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“It was a remarkable vintage for Chardonnay. Moderate weather with no heat spikes—similar growing conditions to the stellar 2013 vintage—led to intense fruit flavors, allowing us to minimize the influence of buttery notes and focus on the lively acidity and apple flavors in our Burgundy-inspired style. A shift to only new oak, combined with the balance of stainless-steel aging, further assured our ability to craft a crisp, delicious wine that is very approachable in its youth.”
— Winemaker Rob Davis
Hoopla Chardonnay is a bright, aromatic 100% un-oakedChardonnay that is pleasing in both texture and finish. It has lovely rich pear character mixed with aromatic Meyerlemon that is reminiscent of the old world. A fresh wine forsipping without food, or to serve alongside dinner
Hoopla 2013 Chardonnay has a beautiful clear bright golden color. From the rst pour, it explodes from the glass with tropical fruits, guava and crisp bright citrus notes, with a rich warm malted element that derives from our use of 10% barrel fermentation. In the mouth, it is bright, with a generous round viscosity. e clean crisp nish will have you wanting more.
If you are looking for a pleasing wine to serve as an appertif, the crisp yet subtle oak avor of this Hoopla Chardonnay would be ideal along with a cheese plate. For heavier fare, think poultry! Turkey or pheasant would be nice options. And for vegetarians, pair this wine with a vegetable lasagna or a veggie stir-fry.
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Winemaking - “Gone Wild” refers to the risky, but rewarding, approach of allowing nature to take its course starting the fermentation, rather than intervening by adding cultured wine yeast. Numerous strains of wild yeast are present in the winery and ride in from the vineyard on the freshly-picked grapes. Relying on them to convert the juice to wine means a slow, somewhat unpredictable fermentation, but each strain contributes its own unique, subtle nuances and, collectively, the various species lend the wine added layers of flavor, dimension and complexity.
Blondie Gone Wild ages in French oak barrels made by Tonnellerie François Frères and Tonnellerie Boutes
Tasting – Close your eyes and let your nose pick up on the caramel, toffee brioche and honey almonds touched by a rich, aromatic oak. A creamy, plush mouthfeel complemented by soft citrus, bright grapefruit, fresh lemon peel, and a smooth, lingering finish.
Vibrantly aromatic this wine jumps from the glass with ripe peach and tropical fruit as a theme. Rich and concentrated on the palate the fruit returns and is framed by a wonderful mouth coating texture with tremendous depth. The flavors linger and just won’t leave, finishing long, ripe and very rewarding. Enjoy this with family and friends!
$38.00Harvested from Duckhorn estates and select Napa Valley vineyards, this rich and elegant Sauvignon Blanc was blended with Sémillon to add depth and complexity. Fermented and aged using both stainless steel and French oak, it offers ripe citrus and tropical flavors, refreshing acidity and Sémillon-driven silkiness.
$22.00This enticing wine offers vivid flavors of grapefruit and apricot, as well as lovely notes of honeydew and lemongrass. On the palate, refreshing acidity mingles with a subtle sweetness that carries through to a fresh, lively finish.
$32.00This wine is brilliant pale yellow with a bright green hue. It exudes aromas of ripe lime and lemon, grapefruit, pear and white nectarine with a hint of fresh-cut grass. The palate is fresh and enticing, as grapefruit, white nectarine and passion fruit intertwine with Meyer lemon and lime, making the mouth water. Balanced yet lively acidity lingers on the palate inviting another taste. Boxwood on the finish gives the wine length and vibrant freshness.
Aromatically complex with citrus and honeysuckle notes on the nose
and a plush feel on the palate, our Viognier consistently displays a fne
balance of neutral acidity and intense concentration. This quintessential food wine was whole cluster pressed and stainless steel fermented to allow the vibrant, tropical and stone fruit characteristics of this varietal to shine.
$58.00Bright, creamy, golden apple, white peach, pear and melon aromas, with hints of mineral, yeast and oak spice, introduce rich, full-bodied, apple, pear and melon flavors that persist throughout a lingering finish refreshed by vibrant citrus and mineral tones. With a round, supple texture, superb concentration, great depth, and balanced acidity, our 2016 Napa Valley Chardonnay is a treat now, but it will develop even greater complexity and appeal with 5-7 years’ aging.
$70.00Notes of lemon meringue with hints of ripe yellow delicious apple, citrus and lychee jump out of the glass on first visit to this wine. The palate is bright and fresh, and the richly textured mouth-feel is expansive and builds through the finish. Crisp apple and ripe pear notes emerge from the full-bodied midpalate, accented by tangerine and lilac. The finish is a lengthy and powerful amalgamation of ripe fruit, baking spices and mouth-watering minerality with a firmly focused finish. The nose continues to evolve, revealing nuances throughout the finish. A white for red drinkers, this is a Chardonnay that will do well in the cellar.
$38.00Defined by the idea of movement, Migration is dedicated to exploring Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the finest cool-climate winegrowing regions to create wines that highlight lush fruit, bright acidity and impeccably balanced oak. Reflecting this world-class terroir, this vibrant and sophisticated Chardonnay combines white flower aromatics with enticing lemon custard and stone fruit flavors.
$45.91Enticing aromas of ripe apple, bright citrus and melon are layered with creme brulee, baking spices and a touch of butter. Vibrant flavors of tropical fruit, baked apple, citrus and white peach meld with vanilla, baking spices and toasted nuts on the creamy, smooth palate. The finish is juicy with mouthwatering acidity that makes you crave another sip.