Did you know that successful professional athletes hate sparkling wine? It must be true! Otherwise, why would they constantly shake up their bottles and spray each other with sparkling wine, spilling entire bottles everywhere? It’s a shame, a travesty and certainly a waste of perfectly wonderful wine. But fear not friends of Bouchaine, for we will not share this wine with any of those elite athletes. They can come here and try to bust the doors down, but we promise to save this gorgeous Brut Rosé just for you, our loyal fans. We know we can trust you, and you won’t spill a drop.
Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay
Down in the southern end of Napa Valley, we have a mindset called “Carneros Casual.” Our idea of a traffic jam is getting stuck behind a tractor. The Hyde family has been farming in Carneros for decades, but don’t let their casual exterior fool you. They grow some seriously great grapes. Our Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay is a true Carneros wine. Easily approachable with its lush, juicy flavors and aromatics, yet unwavering in its power and structure.
This Chardonnay has had a wardrobe malfunction. It stands naked before us, laid bare without even a hint of oak. A pure expression of the Chardonnay grape to highlight its grace and freshness; lemongrass, Gravenstein apple and Asian pear. OK, go ahead and look. She is beautiful.
If you really love Chardonnay, then you’ll really, really love this Chardonnay. And if you really don’t like Chardonnay, well . . . you’re still going to love this wine. It’s got power and grace at the same time. Fresh, vibrant acid with bold, golden flavors. Lovingly crafted from the get-go and tightly hugged by French oak barrels for 10 months. Try it; we dare you not to like it.
You will find layered, lovely aromas of fuji apple, clementines, kaffir lime and jasmine. A rich, yet tangy palate showcases flavors of nectarine, lemon curd and brioche with a long lip-smacking finish. Pair this with a roast chicken, a thick pork chop or just good friends.
Estate Pinot Gris
We’ve all seen enough Superhero movies to know what a mutant is. DNA getting zapped in just the right way to make something amazing. That makes our Pinot Gris a Superhero of wines since it is a mutation of Pinot Noir. However, when you drink Pinot Gris, you won’t have to worry about alien invasions. All you have to worry about is whether there’s enough to share.
Vin Gris of Pinot Noir
It’s been said that learning another language when you’re older is tough. Not true. Vin Gris of Pinot Noir is a lesson in the French language. Vin Gris actually translates to “Wow! That’s tasty!” Now that’s all the French you need to know.
Las Brisas Vineyard Pinot Blanc
When was the last time you wrote a love note for that special someone in your life? A brief, yet passionate ode to the one who makes your heart skip a beat. Need some help? “Until I see you again, my heart will break each moment you’re away from me. At day’s end your embrace is the glue that makes me whole again.” OK, fine. Maybe that’s a bit much. So try this. “Aromas of green melon and citrus. With flavors of pear and apricot dancing on the palate. Let’s enjoy this bottle of Pinot Blanc after work today. I love you.” We here at Bouchaine have done all the hard work for you. Now just go enjoy the evening.
Las Brisas Vineyard Riesling
The Las Brisas Riesling is like dancing through fields and meadows. A wine reminiscent of your favorite things as Spring emerges from Winter’s grasp. The aromas will remind you of your favorite flowers in the garden. Flavors that excite the palate and encourage you to clean off the grill and sharpen your cooking knives. And all of this by the first sip, so finish the glass and see where it takes you.
Rosé of Syrah
Vivid aromas of watermelon, wild strawberry, cantalope and nectarines. The palate opens with ruby red grapefruit, strawberries and kumquat notes. Lovely tight acidity; a perfect wine to pair with Asian dishes and fresh salads. Or just stick a straw in it!
A rich and succulent expression from the oldest vines on our estate, planted in 1981. Oak from ancient forests in France adds nuance to flavors of juicy apple, nectarine, and lilac. A symphony of flavors in the glass!
Click Vintage to View Tech Sheet: 2016
Bouche d’Or Late Harvest Chardonnay
We go to war to get this wine made. Truly, we do. Every year we ready our weapons to keep the enemy out . . . the birds that feast on our grapes. We may not be using bullets and missiles, but rather bird-netting and falcons. The onslaught of the enemy lasts well into November, but in the end we prevail. What remains is a late-harvest Chardonnay with a sweetness you’d expect, and the beautiful, mouth-watering acidity of Carneros. Thankfuly none of our blood, sweat and tears are evident in the bottle.
Click Vintage to View Tech Sheet: 2016
2016 Hyde Vineyard
“The 2016 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay sashays out of the glass with flamboyant butterscotch, allspice, candied ginger and toasted almonds scents over a core of ripe apricots, lemon tart and peach cobbler. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with stone fruit and spicy layers, with a satiny texture and lingering zesty finish.”
Lisa Perotti-Brown, MW,
The Wine Advocate, Mid-October 2018 New Releases
2017 Las Brisas Vineyard
“Rare in Carneros, this varietal wine is expressive in melon, honey, petrol and crisp acidity. Balanced and delightfully vibrant, it has a gulpability that's hard to deny, a creaminess to the midpalate that pleases and a graceful lemony finish.”
Wine Enthusiast, October 1, 2019