Jordan Chardonnay 2015

Jordan advertises their Chard as 'not typical California Chardonnay'. Indeed, Jordan's white wines are more Burgundian in style with lots of layers and nuance. The 2015 has notes of  Granny Smith apples, Meyer Lemons, passion fruit, baking spices, and a creamy mouthfeel. Jordan Chardonnays are never oaky butter bombs, instead they balance weight and delicacy.

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Suavia Soave Classico 2017

Suavia's Soave, made of 100% Garganega, shows apples, pears, almonds, minerals, and a fresh-herb finish. It has a very nice collection of descriptors for what could be instead be simple wine. The nice and full mouthfeel is emphasized by a subtle, lingering finish. Suavia's Soave is balanced and harmonious and will bring you back for more.

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Three Brooms Sauvignon Blanc 2016/2017

Three Brooms is bright and fresh, but backs down from the aggressive acidity for which New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs are famous. On the palate you will find notes of lemon zest, mango, and dried herbs. The mouthfeel is simultaneously silky, almost powdery, and substantial. The clean finish is all fruit and herbs. Look for 2016 or 2017 as this is not meant to age.

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Tournon Mathilda By M. Chapoutier 2017

This Viognier and Marsanne blend is supple and smooth, with abundant peach, nectarine, and just-ripe pineapple notes. The Viognier gives aromatics of white flowers and honeysuckles, making M. Chapoutier's Mathilda the most sensory on our list. An extra cool feature is that the label is partially written in brail, which beautifully communicates the tactically of the wine.

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2015 Quadrio Valtellina Superiore Docg

Along comes a little surprise one day, that at the time, doesn't seem like that big of a deal. Then later, like the next day in this situation, you realize that what previously seemed like no big deal should actually go on Winelala's New Find! list. Nino Negri's Quadrio was just that wine. 

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