Category: * White Wine

Fratelli Ponte Roero Arneis 2018 DOCG, Italy

Pale lemon in color.

Light nose of lemons, citrus, apples, spices and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

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

Tangy finish with limes and grapefruits.

This is a nice food wine from Italy. Tangy, crispy and spicy.

A good wine to pair with seafood.

13% alcohol by volume.

$23.

86 points.

Acquiesce Vineyard Picpoul Blanc 2019, Lodi, California

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

On the nose citrus, red apples, melons, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, vegetables and white pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

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

Tangy finish with limes and lemon juice.

This is a nice white wine from Lodi, California. Fruit forward with a touch of Southern Rhône feel. Interesting.

Showing a nice mouthfeel with mild complexity. Tangy and refreshing.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers. Was great with the Brie cheese.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$28.

Segura Viudas Cava Brut Non-Vintage, Spain

This is tasty sparkling wine from Spain. Showing citrus, lemons, green apples, minerals, light yeast and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and small bubbles.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Not bitter nor tart. Very tasty with mild complexity. I really enjoyed the mouthfeel.

Thank you Elvira for sharing.

A blend of 50% Macabeo, 35% Parellada and 15% Xarello. Made in the traditional method.

12% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$10.

L’Ecole No 41 Winery Sémillon 2019, Washington State

Lemon in color with a green tint.

On the nose green apples, earth, grapefruits, herbs, spices and light green vegetables.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

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

Short finish with bitter almonds.

This is a nice Sémillon blend from Washington State.

Crisp and refreshing. Earthy with a white Bordeaux feel.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of 88% Sémillon and 12% Sauvignon Blanc. Fermented and aged in neutral French Oak barrels for 5 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$15.

Vara Winery Silverhead Brut Cava Non-Vintage, Spain

Golden in color.

Strong nose of citrus, yeast, light grapefruits, red apples, spices, minerals and white pepper.

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

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

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This is a very enjoyable sparkling wine from Spain. Nicely balanced with mild complexity. Crisp and refreshing.

This Cava is made in the traditional method.

Good by itself or with food. A nice pool too. I had it all by itself.

A blend of Macabeo, Xarello, and Parellada.

11.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$18.

Ca’ Momi Winery Heartcraft Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018, California

Yellow in color with a golden hue.

Strong fruity nose with oak vanilla, citrus, lemons, red and yellow apples, spices, tropical fruits, honey, flowers and black pepper.

Medium plus in body and buttery, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, apples, melons, tropical fruits, peaches, bananas, oak, vanilla, spices and white pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with tangy lemons.

This is a very enjoyable Chardonnay from Napa Valley. Nicely balanced and not to oaky, although it has enough of that.

Easy drinking with a pleasant mouthfeel. Soft and elegant, buttery and spicy. Really enjoyed the nose here.

Might have a small touch of RS to balance it out.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses, by the lake.

100% Chardonnay grapes were aged for 10 months in French and American oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$20.

Scout and Cellar Field House 301 Chardonnay 2019, Sonoma Coast, California

Light yellow in color.

Fruity nose with citrus, lemons, yellow apples, melons, light tropical fruits, spices, oak and vanilla.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with lemons, oak, vanilla, citrus, toast, lemons, apples, pears, grapefruits and spices.

Medium finish with almonds and light vegetables.

This is a very easy drinking Chardonnay from Sonoma. Oaky and fruit forward.

A nice everyday wine. Good by itself or with food.

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

14% alcohol by volume. Vegan.

88 points.

$24.

Colloca Estate Winery Lake Effect Vineyard Dolce Riesling 2017, New York

Light in color, almost clear.

Sweet nose of lemons, citrus, melons, red apples, white pepper, diesel, minerals and light tropical fruits.

Full bodied, buttery and bold, with high acidity.

Sweet on the palate with apples, melons, pears, tropical fruits, spices, light peaches, pineapples, light diesel, lemons and sea salt.

Long tangy finish.

This is a delicious Riesling from New York State. Showing nice complexity and well balanced.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 30 minutes of airtime.

Tasty by itself as a sipping wine, and would pair nicely with spicy food.

Sweet and tangy, with enough acidity to balance the sugars.

I also tried it with duck liver Pâté and really enjoyed it too.

A great dessert wine. I finished the whole bottle by myself, Just saying 😊

A small production of only 200 cases.

11.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$25.

Lepe Cellars Zabala Vineyards Riesling 2016, Monterey County, California

Light straw in color with a golden hue.

Pretty nose of diesel, lemons, pears, bruised apples, honey, melons, spices, honeysuckle and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with citrus, white pepper, light diesel, lemons, apples, light honey, pears, herbs, spices and light minerals.

Medium finish with tangy lemons.

This is a very tasty dry Riesling from California. Nicely balanced with a crisp mouthfeel.

This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now. Spicy and entertaining. Feels like an Alsace Riesling.

Good right out of the bottle and better with some air time, when the complexity comes in. An hour was enough.

Would be nice to revisit it in a few years.

I paired it with cheeses and dried fruits, by the pool.

13.3% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$22.

Maritana Vineyards Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2017, Russian River Valley, California

Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

Light nose of citrus, vanilla, light oak, spices and yellow apples.

Full bodied, buttery and soft, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with light oak and vanilla, citrus, lemons, grapefruits, herbs, earth, spices and white pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with bitter almonds and black pepper.

This is a very nice and elegant Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel.

This oaky Chardonnay, is not the “in your face” kind of wine, and even better with food.

This Single Vineyard is a good quality wine, that will age nicely in the next 5 years.

I paired it with cheeses, and it worked very nicely with the Swiss cheese and the double cream Brie cheese.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$90.