At Bruin Spirits, we are committed to carrying the most diverse and complete wine selection possible. From everyday favorites to wines of distinction, we are constantly adding to our selection in an effort to provide you with the items that you are looking for. Our wine department is full of surprises and great values. This is due to the fact that we strive to find the best possible wines for the best prices. We are here to help you in every way that we can and in doing so, we hope to assist you in discovering new wines and learning with us!
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Chateau Ste Michelle Eroica Riesling Eroica Riesling offers sweet lime and peach aromas with subtle mineral notes. The mouth-watering acidity is beautifully balanced by flavorful Washington Riesling fruit. Eroica is a blended statement of the finest Riesling vineyards in the state. To achieve the unique style of this wine, we strive for beautiful bright fruit with crisp acidity and enhanced minerality.
Santa Barbara Chardonnay, 2014 Chardonnay
The grapes for this wine come from a variety of vineyards that Winemaker Bruce McGuire has selected over the years for their quality and consistency. Many are from the same blocks year after year. Cool climate Chardonnay is balanced with those from warmer vineyards.
All the grapes were pressed as whole clusters with 666% of the wine fermented in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 34% was barrel fermented and underwent malolactic fermentation. The barrelled wine was aged ‘sur lie’ and its lees regularly stirred to impart flavor and complexity.
The result is a wine that is bright and flavorful with a great deal of fruit intensity. We consider this our trademark Chardonnay, a wine we have consistently produced year after year.
Winemaker’s comments: A very early vintage for Santa Barbara County with very favorable conditions throughout the harvest. The barrel fermented component adds richness and texture to the bright tropical fruit of the tank fermented wine. A delicious example of Santa Barbara County Wine.
Gold Medal 2016 Pacific Rim Wine Competition
Gold Medal 2016 Tasters Guild Wine Judging
Gold Medal 92 Points 2016 Central Coast Wine Competition