Category: * White Wine

Bürgerspital Wurgburfer Pfaffenberg Franken Kabinett Troken 1985, Germany

My Rating 83 Points.

Dark golden in color.

On the nose, rotten fruits, citrus, lemons, apples, melons, pears, spices, honey and white pepper.

Medium bodied and crisp with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, citrus, lemons, green apples, red grapefruits, rotten citrus and bitter herbs.

Creamy finish, medium in length.

This 32-year-old white German wine, is over the hill by now, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Showing nice nose and complexity, but unbalanced with oxidized notes. Still drinkable, though.

10% alcohol by volume.

Mezzacorona Trentino Pinot Grigio 2016 DOC, Italy

My Rating 83 Points.

Price $8.

Light straw in color with a golden hue.

Nose of lemons, citrus, melons, white pepper, minerals, herbs and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, herbs, vegetables and white pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

A drinkable Pinot Grigio from Italy. Simple and enjoyable with food. Balanced and spicy with a tangy ending.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

Römerhof Weinkellerei Shine Heinz Eifel Riesling 2015 Rheinhessen, Germany

My Rating 88 Points.

Price $12.

Light golden in color.

Strong fruity nose with white flowers, honeysuckle, citrus, lemons, honey, apples, pears, melons, spices and minerals.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Off dry on the palate with citrus, grapefruits, minerals, white pepper, red apples, melons, sweet pears, dried fruits and sea salt.

Long and tangy finish with limes.

This is a nice Riesling from Rheinhessen, Germany. Refreshing, interesting and well-balanced with nice complexity.

Good by itself or with food, and a good sipping wine as well. Nice and refreshing.
I sipped on it all by itself.

10% alcohol by volume.

Dark Horse Wines The Original California Chardonnay 2015, California

My Rating 85 Points.

Price $8.

Pale lemon in color with a golden tint.

Fruity nose with citrus, lemons, light vanilla, toasted oak, peaches, apricots and light spices.

Full bodied and refreshing with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, grapefruits, citrus, spices, vanilla, wood, minerals, cream and white pepper.

Nice length on the finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This California Chardonnay is nice and refreshing. Well-balanced and simple. Showing some oak notes, but not overwhelming at all.

Enjoyable by itself or with food. A good sipping wine by the porch, or pool, if properly chilled. A little bitter on the ending, though.

I paired it with an assortment of creamy cheeses.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Thungersheimer Scharlachberg Müller Thurgau Kabinett Juliusspiltal 1983, Germany

My Rating 83 Points.

Price $50.

Light golden in color with a wide see thru rim.

On the nose, lemons, citrus, grapefruits, minerals, tropical fruits, diesel and spring water.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity, watery and a little creamy.

Dry on the palate with lemons, grapefruits, citrus and light cream.

Short finish with almonds and limes.

This 34 year old Müller Thurgau Kabinett is drinkable, but had better days…

Showing a watery mouthfeel with nice balance, but very little fruit is left. This was more for the experience than the taste. And a great experience it was!

Needs 30 minutes to open up.

On the bottle, it says 9 to 12% alcohol by volume, but I think it’s in the 11% range.

I enjoyed it with escargot in spinach sauce.

Bear Hug Vineyards Winemaker Select Chardonnay 2015, California

My Rating 86 Points.

Price $15.

Light golden in color.

Nice fruity nose of lemons, apples, over ripen citrus, light oak, white pepper and herbs.

Full bodied with medium acidity, creamy and soft.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, citrus, cream, green apples, vanilla, bitter herbs, spices and white pepper.

Medium minus on the finish with bitter almonds and spices.

This California Chardonnay is well balanced, creamy and bold, with very little oak, which I liked.

I paired it with baked salmon in a spicy red sauce.

12.8% alcohol by volume.

Amphorae Wines Rhyton Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Israel

My Rating 86 Points.

Price $25.

Pale lemon in color with a wide see-through rim.

Strong nose of lemons, grapefruits, over ripen citrus fruits, spices, earth, bitter herbs, white pepper and minerals.

light to medium in body with medium acidity, long legs, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, lemons, green apples, clay, white pepper, herbs and bitter almonds.

Medium finish with almonds and spices.

This 4 year old Israeli Sauvignon Blanc, is drinking nicely now, although it is a little over the hill.
Shows great balance and interesting complexity that is not found in a newer vintage.

Crisp and refreshing and enjoyable by itself or with food. A little bitter on the ending.

13% alcohol by volume.