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2013 Simple Life Chardonnay

2013 Simple Life Chardonnay has an appealing, oaky aroma with buttery layers of creamy peach pie and apricot. A delightful balance of fruit-forward flavors and creaminess, this medium bodied wine is a refreshing blend with a long, velvety finish. The structure of this wine makes it an ideal pairing with rich, flavorful meals or spicy dishes. Try pairing with Pad Thai, crab cakes or chicken alfredo. APPELLATION: For our 2013 Simple Life Chardonnay, grapes were sourced from Clarksburg AVA, an up and coming wine region located in California’s Sacramento Delta. The soils here are a combination of poorly-draining clay and rich loam, meaning vines experience nutrient-rich and sometimes arid conditions daytime highs. VINTAGE: Vintners and growers around the state of California are heralding the excellent quality of the 2013 vintage, nearly identical to the previous year’s growing season. Winemakers across the board noted that fruit showed great balance and acidity, improved color intensity, good tannin structure and most importantly, rich and complex flavor profiles.

Alto Limay Joven Pinot Noir  

Alto Limay Joven carefully crafted to highlight the freshness of our Pinot Noir exemplifies a new frontier in Argentine winemaking on the cool, windy Patagonian steppe.  The limestone soils of the upper Limay River Valley yield Pinot Noir with vibrant aromatics and nuanced fruit expression unique to its exotic terroir.   Deep black garnet with fuchsia reflection.  Opening aromas of blueberries and Morello cherries, with hints of carbonic maceration that enhance the fruit expression.  On the palate, the silky textured and bright acidity carry notes of coffee grounds, toffee, cinnamon, wet stones and dark chocolate complementing the fruit.