The long, lingering finish is brought to life by rich citrus flavors like orange and lemon. A creamier mouthfeel than expected, this would pair well with any seafood dish.
Artesania Portugal Alvarinho Alvarinho 2022