Empire Wine is celebrating the first week of spring with a special offer on three bright, refreshing, critically acclaimed New World Chardonnays. The first comes from Antinori's famed Napa Valley estate: Antica. Antonio Galloni notes in the Wine Advocate that the 2009 is a "fabulous showing" and has "gorgeous texture" and rated it 94 points.
The Laguna Ranch Vineyards Chardonnay 2009 is another well made California Chardonnay and a consistent favorite of Robert Parker's. He called it "brilliant" and rated it 91 points in both 2009 and 2008. It is a crisp, elegant style hinting at Chablis like minerality and tropical fruit tones.
Our third featured Chardonnay is the 2008 vintage from Kumeu River Estate. It is a dazzling example of the excellent white wine being crafted in New Zealand. Displaying notes of citrus, tropical fruit, and pear with a creamy, nutty texture that remains crisp and balanced. Rated 91 points in the Wine Advocate and 92 points in the Wine Spectator as well as being featured in their Top 100 Wines of 2011 list.
Each wine is listed here at the lowest price around with Free Shipping by the case!