Category: * White Wine

Covey Run Winery Riesling 2014 Columbia Valley, Washington State 


My Rating 87 Points.   

Price $12. 



Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.
Nice nose of white flowers, lemons, citrus, tropical fruits, peaches, diesel, minerals and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Semi sweet on the palate with citrus, lemons, honey, apples, melons, tropical fruits, peaches and spices.

Nice tangy finish with limes.

A nice Riesling from Columbia Valley in Washington State. Not very complex, but enjoyable nonetheless. A little sweet for me, but it is balanced and drinking nicely all by itself.

I paired it with spicy appetizers.

12.7% alcohol by volume.

Paua Bay Wines Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc 2016 South Island, New Zealand 

My Rating 87 Points.   

Price $14. 

 

Pale yellow in color with a light golden hue.

Nice citrucy nose of grapefruits, citrus, lemons, green apples and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruit juice, white pepper, minerals, spices, cream, citrus and green apples.

Medium finish with crisp acidity.

This simple Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, is nice and refreshing. Not too bitter and I liked that. Balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food.

Good as a sipping wine on a hot day.

I paired it with a spicy cauliflower appetizer.

13% alcohol by volume.

Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Washington State 

My Rating 81 Points.   

Price $10.



Light straw in color with a light golden hue.

Nice nose of white flowers, lemons, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, grass, light gooseberry, minerals and white pepper.

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

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

Short finish with bitter almonds and spices.

This is an average Sauvignon Blanc from Washington State. Simple and too bitter for my taste. Refreshing when very chilled.

Although drinkable, this is not a repeat buy for me.

13% alcohol by volume.

Lamarca Wines Prosecco DOC Non-Vintage, Italy 

My Rating 85 Points.   

Price $14. 



Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Nice nose of white flowers, lemons, citrus, tropical fruits, peaches and limes.

Light bodied with medium plus acidity and tiny persistent bubbles.

Dry to off dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples and white pepper.

Medium finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is a nice Proceco from Italy.
Well balanced and crisp. A little bitter on the ending, but not too bad. Nice enough to have by the pool or for parties.

I paired it with seafood and light appetizers.

11% alcohol by volume.

Bex Nahe Qualitatswein Riesling 2015, Germany 

My Rating 86 Points.   

Price $13. 


Pale lemon in color with a light golden hue.

Strong nose of diesel, lemons, green apples, grapefruits, limes, pears, citrus, white pepper and minerals.

Light to medium in body and crisp, with medium acidity and nice legs.

Fruity on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, melons, grapefruits and white pepper.

Medium finish with soft grapefruits.

A nice Riesling from Nahe, Germany. Crisp, refreshing and enjoyable by itself or with food. Nice balance with and mild complexity.

I paired it with tangy fried shrimp and capers.
I found it better than the 2014 vintage, or maybe it was the food pairing…

10.5% alcohol by volume.

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Riesling Non-Vintage, USA 

My Rating 83 Points.   

Price $7.



Light straw in color with a golden hue.
Fruity nose of lemons, citrus, melons, tropical fruits, apples and mangoes.

Medium to full bodied with medium acidity.

Off dry on the palate with lemons, red apples, pears, aluminum, sea salt and white pepper.

Medium finish with limes.

This is an easy drinking Riesling. Balanced, simple and enjoyable by itself or with food. Drinking more like a juice, with no complexity whatsoever.
Good for parties or as a sipping wine by the porch.

I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

11.5% alcohol by volume.

Hacienda Wine Cellars Claire de Lune Chardonnay 2014, California 

My Rating 83 Points.   

Price $7.


Gold in color.
Oaky nose with vanilla, medicine, cedar, citrus, red apples and white pepper.

Full bodied and buttery with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with limes, oak, vanilla, citrus, cream, lemons, bitter herbs, melons and pepper.

Medium plus in finish with limes.

This Chardonnay from California is very Oaky and simple, but drinkable nonetheless. Other than that oak and vanilla it was balanced…

If you are not a fan of oaky Chardonnays, this is not for you.

12.5% alcohol by volume.