Oyster River Winegrowers

Xanadu Wines

Stevens Road Margaret River Chardonnay 2015

Another modern style Chardonnay like the Nanny Goat from Otago had a few days ago. The 2nd of 2 premium Chardonnays from Xanadu - the other being the Reserve. Glenn Goodall the winemaker says the main difference between the 2 is that the Stevens Road has an “oyster shell “ character which I get. Also a saline, mineral note. The next night some delicious white peach notes. Oak is perfectly balanced (25% new Barriques). Could cellar for another 5 years if so desired. — 6 months ago

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Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

Nose of oyster mushroom, water chestnut, and white peach. At PnP tastes of herbal green notes, but opened over time into unctuous deliciousness. Tastes of red grapefruit, toasted coconut, butterscotch candy. Absolutely layered complexity. Even greater on day 2. — 2 years ago

Heather DillawayRandall Brater
with Heather and Randall
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Extra Brut Octopus Gomes Vineyard Albariño 2019

Hands down, one of the funnest wines to find me during quarantine: a champagne-style sparkler made from Albariño grapes grown in the Sacramento River Delta. This zany experiment has become the flagship wine from young husband and wife team (combining knowledge from the cellars of Schramsburg and the branding powerhouse of Vintage Wine Estates and Naked Wines). Fresh fruit abounds: ripe pear, nectarine, green apple, a hint of oyster shell (tank fermentation followed by short bottle fermentation preserves fruit and reduces secondary autolytic characteristics). Bottled only a few months ago, so bubbles were extra excited and poppy. Same, Carboniste, same... — 4 years ago

Maura Passanisi
with Maura
Paul, Lise and 23 others liked this

Vincent Dauvissat

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay


Opens up with air to complex nose of green apple, quince, white pepper, River stones, Meyer lemon and hint of oyster shell. Mineralilty and concentration prevail. Long finish. Great stuff but clearly could benefit from even more time given structure and backbone.
— 8 months ago

Baia's Wine

Dry White Tsitska Blend 2020

N:.Fairly mute, pears, stones
P.Soft and saline, River water, oyster liquor. Easy going quite refreshing..
30% skin contact and Amphorae, s bit of a tactile grip on the finish. Chalky quality.
— a year ago

Vanessa, Brian and 8 others liked this

Kosta Browne

One Sixteen Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018

This is the first Kosta chard I’ve ever had and I’m a big fan. Lots of slate/minerality, lemon curd, lemon zest, nuanced oyster brine, and crushed river rocks. Beautiful acidity. Awesome wine. — 3 years ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
Krystal, Ira and 30 others liked this
Ryan Vento

Ryan Vento

@E & K G Very pristine!
Severn Goodwin

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I see the good glass gets service for red & white 👍

Oyster River Winegrowers

Morphos Petillant Naturel American Sparkling Wine 2022

Light and almost like a cider but better — 8 months ago

Ben Markowitz
with Ben

Oyster River Winegrowers

Oyster River Red Blend

K&W brought over a tasty dry red ! — 10 months ago

Michael Sugarman
with Michael

Oyster River Winegrowers

American Chardonnay

Long Island fruit, and it shows. Lovely sea breeze aroma and tropical notes on nose and pallet. Structured. One of their best wines they made. — 3 years ago

Severn, Tom and 1 other liked this
Erik Longabardi

Erik Longabardi

@Severn Goodwin Brian at ORW has been making cider and wine in Maine for some years now and his vineyard is full of hybrid grapes. He’s a good dude and support him when I can!
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Nice. I'll look them up, good to support the east coast guys.