Olivier Merlin and his crew treat the vines as individuals; each one having its purpose in the final product. His respect for the plant shows in his wines, creating an energetic Chardonnay, even in its youth. Summer risotto with peas, tinned fish, or creamy cheese would pair delightfully.
Drinking this wine is like drinking sunshine in a glass on the Hilt vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Notes of white peaches, apricots, and honeysuckle and rounded out with a kiss of oak. Drink this captivating Chardonnay with Shelburne Farm’s Cheddar or a niçoise salad.
Seven Springs Estate has long been recognized as one of Oregon’s best vineyard sites. South-facing slopes & volcanic soils, their wine is terroir rich & simply delicious. The Seven Springs Chardonnay is reminiscent of white Burgundy. This cuvée is dripping in notes of honey, lemon curd & baking spice.
Tschida wines are loved by Dedalus and we think you will love them too! This “heaven on earth” blend is Weissbugunder and Scheurebe, giving the wine a midweight palate, but refreshing notes of lemon, stone-fruits, fresh green herbs, and white flowers. Great with spicy Thai food or rich cheeses.
If you served me a glass of this stunning, mineral Chardonnay blind, I’d confidently call high-class Meursault or Puligny in a second. But no, for half the price, this creamy, fresh white is brimming with minerals, lemon curd, and white floral notes. Pair with roast fish, poached lobster, or stinky cheese.
Here is your new go to for Sunday gravy. Thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in the 70s, Schioppettino is naturally high in rotundone, which is the compound found in black pepper. Expect chunky cracked pepper cushioned by juicy strawberries and cherries.
Pinot Noir was regarded as the star of Saint-Aubin, but the Larue family has changed the narrative. This youthful Chardonnay is elegant and refined. The limestone soils of the region lend sharp mineral notes that are perfectly balanced with notes of orchard fruit and hazelnuts.
The Savary family has built up their domaine from the ground up. They started off small and began producing their own cuveés in 1990. This 1er cru bottle is more structured and powerful than the average Chablis - it is layered and complex. Will age with grace.
It’s easy to see what Francois’s wines are considered to be a staple of some of the best wine lists in France. Powerful and refined, these wines can stand in the cellar with some of the best of Beaune, and yet be ready for that butter-poached lobster tonight.
A blend of all the “noble grapes” of Alsace: Pinot blanc, Muscat, Chasselas, & Riesling - this is the perfect white for rich winter fare. The style in Alsace veers toward producing drier, more intensely mineral whites. This is no exception with charming notes of orchard fruits, white flowers, and chalky minerals.
Do not pass up this supreme value in top-tier White Burgundy. Jean-Marc exclusively works terroir that is considered “lesser” than those in Puligny & Meursault, but is considered by many to be one of the best winegrowers in Burgundy. This Montagny Blanc will make you a believer. Enjoy with roast chicken.
We are in a constant love affair with the intriguing whites from the Jura. This delicious, complex cuvee of Savagnin & Chardonnay is made in an extremely oxidative style - creating a salted nutty butterscotch like wine that is both rich yet refreshing with racy acidity. Think Sherry, but better!
For a glimpse at what is considered one of the great wineries of California history look no further. High elevation, mountain wine that exercises elegance and finesse over rich and ripe. This bottle of Estate Chardonnay is racy, with bountiful citrus and crispy pear and apple. A next-level California classic.
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.
This wine is not your average Burgundian blanc. As you can see, it’s Pinot Blanc! It’s rich on the palate & has a beautiful floral nose with a wisp of turmeric and coriander. Enjoy a glass with some friends over some flaky fish tacos and prepare to be amazed.
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.
Monsieur Fornerol’s Villages level wines seriously overdeliver. After spending most of his career in the vineyard and the cellar with some of the undisputed masters of Burgundy, he has learned a few tricks. This is rich and round Chardonnay with a layer of gently toasted oak beneath the zesty citrus core.
This wine is made within the Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire appellation but is intentionally declassified as Vin de France. Aged on the lees, the wine is richly textured, saline, juicy, and bright. The perfect pairing for shrimp scampi!
Guillemot Savigny les Beaune Blanc Dessus les Golardes 2018
Though Domaine Guillemot is best known for their resolutely old-school reds, they are one of the last producers making one of the rarest Burgundies of all–a Savigny blanc! One of the only expressions of White Burgundy with some Pinot Blanc along with the classic Chardonnay, it is another, charmingly rustic side of White Burgundy that is a must-try!
Vignai da Duline is producing some of the most compelling Old World Chardonnay there is (yes, including France). The combination of deep concentration and sprightly freshness is what really sets this wine apart. It is round with notes of lemon buttercream, with enough acid and minerality to achieve balance.
Jobard Saint Aubin Sur Le Sentier du Clou 1er Cru 2017
Another enthralling Chardonnay, Jobard is moving slightly south to the quaint village of Saint Aubin. Like all of his wines, it’s aged on its lees which give it a fuller bodied mouthfeel and balances the crisp acidity. Pair with some rich seafood scampi or triple cream cheese, this wine is sure to be a hit!
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Our conserva selection is inspired by the tiny tapas bars we fell in love with while in Barcelona, San Sebastian, and Madrid.