Category: * White Wine

Leghorn Wine Company Chardonnay 2018, Sonoma Coast, California

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Light nose of citrus, lemons, light oak, green apples, light vegetables and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples, herbs, oak, spicy vanilla, light alcohol, white pepper, spices and light earth.

Spicy finish, and medium in length, with limes and almonds.

This is a nice Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast. Oaky with a nice buttery feel. Spicy and interesting to drink by the pool.

As it opens up more oak notes come in. Better when properly chilled.

I had it by the pool with some cheeses.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$28.

Vinum Cellars Clarksburg Cuvée Chenin Blanc 2018, California

It is International #cheninblancday today. Let’s celebrate.

Pale yellow in color with a golden hue.

Interesting nose of vanilla, cotton candy, bubble gum, rose water, wood, yellow apples, peaches, light herbs and spices.

Medium plus in body and buttery, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with apples, melons, oak, vanilla, light spices and white pepper.

Medium finish with almonds.

This is a nice and easy drinking Chenin Blanc from Clarksburg, California. Feels like an Oaky Chardonnay.

Good by itself or with food. Oaky and better when properly chilled.

I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

13% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$18.

Vinum Cellars Monterey Chardonnay 2017, California

Yellowish in color with a golden hue.

Strong nose of oak, vanilla, spices, lemons, red apples, citrus, butterscotch, caramel, melons and tropical fruits. Showing nice complexity on the nose.

Full-bodied, creamy and bold, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, honeydew, apples, butter, vanilla, oak, spices, light earth and black pepper.

Nice length on the finish with limes and white pepper.

This is a nice oaky Chardonnay from Monterey, California.

Tasty, rich and enjoyable by itself. Not what I usually like, but I really enjoyed it, especially for the complexity on the nose. Nice wine to smell on. Not as oaky on the palate, which I liked.

This three year old shows nice complexity now. Better when not overly cold. A good quality wine.

I had it by the pool and paired it with light snacks.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$16.

Koenig Alsace Riesling 2018, France

Pale lemon in color.

Strong nose of citrus, lemons, yellow and red apples, minerals, light diesel, white pepper and sea salt.

Medium bodied with high acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry to off dry on the palate with lemons, apples, pears, pineapples, spices, diesel, minerals and light earth.

Long tangy finish with limes and spices.

This is a delicious Riesling from Alsace. Tangy and bright. Showing nice complexity with a spicy aftertaste.

Tasty and enjoyable by itself or with food. Would pair nicely with spicy foods. Sushi comes to mind.

This would be interesting to try in 5 years.

Delicious and tangy.

12% alcohol by volume. Kosher. Mevushal.

91 points.

$20.

Spencer Hill Estate Goose Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2019, South Island, New Zealand

Pale lemon in color.

Fruity nose of lemons, green apples, grapefruits, spices and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

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

This is a very tasty Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Not very complex, but easy drinking even by itself.

Doesn’t show like a typical New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, but very tasty.

A great wine to drink by the pool. Crisp, refreshing and tangy. Fruit forward and rich.

I had it all by itself. Kosher and vegan.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$20.

Tranche Estate Blue Mountain Vineyard Pape Blanc 2017, Walla Walla Valley Washington State

Pale lemon in color.

Very aromatic nose of pears, peaches, white flowers, spices, apricots, yellow apples, light earth, white pepper and herbs.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

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

Nice spicy finish with white pepper.

This is a nice and interesting Rhône blend from Walla Walla Valley in Washington State.

Spicy with nice complexity and a tangy finish. The nose is fruit forward, yet the palate is much earthier, which is always interesting.

This Single Vineyard is tangy and refreshing. I loved smelling on it for a while. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

Good by itself as a sipping wine and good with food. Would pair nicely with oysters. I had it by the pool and paired it with Brie cheese.

A blend of 32% Viognier, 19% Grenache Blanc, 15% Roussanne, 15% Marsanne, 15% Picpoul Blanc and 4% Clairette Blanche.

13.7% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$25.

Krill Family Vineyards Pellet Estate Sunchase Vineyard Unoaked Chardonnay 2017, California

Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

Nose of lemons, citrus, melons, red apples, white pepper, alcohol, light pineapples and herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, apples, pears, herbs, light vegetables, spices and black pepper.

Long finish with limes and grapefruits.

This is a very tasty Chardonnay. Spicy finish with nice complexity and mouthfeel. Nice and elegant.

Good by itself or with food. Not bitter nor tart, and great to sip on by the lake.

Easy drinking, but has a lot of alcohol and it’s not noticeable at all, so watch out. Tasty and enjoyable.

This is a great sipper on the boat.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$42.

Materra Cunat Family Vineyards Oak Knoll District Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Napa Valley, California

Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

Pronounced nose of citrus, apples, spices, melons, grapefruits and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

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

Nice finish with spices.

This is a very enjoyable Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley.

Fruit forward and tangy with nice balance. Bright and refreshing. A nice, good quality, new world Sauvignon Blanc.

A good food wine, and good by itself as a sipping wine by the porch or pool.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$25.

Oakwild Ranch Winery Driscoll Chardonnay 2018, Russian River Valley, California

Light straw in color with a yellowish tint.

Strong nose of citrus, oak, spices, vanilla, lemons, yellow apples, white pepper and light tropical fruits.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, apples, pears, pineapples, light oak, herbs, light vegetables, spices, vanilla and peppercorn.

Nice spicy finish with limes and almonds.

This is a nice Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. Easy-drinking and nicely balanced, with enough oak notes for those who enjoy that.

A good wine to sip by the pool or to have with food. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Not too oaky nor too bitter. Just right, and a little spicier than I expected.

Has high alcohol, but not too noticeable, so watch out.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$28.

Meadowcraft Los Carneros Chardonnay 2018 Sonoma County, California

Golden in color.

Strong nose of oak, vanilla, spices, lemons, grapefruits, ripened apples and pears, and white pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with red apples, oak, vanilla, spices, light vegetables, hazelnut, almonds and black pepper.

Medium finish with almonds.

This is a nice Chardonnay from Sonoma County. Showing lots of barrel notes. Smooth and easy drinking even by itself. A nice wine to sip on.

I paired it with cheeses and jalapeno salami.

A small production of only 220 cases. 100% Chardonnay grapes were aged in French oak barrels (25% New).

14.2% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$32.