Oyster River Winegrowers

De Wetshof

Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2018

Limestone soil, huge diurnal shifts accelerated by wind. De Wetshof pioneered the first unoaked Chardonnay in the region. Sea salt, oyster, saline, fresh lemon, lemon zest, white peach, white pear, green apple, sour cream from malo, reductive, high dry extract with no oak. Gravelly on the palate. Racy acidity, medium body, medium plus finish, 13% abv. — 3 years ago

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Oyster River Wine Co.

American White Wine

Delicious! Effervescent. Visible bubbles. At first sip, tastes like sparkling grape juice. Opened up nicely, good paired with light fare. Zippy acidity. — 3 years ago

Wind Gap Wines

Fannucchi-Wood Road Vineyard Trousseau Gris 2017

This has to be my favorite wine to bring to a wine party. Barely qualified as an orange wine (skin fermented Trousseau Gris) with juicy acidity, fresh fruitiness with out showing sweetness, and aromas that are ever changing - orange blossom, oyster mushrooms, under ripe pineapple, apple skin.. wish this would stay around. It'll most likely show up in the Pax line up in the future, which I'm okay with. :) — 4 years ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Just fire drank fire straight out the gates. Mouth full of oyster shells and smooth river rocks. — 3 years ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Alesia Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2016

Oyster shell, river rock, white flower aromas and lemon, mineral, nice acidity and balance, Chablis like crispness. I have had quite a recent run with Central Coast Cali chardonnays (Alesia, Liquid Farms, Arnot-Roberts, Tyler) that are delicious and incredibly well priced. — 3 years ago

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La Chablisienne

La Fief de Grenouilles Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2006

One of the absolute best white wines I’ve had so far this year to date was this extraordinary Grand Cru Chablis from 2006. I think we caught this wine at the absolute perfect time to drink. Grenouilles is French for frog, more on that below.

The color on this was perfect, a vibrant light gold and yellow, watery at the rim. The nose was also in perfect condition, notes of flint, crushed oyster shell, a touch of smoke, allied with fresh Asian pear and crisp Fuji apple. The wind absolutely jumped out of the glass, the nose was so pronounced. The palage took it another level up with a perfect expression of what the nose was giving, all the while wrapped up in a perfect medium bodied majorly dense and complex wine. Medium plus acidity and very long on the finish.

Formed in 1923, la Chablisienne is a co-op winery based of course in Chablis. As I have gone deeper into the rabbit hole of wine I tend to find these amazing co-ops which I wish I could have known about earlier as the wines are so impeccably good and priced so reasonably well. They produce something like 30 different wines off from the Chardonnay grape and all from vineyards within the AOC borders of Chablis.

The Grenouilles climat is the smallest of the 7 Chablis Grand Cru climat at 9.38 hectares. It has soils that consist of upper and middle layers of Kimmeridgian, alternating with limestone and marl that are studded with fossilised seashells.

The first vines to grow at the bottom of this hill were close to the River Serein and frogs no doubt came to keep the winegrowers company.
— 3 years ago

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Oyster River Wine Co.

Enological All Stars American White Blend 2015

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9.5

Crisp orange. Some tart fer sher. Maine glou we had at nathalie with crosses and topher — 3 years ago

Oyster River Winegrowers

Carbonic Nation Red Blend 2018

Tangy, complex, and rich. Guggable. — 3 years ago

Domaine Martelet de Cherisey

La Genelotte Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru Chardonnay 2008

Wow. This is by far the best Meursault I've had the privilege of drinking. Deep, golden hay colored in the glass. The nose is reminiscent of a morning breeze on a Maui lanai; Tropical plants, pineapple, and ocean air. The palate delivers wave after luscious wave of gorgeous flavors; fresh pineapple, yellow nectarine, Meyer lemon, green guava, wet river stone, crushed oyster shells. There is some smoke and smoldering oak in the background. Clove and cinnamon. The finish lingers with clean acidity, lifting it all up and keeps you going back for more. Open this about 3 hours prior to consuming and serve at slightly above cellar temperature. — 5 years ago

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Sounds delish @Joe Lucca
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Great note bud
Ron R

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Yeah, great text, Joe!