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Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay 2005, Chardonnay Wine

Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay 2005, Chardonnay Wine

Origin: USA California - Sonoma
Characteristics: This bright flavorful wine was produced from five individual blocks of Chardonnay. Stainless steel and barrel fermentation with multiple yeast strains, French oak barrel aging on the yeast lees, and partial secondary or malolactic fermentation all combine to present a flavorable and complex wine. Wonderful fruit is balanced with generous alcohol and acidity, enhanced with French oak and yeast aromas. The wine finishes with great flavor and length.

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Price: $10.00/bottle
Bottle size: 375 mL
Bottles Per Case: 12
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Bottle size: 375 mL
Case Qty: 12
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Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay 2012 
Characteristics: "Our estate is bordered by the Russian River and since 1975 we have showcased this location with our Estate Chardonnay. The vines are planted on some of the coolest sites on our estate where daily fog is the norm. During the growing season the temperature drops between 40 to 50 degrees from day to nighttime.
2012 was a textbook growing season in Northern California with more heat accumulation days than in previous years. Moderate temperatures at bloom resulted in greater fruit set than 2011.

Consistent mild to warm days without serious heat spikes during early ripening produced heavier clusters and cluster thinning happened more than once in many blocks. The favorable weather allowed the Chardonnay grapes to reach optimal flavor development.

We harvest 70% of our Chardonnay at night when the grapes are coolest to retain the natural acidity, then cold ferment those lots in stainless steel, without malolactic fermentation or barrel aging to highlight the citrus and green apple flavors. To add balance to the wine, we whole cluster press 30% of the best fruit and barrel ferment that portion in French Oak barrels. The barrel fermented lots undergo malolactic fermentation and age on the lees for 6-8 months to develop roundness and body."
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Origin: USA California - Sonoma
Average Rating: not available
Type: White
 
Price: $45.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Case Qty: 12
My Rating:
Barraud Pouilly Fuisse La Roche 2007 
Characteristics: Here the thin soils show themselves which in the 2007s is a terrific complexity. The nose is stoney, chalky. Quince, preserved lemons in the flavours with a shimmery steeliness in the finish.
- wine tasting note by LAC, March 2010
Origin: France - Macon
Average Rating: 5 out of 5
Type: White
 
Price: $50.00/bottle
Bottle size: 750 mL
Case Qty: 12
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Barraud Pouilly-Fuisse La Roche 2009 
Characteristics: Daniel et Marine Barraud 2009 La Roche Pouilly-Fuissé, Vin de Bourgogne | 13% | 100% Chardonnay | No usage of synthetic chemicals | 100% fostered and harvested by hand | Imported by The Wine Company | La Roche is named for Roche de Vergisson (or Rock of Vergisson) that defines Pouilly-Fuissé. It is an enormous limestone escarpment that faces La Roche de Soloutré and defines the steep limestone vineyards that drape its feet down to the village of Vergisson where the Barrauds have called their home since the 19th century.

From two plots of 35 year old vines, this Pouilly Fuissé is just humming. Tangy scents of creamy lemon peels, poached apples and pears carry on from a permeating nose to a penetrating palate echoing these in a chirping texture of dry extract, apple skin tannins and beautifully ripened flavors lingering fragrantly long onto the finish with a lasting sappiness that goes on for minutes as only great limestone driven Pouilly-Fuisse can do. A Who’s Who sort of exemplary Pouilly-Fuissé at its best.
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Origin: France - Macon
Average Rating: not available
Type: White

Suggested Stemware
Riedel Sommeliers Montrachet/ Chardonnay
Description: In 1973, in Orvieto, Claus Riedel presented the world's first gourmet glass series developed with the help of the Associazione
Italiana Sommeliers (A.I.S.). The Sommeliers series was developed further by his son Georg,
into an all-embracing state-of-the-art wine glass collection. Praised in 1991 by Robert Parker, Jr, as "The finest glasses for both technical and hedonistic purposes are those made by Riedel. The effect of these
glasses on fine wine is profound. I cannot emphasize enough what a difference they make."

Each glass is individually made: the upper parts blown into a mould, the stem and base hand-crafted using methods developed at the time of Christ's birth.

Sold in packs of 1
Price:  $75.00 per pack

  
Riedel Extreme Chardonnay
Description: First developed in 2000 by Georg Riedel, Vinum Extreme glasses are named for their extreme contours and have diamond-shaped bowls that angle out dramatically before narrowing at the top. The result is an exceptionally wide evaporation surface that intensifies and enhances silkiness in the mouth of New World wines, which tend to be more fruit driven in style.
This glass can also be used to enjoy the following varietals: Burgundy White, Chardonnay, Chardonnay New World, Pouilly-Fuisse

Sold in packs of 4

For the following Varietals:
Chardonnay or Pouilly-Fuisse
Price:  $119.00 per pack

  
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Description: Riedel "O" is the new take on the wine tumbler. The tumbler, used for centuries as an all-round drinking vessel, is now turned into a sophisticated wine accessory. In short: "O" is the ideal glass for every day use and for every occasion. Without stems to knock into or over, the "O" is pet-proof and kid-friendly, meaning fewer glasses to replace down the line.

The designs of "O" are based on the benchmark shapes of Riedel Vinum. For the first time in glass history the design parameters such as shape of tumbler, size and diameter of rim, have been finely-tuned to enhance the world's most important grape varietals. The price range for the non lead machine-blown glass series is half the price of Riedel Vinum glasses.

It fits in every dishwasher, picnic basket, minibar or small kitchen. Broken stems are a thing of the past.

Sold in packs of 2

For the following Varietals:
Chardonnay or Viognier
Price:  $30.00 per pack

  
Riedel Vinum Chardonnay/Chablis 2 packs
Description: Introduced in 1986, Vinum was the first machine-made series of glasses in history to be based exclusively on the characteristics of quality, reasonable price and wide distribution.

Vinum has had a permanent impact on the globe's wine glass culture. These glasses have proved to consumers and restaurateurs that the pleasure of consuming wine starts with the glass.

The Vinum collection, developed by Georg Riedel on the principle that the content commands the shape, is the "Vitrum-Vinothek" for every day use. Vinum is made of more than 24% lead crystal.

Sold in packs of 2

For the following Varietals:
Albariño , Bordeaux blanc , Falanghina , Fendant , Garganega , Gruner Veltliner , Hárslevelu , Marsanne , Muscat , Pinot Blanc , Pinot Gris , Rhone blanc , Savoie , Trebbiano , Verdelho or Vermentino
Price:  $58.00 per pack

  
 
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