April 2019 White Shipment

Flaneur Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2017

Flaneur Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2017

Willamette Valley, Oregon

$28.75 / each

Description:

With winemaker Grant Coulter at the helm (he was the head winemaker at the critically acclaimed Beaux Freres for 6 years), it's no surprise that Flaneur is one of the Willamette Valley's rising stars. Their zesty, dry-farmed, organically grown Chardonnay is brighter and lighter in style than what you might find in California, despite its being barrel fermented, and shows lots of crisp gala apple and meyer lemon notes. Given its comparisons to Burgundy, Oregon produces world-class Chardonnay, and this bottling is the perfect evidence.

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Botijo Blanco Garnacha Blanca 2017

Botijo Blanco Garnacha Blanca 2017

Valdejalon, Spain

$23.75 / each

Description:

This very expressive Garnacha Blanca hails from the region of Valdejalon, which is located in the province of Zaragoza in central Spain. While some examples of this variety can yield broad, heavy, or flabby wines, this bottling is entirely different. Lean and racy, this wine displays tons of gorgeous white peach and white nectarine fruit backed by salty, savory minerality.

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Vivera Altrove 2017

Vivera Altrove 2017

Sicily, Italy

$23.75 / each

Description:

This organically grown white blend combines Chardonnay with two indigenous Sicilian grapes: Catarratto and Insolia. Tangy, salty and mineral, this crisp, very refreshing bottling features bright pomelo and Granny Smith apple flavors and mouth-watering acidity.

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Casa Silva Sauvignon Gris 1912 Vines 2017

Casa Silva Sauvignon Gris 1912 Vines 2017

Colchagua Valley, Chile

$23.75 / each

Description:

This very singular wine from Chile's Colchagua Valley was grown on vines that date back to 1912. Made of the obscure grape Sauvignon Gris, which is a genetic mutation of Sauvignon Blanc, this bottling has serious charm, showing lots of chalky minerality, briny notes of crushed sea salt and oyster shell, and fragrant pomelo and grapefruit flavors.

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