Chardonnay


Gen 5 Chardonnay Gen 5 Chardonnay $13.00

Bright golden yellow in color, the Gen 5 Chardonnay leads with classic varietal fruit aromas of apple, pear, ginger and lemon blossom, followed by subtle vanilla notes. In the glass, a bright acidity is broadened by lemon custard and honey flavors. Nicely oaked but not enough to overwhelm the delicate fruit.



Le Grand Noir Chardonnay Le Grand Noir Chardonnay $13.00

A lovely blend from the south west of France. The Viognier brings a bright flower and apricot to the nose, a bit of French and American oak to bring some depth. Very well balanced, crisp and just a very good white at a great price. No its not Burgundy, no its not California, its a lovely blend of both styles.



Gran Passione White Gran Passione White $14.00

Mostly rich and supple Chardonnay with 20% Garganega (Soave) blended in for lively acid balance. Bright pear, pineapple and lemon peel flavors that finish clean. Shows a solid mineral backbone and round body while being smooth but lively as well. Made for light meats and seafood. Such a fun little wine!



Garamvari Blanc de Blanc Garamvari Blanc de Blanc $15.00

Just a stunning sparkler. We were blown away by the baked apple, biscuit and soft yet persistent acidity. Not a vintage high dollar French BdB but a low dollar Hungarian done Methode Traditionelle. Just try it.



Butternut Chardonnay Butternut Chardonnay $16.00

Aromas of peach, hazelnut and spiced candied apple. Round, creamy notes of fig, butterscotch and sweet oak.



Robert Oatley Robert Oatley $17.00

From the Margaret River in Australia, this Chardonnay has a lovely balance of character. Stainless steel production with some time on the lee, but no malo (Geek speak). So what you end up with is a Chard with subtle biscuit aromas followed by stone and tropical fruits. Great for a day spent on the patio.



Castelfeder Doss Chardonnay Castelfeder Doss Chardonnay $17.50

Chardonnay from the Italian high country. Bright, crisp fruit nestled in intense minerality. 5 months on the lees gives it just a bit of creaminess and body.Who needs oak when you have flavor like this! One of our new favorites, rivaling any European Chard even Burgundies.



Perrusset Macon Villages Perrusset Macon Villages $18.00

Just a few miles from the town of Chardonnay, Henri works 10 acres of 20 year old vines struggling on rocky limestone soils. Time on the lees but next to no oak means creamy but pure fruit. Ripe apple mixes with lemon zest and stony minerality. White Burgundy at this price??



Alma 4 Alma 4 $19.00



Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay Vasse Felix Filius Chardonnay $22.00

This wonderful Western Australia Chardonnay offers a youthfully nose of fresh peaches and cream, cedar, lightly toasted bread and apple tart. The palate is packed with nervy flavor intensity and has crisp acidity with a silky texture, finishing long with lingering honeyed toast notes.



Sokol Blosser Bluebird Sokol Blosser Bluebird $22.00

A great cuvee from grapes sourced out of Oregon and Washington. Chardonnay with a little Muller-Thurgau in the blend. Apple and baked pear, shining acidity and a lovely, creamy mousse. Family owned and operated in the Dundee Hills of Oregon, a great P.N.W. sparkling, perfect with seafood or a sunny patio.



Bramito Chardonnay Bramito Chardonnay $24.00

From the famous Antinori family comes this Italian beauty showing fresh, complex flavors and aromas of pineapple, citrus fruits and butterscotch. Full bodied and crisp with just the right amount of oak, this Chardonnay is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party! !



J. Wilkes Santa Maria Chardonnay J. Wilkes Santa Maria Chardonnay $24.00

Finally California Chard with sensible oak and balanced acidity! Lots going on here with apple blossom, apple pie, lime zest, and a little sea breeze on the nose.The butter is there but soft and browned with just a little tropical guava lingering. The acid is the perfect foundation for the flavors leaving you smacking your lips for the next sip.



Poseidon Chardonnay Poseidon Chardonnay $26.00

All estate fruit goes into this single vineyard bottling. Cool, seaside climate makes for a crisp, fresh style. Extended lees contact lends a creamy texture. Baked apple, pear, white flowers, crisp acidity all play nicely in the glass. Not overly oaked to all the fruit to shin through beautifully!





Domaine Eden Chardonnay Domaine Eden Chardonnay $29.00

After years of too much oak and overripe fruit, its wonderful to see balance returning to CA chards. While there certainly is tropical pineapple, apricot and lots of buttery oak, the body is full and round with just enough acid to hold it together. Has a lovely long finish. This reputable vineyard claims this is the best they have ever made, I think I agree!



Paolo dAmico Falesia Paolo dAmico Falesia $29.00

Wow, soft French oak, round and rich flavors with a lovely floral and mineral character on the nose. From the wild and rugged Umbria region and its rare volcanic soils comes a gorgeous organic wine. Just trust me here, its that good.



Cheveau Pouilly Fuisse Cheveau Pouilly Fuisse $33.00

A beautiful, creamy, lush and rich white burgundy. A palate of finesse and character with hints of apricots, fresh Anjou pears and peaches. The nose could last for days, even if the wine itself does not, a joyous addition from Pouilly-Fuisse.



Canard-Duchene p181 Canard-Duchene p181 $50.00

These grapes have been grown organically for years and years, the French just dont want to go through the trouble and cost of becoming certified. These grapes were selected from villages surrounding Riems. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier bringing gorgeous aromas of fresh brioche, strawberry, cherry blossom, apple and pear. Beautiful mouthfeel, can pair well with any meal or stand alone.



Saint Aubin Saint Aubin $55.00

If your ready to get serious about Chardonnay, lets talk Burgundy. Here we have a premier cru just north of Chassange-Montrachet. Floral aromas complimented by subtle notes of toasted nuts, sweet honey and baking spices that develop with age. Estate grown fruit fermented on the lees in French barrels, aged for at least one year.



Orchard Wine Cellar Movers and Shakers This Week

  • Tintero Moscato

    #1 Tintero Moscato

    Sori Gramella refers to the one of the only single vineyard Moscatos, and Marco is the only producer to bottle this striking limestone amphitheater commercially. Once the 30 year old vines give up their bounty, and the grapes are harvested and pressed, they are kept in stainless steel at a low temperature to prevent fermentation until an order is received in order to provide the freshest wine possible.
    (Holding the #1 spot)

  • tip top old fashion

    #2 tip top old fashion

    (behind by 10 bottles)

  • Armas de Guerra Rose

    #3 Armas de Guerra Rose

    My heavens! 50+ year old, organic Mencia vines from some of the highest vineyards in Bierzo. Subtle aromas of strawberry, pink grapefruit and white pepper play with clean river rock minerality touched by zesty key lime. Balance and finish are tied together with a vibrating acidity. Structured and executed like a world class ballerina doing flamenco. Sells out every year for good reason. Lighter than Provence, a different planet than White Zin. The only hard part is only opening one bottle at a time. (behind by 2 bottles)

  • Hunky Dory Tangle

    #4 Hunky Dory Tangle

    This white blend is unlike your usual NZ Sauv Blanc, an organic blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Riesling done quite dry. Shows honeysuckle, white peach and clean stone on the nose with flavors of apple peach and rose petals. The acid is softer and rounder than sav blanc but crisper than most any Gewurz or Riesling you may have had. Yes, it really is "hunky dory". (behind by 15 bottles)

Fun New Arrivals

  • Amon Ra

    Amon Ra

    The 2014 Amon Ra reflects the tried and true essence of the Glaetzer style - generosity of flavor with finesse of structure. The inky purple color displays the gentle but full extraction. The nose shows an abundance of dark blueberry, vanilla, black cherry and hints of cassis with notes of mixed spice and anise. Although still young and firmly wound, the vibrant blackberry and dried spice flavors integrate well with youthful yet supple tannins with the trademark loooong and sleek finish. Meant to go 10 to 15 years to hit its prime.

  • Augier le singulier

    Augier le singulier

    Founded in 1643, Augier is the oldest producer of cognac in the world! This cognac in particular uses 100% Folle Blanche, providing unique characteristics. Aromatic, fruity notes with subtle nuances of caramel from oaking. Ridiculously smooth and delicious. It's no mystery why Augier have been in business for so long!

  • Armas de Guerra Mencia

    Armas de Guerra Mencia

    An excellent introduction to Bierzo's native varietal, the palate is fresh, elegant, and clean. Energetic aromas of fresh blue fruits, violet and white pepper, plus a subtle touch of licorice. Supple and gently sweet on the palate, offering sappy boysenberry and floral highlights with a hint of smokiness.

  • Gewurz

    Gewurz

    A CA Gewurztraminer crafted in the style of those from the Alps. Great crisp minerality, rose petal and lychee notes, with bright acidity to hold it together. All organic from the rugged and cooler Potter Valley in Mendocino. Try with grilled chicken or pork chops to see what a great food wine this is!