Category: * White Wine

Castello di Amorosa Winery Pinot Grigio 2020 North Coast, california



Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Fruity nose of citrus, lemons, apples, sweet grapefruits, light green vegetables, herbs and spices.

Medium-bodied with medium plus acidity. Nice and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, yellow apples, spices, light tropical fruits, white pepper and minerals.

Medium finish with limes and light grapefruits.

This is a very tasty Pinot Grigio from California. Easy drinking with nice balance.

Good by itself or with food, and will pair nicely with fresh green salads.

Tangy and fruit forward with a creamy mouthfeel.

A great party wine that I had by the pool with a great view.

13.7% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$26.


Krug Brut Champagne 1998, France






Golden in color, very pretty.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and small bubbles.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Showing lots of yeast and bread notes with citrus, limes, green apples, Mediterranean spices, herbs, white pepper and minerals.

Tasting this aged vintage champagnes is always a great experience. I really liked the nose once it opened up.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime, and I liked it better once it warmed up a bit.

Thank you John for sharing this with me.

Paired very well with the caviar and the charcuterie board.

12% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$450.

Fincas Patagonicas Osmosis Sauvignon Blanc 2021, Mendoza, Argentina



Very light in color, almost see-through.

On the nose limes, light grapefruits, gooseberry, grass, light vegetables, herbs, minerals, green apples and spices.

Light to medium in body with medium acidity.

Very dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples and spices.

Short finish with limes.

This is a simple and easy drinking Sauvignon Blanc from Argentina.

A nice sipping wine to have by the pool. Good by itself and better with food.

This zero sugar wine is good right out of the bottle and good for parties.

I paired it with cheeses and dried meats.

9% alcohol by volume.

$15.

87 Points.

Domaine des Marronniers Les Marronniers Chablis Premier Cru 2018, France




Light yellow in color with a golden tint.

Fruity nose of yellow apples, citrus, spices, bananas and light oak.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with ripe citrus fruits, red apples, melons, spices, oak, light vanilla, herbs, honey and white pepper.

Nice length on the finish with tangy lemons.

This is a delicious Chardonnay from Burgundy. Nicely balanced, rich and spicy. Elegant and fruit forward.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself.

A good quality wine that will continue to age nicely in the next decade. Would be interesting to see how this evolves in the next few years.

Showing nice complexity and very well balanced. Neither tart nor bitter. I really enjoyed it all by itself, by the pool.

Kosher and not Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$45.

Aridus Wine Company Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Arizona




Lemon in color with a green tint.

Strong nose of citrus, green and red apples, spices, light pineapples, lemons and light grapefruits.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, lemons, apples and grapefruit juice.

Tangy finish with spices and limes.

This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc from Arizona. Nicely balanced with nice complexity. Fruit forward, refreshing and rich.

I had the 2019 vintage sometime earlier this year. This 2020 vintage is much better.

Good by itself as a sipping wine. I had it with cheeses and crackers by the lake.

12.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$28.

Lucky Rock Wine Co. County Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc 2020, California



Pale lemon in color.

Soft nose of limes, grapefruits, citrus, minerals and green apples.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples and spices.

Tangy finish with spices and limes.

This is a nice and simple Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County. Tangy and spicy. Crisp and refreshing.

Better after an hour of airtime, which surprised me. Easy drinking and good for parties.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers, and had it by the lake.

Aged in stainless steel vats for 6 months, with 8% in new French oak barrels. A small production of only 419 cases.

13.2% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$17.

Zwebner Estate Vineyard 24.19 White Blend 2017 Judean Mountain, Israel

Light to medium in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing limes, grapefruits, lemons, minerals, citrus, green apples and white pepper.

This is a nice surprise. This 4 year old Sémillon blend from Israel is still very tasty.

I had this vintage almost 3 years ago, and it is even better now. Lost some of the fruit as expected, but still tasting very fresh. Would be interesting to try it again in a couple of years.

Good right out of the bottle and better with a nice chill.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of 60% Sémillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc. A very small production of only 850 bottles. This is bottle number 612. Kosher.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.

Big Table Farm Eola Amity Hills Chardonnay 2019, Oregon




Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

Fruity on the nose with lemons, yellow apples, spices, minerals, light vanilla, light grapefruits, oak, and light fresh white flowers.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, light grapefruits, citrus, green apples, light oak, spices, earth, bitter herbs, light vegetables and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes.

This is a very nice Chardonnay from Oregon. Spicy and tangy with light wood notes.

Gets earthier as it opens up, with more green apples and grapefruit notes.

Easy drinking and good by itself. Drinking nicely now and will age nicely in the 2 to 5 years.

Tangy and interesting, and a good quality wine. Crisp and refreshing when properly chilled.

I paired it with a wild mushroom Brie cheese.

A tiny production of only four barrels. Unfined and unfiltered.

12.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$48.



Maison Koenig Alsace Riesling 2018, France





Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

Strong nose of lemons, limes, apples, diesel, light tropical fruits, minerals and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry with a touch of RS on the palate with citrus, lemons, apples, melons, pears, spices, white pepper and minerals.

Tangy finish with limes and pepper.

This is a very enjoyable Riesling from Alsace. Easy drinking and good by itself.

Showing mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with some sugar left, to balance the acidity.

Would be nice to see how this evolves in the next 5 years.

A good wine to sip on by the porch. I paired it Burrata and tomatoes.

Vegan. Kosher and Mevushal.

12% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$19.

Viña Cantenaria SingerStone Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Chile



Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

On the nose citrus, apples, pears, lemons, light peaches, spices and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples and spices.

Short finish with limes.

This is a nice and simple Sauvignon Blanc from Chile. Showing lots of lemon and citrus notes. Fruit forward and easy drinking.

A nice pool wine and good for parties too.

Good right out of the bottle, and good by itself or with food. I had it all by itself by the lake. Will pair nicely with oysters.

13% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$13.