Matthiasson makes some of our favorite California wines - period. For them, winemaking is an extension of farming, so their wines are meant to be refreshing & complement food. Their Linda Vista Chardonnay is pure honey, apple & peach on the nose with a fleshy, balanced palate.
Presqu’ile continues to produce some of our favorite coastal California wine. Their Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir represents all of the hallmarks: balance, complexity & the unique spice of its region with all the fruit & earth you want in a spectacular Pinot Noir. Pair this up with roast chicken for pure delight.
Producing utterly satisfying Chardonnay out of the Santa Maria Valley, Presqu’ile never fails to disappoint in their delivery. This cuvée is both complex & poised, yet vivacious at the same time. Creamy in texture, with a buttery-vanilla richness, it has no shortage of ripe lemon citrus & pairs perfectly with salmon.
The perfect party favor - a field blend of Tempranillo, Syrah, Petit Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, and more, for a perfectly balanced red wine designed to be shared. Wine in a box is new to us, but it uses less packaging and less resources than conventional glass bottles! Sign us up!
At Rhys, they believe quality comes from the vineyard before it comes from the winery. They implement biodynamic practices amongst the vines, and a low-intervention approach in the winery. This wine is thrillingly complex and speaks true to its place of origin.
The Gamay grape is not a variety typically associated with California, and Arnot-Roberts and their high elevation El Dorado Gamay are working to change that. In the glass, in the nose, and on the palate, this noble Gamay appears 100% at home in Cali, displaying brightness, energy, and West Coast verve.
One of the very best values in Cali Chardonnays. Presqu’ile is a project sustainably producing elegant expressions of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir from cool-climate sites. The results are true to their California roots, with fruit & richness at the forefront & with gorgeous minerality & freshness below.
This medium-bodied, balanced, fruity and mineral Pinot Noir is undeniably delicious. With freshness and finesse, it delivers everything we want with a roast chicken dinner. It is expressive and nuanced and we can’t get enough.
The Alesia label designates estate-grown wines of Rhys, one of our favorite domestic producers. This wine is orchard fruited, with notes of butter, honeysuckle, and fresh juicy peach. It nods toward an Old World style, while maintaining a sense of New World terroir.
This lovely rendition of Syrah comes from young vine fruit that’s entirely destemmed, wafting from the glass with notes of crushed currants, licorice, plum & dried flowers. It has good depth, fine-grained tannins & is gently chewy on the long, sapid finish. All of the elements in this wine fall together effortlessly.
The Sonoma Coast has one of the most ideal climates for growing Syrah in California, and saying Arnot-Roberts does it justice would be a gross understatement. Lush fruits and muddled blackberries stain the palate, accompanied by subtle notes of dried herbs and kalamata olive. Enjoy with Lamb!
Presqu'ile Santa Maria Pinot Noir Presq'uile Vineyard 2018
Coming directly from their estate vineyards in Santa Maria Valley, their 100% Pinot Noir is deeply expressive of dark red berry, dried herbs & an energizing, refreshing acidity. This Pinot is definitely spice dominant & would pair exquisitely with a cheese platter or roast duck.
Presqu'ile Santa Maria Chardonnay Presqu'ile Vineyard 2018
100% of the Chardonnay grapes used for this cuvée came from their estate vineyards in Santa Maria Valley, reflective of the mineral-laced sandy soils they’re grown on. This bottle carries an old-world sense of balance & tension, with the aromatic & textural profile that we know & love from Presqu’ile.
English Hill, planted in 2005, is an 8.5 acre vineyard located just miles from the Pacific Ocean. This maritime influence and exposure to the elements keeps the wine light, fresh, and oceanic. This wine expands on the palate, showing notes of coastal forest floor, baking spice, dried tea, and herbs.
Presqu'ile Virtual Class (Class Bundle, Wine Included)
The "new California" describes a winemaking style that challenges long-held assumptions about West Coast wine. For decades, we've been taught that California produces bold, extracted, intensely flavored and textured wines. But, a new school has emerged: producing less polarizing wines that are light, juicy, complex, and aim to express a sense of place. This is New World wine for Old World drinkers. And, for Burgundy lovers like us, Presqu'ile makes it totally worth exploring.
During this virtual class, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and hang with owner Matt Murphy. Join us to hear his family's story, learn why so many of us obsess over Santa Barbara, and taste through a flight of his wines, including a Pinot Noir from his prized Presqu'ile Vineyard. This is an incredibly unique opportunity to connect with a tastemaker at the vanguard of the "new California."
This option includes a flight of the wines we'll be drinking with Matt— you get to drink with the winemaker! Pickup only, available after 11am on Wed, April 14th. Please use the 'note' in the shop cart to indicate Burlington or Stowe pickup.
Presqu'ile Santa Maria Chardonnay 2018
Presqu’ile Santa Maria Pinot Noir 2018
Presqu’ile Santa Maria Pinot Noir Presqu’ile Vineyard 2018
This Rudd Cabernet Sauvignon is quintessential “Napa Cab” with our favorite twist: low intervention, sustainable farming practices. Fine tannins and ample acidity form the structure of this wine, while ripe red fruit delivers freshness on the palate. This is an incredible example of agability in wine - drink now or hang on to it as it’s only getting better.
Food friendly, versatile and perfect with a slight chill. They're BBQ All-Stars.