Category: * White Wine

Crux Winery Grenache Blanc Russian River Valley 2016 Sonoma County, California

Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Light nose of lemons, citrus, grapefruits, pears, green apples, minerals and white pepper.

Medium-bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, lemon juice, light grapefruits, citrus, green apples, spices, herbs and light vegetables.

Medium plus on the finish with spices and bitter almonds.

This is an interesting white wine from Russian River Valley. Nice and refreshing and feels more like an old world wine than a California white.

Good by itself and better with food like oysters. I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

A blend of 90% Grenache Blanc and 10% Viognier. Unfiltered.

13.3% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$30.

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Alysian Wines Grist Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Dry Creek Valley, California

Light straw in color with a golden tint.

Pronounce nose of citrus, lemons, grapefruits, green apples, light tropical fruits, spices, minerals and white pepper.

Medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing, with medium-plus acidity.

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

Short, spicy finish with bitter almonds.

This is a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from Dry Creek Valley, California. Nice on the mid palate, but the finish is too bitter for my taste.

Better with food than just by itself. Good right out of the bottle and a tad better after 90 minutes of airtime.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses and seared tuna.

Aged for 6 months in 60% stainless steel and 40% in neutral oak barrel.

13.7% alcohol by volume.

84 points.

$25.

Tamellini Soave 2017 DOC , Italy

Pale lemon in color with a light green hue.

Fruity on the nose with lemons, citrus, grapefruits, red apples, light vegetables, spices, dust and white pepper.

Medium bodied with high acidity, crisp and refreshing.

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

Medium plus on the finish with sour lemons.

This is a nice white wine from Italy. Not fully balanced yet, as it needs one more year in the bottle.

Pale lemon in color with a light green hue.

Fruity on the nose with lemons, citrus, grapefruits, red apples, light vegetables, spices, dust and white pepper.

Medium bodied with high acidity, crisp and refreshing.

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

Medium plus on the finish with sour lemons.

This is a nice white wine from Italy. Not fully balanced yet, as it needs one more year in the bottle.

Better with food as it has bright acidity that would go well with oysters.

I tasted it together with the 2016 which was already better. Showing mild complexity, crisp and bright.

11.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

Pierre Péters Cuvée de Réserve Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne Non-Vintage, France

This is a very nice Champagne. Showing lots of yeast, bread, limes, lemons, green apples, citrus, nuts, minerals and sea salt.

Medium plus in body with racing acidity and medium plus sized bubbles.

Nice length on the finish.

This was very enjoyable before dinner, compliments of Wine Bar George.

Well balanced with nice complexity, and without a bitter finish, which I always appreciate.

100% Chardonnay grapes.

This Non-Vintage Champagne is going to be so much better in 5 to 10 years.

12% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$70.

Tamellini Soave Classico Le Bine de Costiola 2016 DOC Verona, Italy

Light yellow in color with a light golden tint.

Pronounced nose of citrus, lemons, peaches, light grass, spices, apricots, red apples and minerals.

Medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing with medium plus acidity.

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

Long finish with tangy limes and almonds.

This is a very nice Italian Soave from Veneto. Well balanced with nice complexity, crisp and refreshing.

This three year old is starting to show over ripping flavors on the palate and it is earthier on the palate than on the nose.

I had it with the 2017 vintage. The 2016 is much better, more mature with nicer complexity and paired well with brie cheese.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

100% Garganega grapes aged in stainless steel vats for 4 months.

12% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay 2017 Carneros, California

Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Strong nose of citrus, vanilla, oak, butter, spices, melons, red apples and lemons.

Full bodied, bold and buttery, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with lemons, grapefruits, apples, pears, almonds, pineapples, oak, vanilla, spices, sea salt, minerals and white pepper.

Long finish with tangy limes.

This is a great Chardonnay from Carneros, California. Buttery and bold and not too oaky, even for my taste.

Very smooth and enjoyable by itself or with food. Rich and extracted.

Robert Parker 90 points.

Thank you, Elvira for sharing. I paired it with Cheeses, crackers and great company.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$39.

Tussock Jumper Chardonnay Cuvée de Fêtes 2016, France

Light straw in color with a golden tint.

Strong fruity nose of citrus, limes, wood, vanilla, spices, melons, light tropical fruits, wild flowers and honeysuckle.

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

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

Short finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is a simple chardonnay from France. Smells like a California Chardonnay, and more Old World on the palate.

Needs 45 minutes to open up properly and show its pretty nose. Not as good right out of the bottle, so give it time.

Crisp and refreshing when properly chilled.

I paired it with a cheese plate with crackers and nuts.

12% alcohol by volume.

84 points.

$11.