Category: * White Wine

Adolph Mueller Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett Riesling 1982 Mosel, Germany

Here is another great taste of history. This 37 year old is surprisingly, still very drinking nicely. Showing lots of complexity on the nose and palate.

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

Off dry on the palate with citrus, honey, ripped apples, light maple, tropical fruits, pineapples, citrus and Indian spices.

Tangy finish with spices and honey.

Very Stinky right out of the bottle, and better as it opens up (30 minutes).

Very enjoyable by itself or with food. I paired it with a spicy Tuna Tataki dish.

10% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

Château Bechereau Philipperie Grand Vin de Sauternes 1983 Bordeaux, France

This is a nicely aged sweet wine from Bordeaux.

Brownish in color with a brick hue.

Great nose, although a little stinky, with honey, vegetables, herbs, wet leaves, citrus and Indian spices light curry and cumin.

Medium plus in body and buttery, with medium plus acidity.

Sweet on the palate with limes, citrus, honey, apples, earth, wood, over ripened pears, honey, Indian spices and black pepper.

This is an interesting sweet wine, but i prefer these younger.

This 36 year old is nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself. Not too sweet, with a lot of complexity. A little bitter on the ending. Spicy and tangy.

I paired it with a Macadamia Nut ice cream.

The nose is very overwhelming, so I figured I need to give it a day to chill out, which was a great idea.

Next day update: It’s good that I didn’t post my review yesterday, as this is a nice surprise. A tastier wine today.

Lost most of the bitter and vegetables notes, and it is showing very nicely.

If you have one, let it open up for a long time. Delicious and complex.

13% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

Jack Simon Vineyards Viognier 2018 San Diego County, California

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

On the nose limes, grapefruits, green apples, vegetables and spices.

Light to medium in body with high acidity, crisp and refreshing.

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

Nice and easy finish with tangy limes.

This is a nice white wine from California. Tastes more like an old world white actually.

Doesn’t show like a Viognier at all.
Earthy with mild complexity. Tangy and refreshing.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of cheeses and fresh fruit. Really good with Brie and Gorgonzola cheeses.

100% Viognier grapes. Stainless Steel fermented and then aged for 8 months in natural vessels.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$23.

Château de Cadillac en Fronsadais Cadillac Branda Bordeaux Blanc Sec 1991, Bordeaux, France

Pale lemon in color.

Pronounced nose of dried fruits, over ripen citrus fruits, red apples, apricots and Mediterranean spices. Nice and complex.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. A little buttery and watery.

Dry on the palate with limes, green apples, grapefruits, over ripen citrus fruits, spices and black pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds and herbs.

This is a nice 28 year old white Bordeaux. Spicy and tangy and not crisp any longer.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. After 30 minutes of airtime, honey and maple notes show up. Very interesting and special, with nice complexity. Oxidized, but very tasty. Died after 2 hours.

Drank from half bottle.

I paired it with Brie cheese and crackers.

12% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

Ricossa Antica Casa Gavi 2017, Italy

Light yellow in color with a golden tint.

On the nose citrus, grapefruits, limes, Mandarin orange, vegetables, earth, minerals and green apples.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, earth, herbs and spices.

Medium on the finish with spices and tangy limes.

This is a simple and refreshing white wine from Italy. Good for every day and good with food. Tastes similar to an Italian Pinot Grigio.

I paired it with cheeses, olives and Rosemary Bruschettini toast.

100% Cortese grapes.

12% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

Jack Simon Vineyards Albariño 2018 San Diego County, California

Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

On the nose limes, grapefruits, green apples, vegetables and spices.

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

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

Medium finish with almonds.

This is a nice Albariño from California. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Refreshing when properly chilled. Tangy and nice.

A good food wine. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

I usually not one to like Albarino, but this one is really nice. I liked the new world touch in it.

100% Albariño grapes. Fermented in stainless steel vats and aged for 8 months in natural oak barrels.

13% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$28.

Le Chanceaux Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017, California

Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Nice nose of lemons, citrus, light wood, light vanilla, yellow apples, spices, light tropical fruits and bananas.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, light grapefruits, limes, light wood, earth, vanilla, spices and white pepper.

Long finish with tangy citrus fruits.

This is great Sauvignon Blanc from Rutherford in Napa Valley. Nicely balanced and spicy, with a great mouthfeel.

Showing nice complexity with a little bit of oak and vanilla notes, but not overwhelming at all.

Alcohol is well-balanced as well, although high, so watch out.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with fresh oysters. Delicious.

Aged for 8 months in 20% New French oak barrels. A small production of only 50 cases.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$29.