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  • Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay 2019

    £36.75

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  • Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2020

    £27.95

    “Composed of 99% Sauvignon Blanc with splashes of Viognier, Verdejo and Semillon, the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc bursts with melon and lime scents plus hints of mandarin peel, fresh hay and elderflower. Medium-bodied, clean and lively, it has a great intensity of citrusy flavors and a savory finish. Drink: 2021-2023. 88 points”

    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (11/21)

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  • DuMOL Estate Chardonnay 2016

    £79.99

    “The 2016 Chardonnay Estate Vineyard is rich and creamy, with a hint of reduction that adds an intriguing upper register of freshness. Orchard fruit, mint, white pepper and chalk are nicely woven throughout. The Estate is a wonderfully complete Chardonnay from DuMol that will drink well for many years to come. Drinking window: 2019-2026. 95 points

    Andy Smith and his team turned out a brilliant set of wines in 2017. The harvest was especially condensed, with most days seeing heavy picks of both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay pretty much concurrently. Smith told me the DuMOL parcels were affected by a high incidence of shot berries, which naturally lowered yields. Small berries, often with no seeds, further resulted in a collection of dense wines. Smith told me low alcohol conversions resulted in wines with a bit lower alcohol than is typical. That is fascinating, as the wines are quite rich in feel. The bottled 2016s are just as compelling from bottle as they were last year from barrel.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (05/19)

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  • DuMOL Highland Divide Chardonnay 2017

    £60.95

    “The 2017 Chardonnay Highland Divide is a sort of super-appellation wine made from a blend of fruit from the estate and Morelli that offers quite a bit of exuberance in both its flavors and textures. Orange peel, honeysuckle, wild flowers and tropical accents all grace this wonderfully inviting Chardonnay from DuMol. I loved it. Drinking window: 2020-2027. 93 points

    Over the years, I have learned to allow for plenty of time for my tastings at DuMol. I was super-impressed with the wines I tasted on my last visit. Andy Smith continues to grow the range thoughtfully. The Chardonnays and Pinots remain the strong suits, mostly because they form the core of the range and have really been fine tuned over time. The 2017 Chardonnays have turned out just as well as I had hoped they would. The wines are rich, deep and full of character. Today, I favor the 2017s over the 2018s, which come across as lighter. Then again, the Chardonnays see pretty long élevage (by California standards) of 11 months in oak and 6 months in steel (for the vineyard designates) so there is plenty of time for the 2018s to perhaps gain a bit more dimension. The two vintages appear closer in quality for Pinot Noir. Smith opted to handle the 2018s very gently in the cellar, and did half the number of punchdowns than the norm. Both the 2017s and 2018s are vivid and super-expressive. I favor 2018 over 2017 for the Cabernets and Syrahs, as the longer and more benign growing season was clearly more favorable for both varieties.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/20)

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  • HDV Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

    £69.99

    “The 2016 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is a very pretty wine. Gentle apricot, tangerine, spice, dried flowers and mint are all woven together. Although quite subtle, the 2016 has plenty of structure, it is just expressed in an understated manner. There is so much to admire in this pristine Chardonnay from Hyde De Villaine. Silky and polished, the 2016 will drink well upon release. Drinking window: 2018-2024. 92 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (12/18)

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  • Kelley Fox Durant Vineyard Lark Block Chardonnay 2021

    £42.95

    “Having established herself as one of Oregon’s top producers of Pinot Noir, Kelley Fox is increasingly turning her attention to white wines, which she admits are probably her true “wine loves” on a personal level. She drinks a lot of Chablis, Blanc de Blancs Champagne, and Puligny-Montrachet, when she can find it, and it’s easy to deduce that given her light touch with Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc, even in hot years.”

    Josh Raynolds, Vinous (09/20)

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  • Kelley Fox Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2021

    £25.95

    “Having established herself as one of Oregon’s top producers of Pinot Noir, Kelley Fox is increasingly turning her attention to white wines, which she admits are probably her true “wine loves” on a personal level. She drinks a lot of Chablis, Blanc de Blancs Champagne, and Puligny-Montrachet, when she can find it, and it’s easy to deduce that given her light touch with Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc, even in hot years.”

    Josh Raynolds, Vinous (06/20)

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  • Littorai Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

    £99.95

    “The 2019 Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard shows the textural pliancy typical of this site, while also retaining terrific freshness and verve, with fewer of the tropical overtones that are often found in Heintz Chardonnays. All the elements are so impeccably balanced. Drinking window: 2021-2029. 94 points

    Ted Lemon describes 2019 as year with a good deal of rain early on and average crop levels. Harvest began on September 3, moderately early, but more or less in line with historical norms, and wrapped up on October 8. I thought the Anderson Valley Pinots were especially fine this year, but all the Pinots are marked by energy and the purity of flavor that is such a house signature. A recent bottle of the 2017 Wendling Pinot Noir reminded me of how these wines really blossom with a bit of time in bottle. Lastly, the 2019 Chardonnays are also absolutely brilliant across the board, another reminder of just how strong the vintage has turned out to be for Chardonnay.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/21)

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  • Lucia Soberanes Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

    £59.99

    “(45% new French oak): Pale yellow-gold. Heady, incisive aromas of ripe pear, nectarine and saffron, with ginger, vanilla and oak spice nuances that build as the wine opens up. Rich yet surprisingly energetic and focused, offering intense, mineral-laced orchard and pit fruit flavors that are given spine and lifted by a vein of juicy acidity. The floral and vanilla notes repeat strongly on an extremely long, seamless finish that shows superb clarity and power. Drinking window: 2021-2028. 94 points

    The Pisoni family needs no introduction to followers of California wines. Recent vintages of their estate-bottled lineup of Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, not to mention Syrahs, continues to move steadily from strength to strength. The wines here are made by Jeff Pisoni, from fruit tended by Mark Pisoni and their father Gary Pisoni. I’d comfortably place their wines in the upper tier of United States wineries and while they are by no means cheap, in the grand scheme of the market they are pretty amazing values in the context of world-class producers. No expense has been spared in the winemaking process. The family now works with an enviable collection of fancy presses, French oak upright fermenters, barrels and foudres from Europe’s best coopers. The grapes grown by the Pisonis are legendary so it goes without saying that these wines are sourced from some of the most carefully and skillfully watched vineyards, anywhere. If you don’t believe it, book a visit and go see for yourself. The 2015s here are going to be scarce as half of the normal amount of fruit was harvested. Still, they’re more than well worth searching for.”

    Josh Raynolds, Vinous (11/17)

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  • Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

    £119.95

    “California lost one of its great wine pioneers with the passing of Burt Williams in December 2019. The first commercial vintage of Williams Selyem was in 1981, and all these years later, it remains a benchmark for Pinot Noir in California. Williams influenced countless winemakers and was integral in shaping the wine landscape in California that we are fortunate to inherit today. We raise our glasses in your honor.”

    Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate (12/19)

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  • Cakebread Cellars Reserve Chardonnay 2018

    £62.75

    “The 2018 Chardonnay Reserve leaps with gregarious spicy oak and lemon butter scents, plus hints of apple pie, marzipan and powdered ginger. Medium-bodied, the palate is both elegantly weighted and vibrant, featuring a racy backbone and spicy finish.Drink: 2021-2026. 90 points”

    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (11/21)

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  • DuMOL Ritchie Vineyard Chloe Chardonnay 2017

    £74.99

    “The 2017 Chardonnay Chloe Ritchie Vineyard is beautifully floral and perfumed, with soaring aromatics and racy, layered fruit. There is plenty of depth, but in this range, the Ritchie stands out for its lifted, gracious feel and exceptional balance. Drinking window: 2020-2027. 95 points

    Over the years, I have learned to allow for plenty of time for my tastings at DuMol. I was super-impressed with the wines I tasted on my last visit. Andy Smith continues to grow the range thoughtfully. The Chardonnays and Pinots remain the strong suits, mostly because they form the core of the range and have really been fine tuned over time. The 2017 Chardonnays have turned out just as well as I had hoped they would. The wines are rich, deep and full of character. Today, I favor the 2017s over the 2018s, which come across as lighter. Then again, the Chardonnays see pretty long élevage (by California standards) of 11 months in oak and 6 months in steel (for the vineyard designates) so there is plenty of time for the 2018s to perhaps gain a bit more dimension. The two vintages appear closer in quality for Pinot Noir. Smith opted to handle the 2018s very gently in the cellar, and did half the number of punchdowns than the norm. Both the 2017s and 2018s are vivid and super-expressive. I favor 2018 over 2017 for the Cabernets and Syrahs, as the longer and more benign growing season was clearly more favorable for both varieties.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/20)

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