Category: * White Wine

Nabor Wines NSO Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay 2018, California

Pale yellow in color with a golden hue.

Strong fruity nose with oak, vanilla, melons, black pepper, yellow apples and lots of spices. A Very interesting nose.

Full bodied, buttery and smooth, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, apples, pears, wood, vanilla, spices and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with tangy limes.

This is a nice oaky Chardonnay from Santa Rita Hills, California.

Big, but not overwhelming. Good by itself as a sipping wine. Not bitter at all on the finish, which I liked. Spicy, interesting and fun.

Although not my style with all that oak, it is nicely balanced and a good quality wine.

I had it all by itself by the fire. (it’s cold in Florida today 😃)

14% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$15.

Carmel Winery Kayoumi Vineyard Riesling 2017, Israel

Pale lemon in color.

Strong nose of apples, lemons, diesel, minerals, light vegetables and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with a touch of RS, and lemon grass, green apples, pears, light grapefruits, spices, herbs and white pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with tangy limes, grapefruits and peppercorn.

This is a very nice Riesling from Israel. Nicely balanced, tangy and tasty. Spicy with mild complexity.

Reminds me of a riesling from Mosel. A very nice sipping wine to have by the porch.

This Single Vineyard Riesling is a Good quality wine that will age nicely in the next 10 years.

Grapes are grown in the upper Galilee at 2,500 feet of elevation. Kosher.

12% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$25.

Covenant Wines Blue C Viognier 2018, Israel

Light lemon in color with a golden hue.

On the nose limes, grapefruits, citrus, minerals, spices and white flowers.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, green apples, light grapefruits, spices, light vegetables, guava and black pepper.

Long finish with spices.

This is a very nice Viognier from Israel. Showing nice complexity with tangy finish.

Nice, spicy and engaging, crisp and refreshing.

Good by itself or with food. I had it all by itself by the pool on a warm Florida today.

Light on the nose, but much more complexity on the palate.

Kosher. Not Mevushal.

13.6% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$28.

Tussock Jumper Treviso Prosecco Extra Dry NV, Italy

Very light in color, almost see through.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry to off dry on the palate with medium size bubbles.

Showing citrus, lemons, tropical fruits, green apples and spices.

This is an easy drinking sparking wine from Italy.

Simple and good for parties.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with soft goat cheese and fresh berries.

11% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$14.

Domaine de Reuilly Denis Jamain Les Petites Fontaines Reuilly 1996 Loire, France

Light yellow in color.

Strong nose of over ripen citrus fruits, pears, yellow apples, apricots, mediterranean spices, light cumin and lemons.

Medium bodied with medium minus acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, over ripen apples, pears, light grapefruits, white pepper, minerals and spices.

Medium finish with limes and herbs.

It is always fun to drink these old wines. I’ve had this vintage before, and this bottle seems like it did not hold up as well, although still drinking nicely and interesting.

This 23 year old Sauvignon Blanc has a really interesting nose, but it is simpler on the palate.

Needs 20 minutes of airtime to open up in the glass.

I paired it with Brie cheese and baguette.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

Golan Heights Winery Yarden Muscat 2002 Galilee, Israel

Brownish in color with a wide golden hue.

Strong fruity nose with yellow apples, white peaches, wood, dried figs, tobacco, Indian spices, mint, bananas in brandy, black licorice, coffee, eucalyptus, green tea and white flowers.

Full bodied and smooth with medium plus acidity.

Sweet on the palate with yellow apples, apricots, tropical fruits, Mediterranean spices, peppercorn, caramel, coffee, tobacco leaf, mint, bananas and honey.

Long sweet finish with spices.

This is a beautifully aged sweet Muscat from Israel. Showing great complexity on the nose and palate.

Nicely balanced with enough acidity for all that sugar. Good by itself as dessert.

Needs an hour to open up properly and show the complexity.

This 17 year old is delicious and delicate.

13.9% alcohol by volume. Kosher.

97 points.

$15.(current vintage).
500 ml.

Flam Winery Blanc Unoaked 2017, Judean Hills, Israel

Light golden in color with a green hue.

Gentle nose of citrus, limes, grapefruits, light tropical fruits, ripen red apples, spices and minerals.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, pineapples, earth, river rocks and light tropical fruits.

Nice length on the spicy finish.

This is a very nice surprise. I did not expect that much complexity from this wine, which I really liked.

Better when not overly chilled. A good sipping wine by the porch. Has enough body to have all by itself.

This is impressive, actually. Very tasty and easy to drink. Well balanced with nice complexity.

A blend of 58% Sauvignon Blanc and 42% Chardonnay. Grapes are grown in Judean Hills region in Israel. Kosher. Not Mevushal.

13% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$33.