The Best White Wines of the Previous Year – Bottle Barn

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As we all know, 2021 was a wild year. The world was turned upside down more times than we could count, but it's that time of year again, the time look back on and buy the best white wines of last year! It was a great year for white wine in California, and luckily Bottle Barn has many of the best wines. Whether you're looking for a complex, earthy Lloyd Chardonnay to enjoy on a cold winter night, or a crisp fruity Sauvignon Blanc for a hot summer day, we've got you covered. Trust us, there’s something for everyone in this list.

2020 Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay

2020 Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay

Carneros is unique among Sonoma County's wine regions for its gently rolling hills and delicious, outstanding chardonnay wines. We love this region’s wines and remember the famous Irish Novelist James Joyce’s saying: “White wine is like electricity. Red wine looks and tastes like a liquified beefsteak.”

Enjoying a more moderate climate with an emphasis on quality wine growing, the Napa and Sonoma Valleys are two of California's most famous regions. Rombauer's Chardonnay has an extremely inviting fruit-forward aroma profile that will make you want to take a sip. The nose shows off its complexity well, with notes of honey, combined citrus flavors. It goes great with seafood, many kinds of pasta, and light-colored meat.

2020 Raeburn Russian River Valley Chardonnay

2020 Raeburn Russian River Valley Chardonnay

The Russian River Valley, a place of great natural beauty and historical significance in Sonoma County, is at the geographic center of our proud wine country. It is one of California's most recognized wine regions, well known for its world-class Pinot Noir, but also producing remarkable chardonnay wines like this one!

This wine has an elegant, complex flavor with notes of melon and green apple. It should be paired with poultry dishes or rich fish dishes like tuna or grilled sea bass!

2020 Palacio de Fefinanes Albarino

2020 Palacio de Fefinanes Albarino

Rias Baixas is a magical region that makes some of the world’s most elegant white wines. It is home to one particular variety -Albarino. Wine growing occurs in the province of Galicia where the cool Atlantic Ocean helps produce refreshing dry whites.

This award-winning wine from the famous winery founded in 1904 features floral aromas with good acidity. It exhibits citrus, grapefruit, and passion fruit flavors along with hints of tropical fruits. It shows excellent Albarino typicity and pairs well with tapas, Indian food, or even grilled seafood!

2020 Banshee Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc

2020 Banshee Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc

The greatest wine producer in Northern California is located on the northern edge of this great state. Sonoma County has been home to many wineries since 1869, when it officially became a county. Its warm climate creates an environment that benefits the production of premium quality wines.

This well-balanced wine has an intense aroma resembling fresh peaches, green apples, and lemon. It has a long finish, and is a perfect value for your money! With the long finish and refreshing taste, this wine is the perfect companion for sunny days; it goes well with lemon chicken and all kinds of pasta.

2020 Gundlach Bundschu Estate Vineyard Dry Gewurztraminer

2020 Gundlach Bundschu Estate Vineyard Dry Gewurztraminer

This is another good wine from Sonoma. The winery is located at the southernmost point in the Sonoma Valley. Long daylight exposure here aids the grape-growing process because it helps control ripening so that the wine has a beautiful balance and intense flavor.

This dry wine has a crispy acidity, medium body, and aromas of tropical fruits, lychee, melon, and pear. It is very food-friendly, pairing well from salmon, mild cheeses, and Indian cuisine.

2020 Carboniste Gomes Vineyard Sparkling Albarino

2020 Carboniste Gomes Vineyard Sparkling Albarino

This wine comes from an estate that takes winemaking seriously and is committed to organic farming. With its deep, rich soil, this vineyard is fed by the Sacramento River. Located on Andrus Island in Northern California between two powerful rivers it sunlight and heat all day long, but that doesn't stop the production of serious wine! The wine is made in an aperitif style, having gone through the traditional Methode Champenoise process, which means you can enjoy this drink at your next dinner party, with dishes like lean fish or appetizers!

You don't have to travel far if you want smooth, refreshing white wines like these at the Bottle Barn wine store in Santa Rosa, California! A multitude of options await those looking for the best white wines in our online store too.

If you're looking for recommendations for red wines, check out our blog post, 12 Wines to Try This International Cabernet Day!

 


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  • Gracia

    Great article, nice information, thanks


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