Category: * White Wine

Hugel & Fils Pinot Gris Classic 2015 Alsace, France

Pale lemon in color with a light golden tint.

Nose of lemons, grapefruits, light tropical fruits, pineapples, green apples, mineral and spices.

Full bodied and creamy, with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, pears, grapefruits, minerals, spices, vegetables, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Nice length on the finish with almonds.

This is a very enjoyable Pinot Gris from Alsace. Nicely balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel, with a touch of sweetness on the mid palate that balances the acidity well.

Good by itself when not too chilled. A good sipping wine and good for parties, although not cheap.

Will age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years and show more complexity.

High alcohol for Pinot Grigio, but it gives it a nice mouthfeel. Easy to drink, so watch out.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

I paired it with a margarita pizza on a nice afternoon.

14% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$25.

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Zwebner Estate Vineyard 24.19 White Blend 2017 Bethlehem, Israel

Light straw in color with a green hue.

Soft nose of green apples, citrus, lemons, minerals and light grapefruits.

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

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

Long finish with almonds and limes.

This is a nice surprise. A nice white blend from Israel. Showing mild complexity, and crisp and refreshing when cold. Not bitter which I really liked. Reminds me of a white wine from Northern Loire.

Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food. Will pair very nicely with oysters.

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly as it is a bit watery right out of the bottle.

Very easy to drink, so watch out.

Grapes are grown at 2500 feet elevation. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$30.

Tussock Jumper Chenin Blanc 2017, South Africa

Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Strong Nose of green apples, citrus, grapefruits, gooseberry, spices, minerals and white pepper.

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

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

Medium plus in finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is a simple Chenin Blanc from South Africa. Feels very much like an old world Sauvignon Blanc.

Needs to be very chilled and better after 20 minutes of airtime. A good food wine and good to sip by the pool.

I paired it with Brie cheese and crackers by the pool.

13% alcohol by volume.

83 points.

$10.

Anton Balbach Niersteiner Rosenberg Riesling 1977, Germany

This is a wonderful aged Riesling from Germany. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel. Light and buttery at the same time.

Off dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, diesel, tropical fruits, minerals, white pepper, sea salt, mangoes and pineapples.

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and bring out all that complexity on the nose.

This 41 year old is well balanced with nice acidity to balance out the sugars. Refreshing when properly chilled.

So delicious 😋

I paired it with some seafood appetizers, and especially loved it with the spicy Tuna.

9.5% alcohol by volume.

700ml bottle.

93 points.

Austin Reece Fine Wines Calculated Risk Chardonnay 2016 Santa Barbara County, California

Light straw in color.

Oaky nose with vanilla, cedar, citrus, apples, pears, butter, spices and white pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and oaky on the palate with citrus, lemons, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, peppercorn, earth and vegetables.

Medium plus on the finish with bitter almonds and spices.

This is a nice Oaky chardonnay from California. Showing nice complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Good by itself or with food.

Although not my style, it is a good quality wine, and it is very enjoyable. I like it when that happens.

I paired it with a soft Goat cheese, a hard Cheddar, crackers and fresh berries.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$38.

Château Ste Michelle Harvest Select Sweet Riesling 2016 Columbia Valley, Washington State

Pale lemon in color with a light golden hue.

Sweet nose of citrus, diesel, minerals, yellow apples, tropical fruits, pears, pineapple, spices and white pepper.

Full bodied and creamy with high acidity and nice legs.

Sweet on the palate with lemons, citrus, apples, ripe pears, herbs, sea salt, white pepper and tropical fruits.

Long finish with tangy limes.

This sweet Riesling from Washington State is still fresh tasting. Not fully balanced, but has a lot of acidity for the sugars. Good by itself as a dessert.

10.5% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$9.

Emma Reichart Dry Riesling 2017 Rheinhessen, Germany

I know it’s November, but It’s still hot around here and a Riesling might do the trick.

Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Strong fruity nose with lemons, melons, light peaches, light tropical fruits, bananas and minerals.

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

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, lemons, minerals, light vegetables and bitter almonds.

Medium finish with tangy limes.

This is an above-average, dry Riesling from Rheinhessen, Germany. Not fully balanced, but crisp and refreshing.

Good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with Asian or spicy food.

11.5 % alcohol by volume.

85 points.

$5.