Category: American White Wine

Colloca Estate Winery Lake Effect Vineyard Dry Riesling 2016, New York

Light lemon in color with a golden tint.

Fruity nose with limes, lemons, citrus, spices and minerals.

Medium plus in body with high acidity.

Dry to off dry on the palate with citrus, spices, honey, red apples, light diesel, minerals, white pepper, light tropical fruits and pineapples.

Long tangy finish with limes and honey.

This is a delicious Riesling from New York State. Good by itself as a sipping wine. Tasty and spicy. Interesting and engaging.

The bright acidity is nicely balanced with the excess sugar. I liked the palate better than the nose.

This 5 year old is drinking very nicely, now and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

A good food wine that will pair very nicely with spicy Thai food.

A small production of only 340 cases made. Less than 1% residual sugar.

11.9% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$20.

FVDP Vintners Terminim Cepages d’Or Alder Springs Vineyard 2018, Mendocino County, California

Light golden in color with a yellow tint.

On the nose, ripen yellow apples, pears, light citrus, vanilla, light oak and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with red and green apples, citrus, spices, vanilla, oak, earth and herbs.

Spicy finish with limes and peppercorn.

This is a very tasty White Rhone blend from Mendocino County. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Crisp and elegant.

A good quality wine that I would love to try in 3 years.

Nicely balanced and good as a sipping wine. This Single Vineyard is very interesting and well-made.

Feels like a mix of White wine from the Rhone Valley with a new world twist.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Paired very nicely with goat cheese and the prosciutto.

A blend of 54% Marsanne, 22% Roussanne, 12% Viognier and 12% Picpoul Blanc.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$40.

MacRostie Winery and Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018, California

Light yellow in color with a golden tint.

Nose of citrus, lemons, apples, spices, toasted oak, light vegetables and earth.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and smooth.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, river rocks, bitter herbs, spices, black pepper and light oak.

Spicy finish with limes.

This is a very nice Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. Spicy and interesting. Nicely balanced and elegant, with soft earth notes.

Good right out of the bottle, and gets more complex as it opens up.

A little high in alcohol, but not noticeable at all. Good by itself and with food.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses by the lake.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$36.

Acquiesce Winery and Vineyard Clairette Blanche 2019 Lodi, California

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Nice nose with citrus, tropical fruits, sweet candy, honeysuckle, wild flowers, lemons, pears and apples.

Medium-bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, citrus, minerals, honeysuckle, rose pedals, pears, spices, light herbs and black pepper.

Medium finish with spices.

This is a very nice white wine from Lodi California. Interesting and easy drinking with a very nice nose. Feels like a fruit forward Rhone white wine.

Nicely balanced and crisp. Good by itself or with food.

I paired it with goat cheese and crackers, and had it by the pool.

100% Clairette Blanche grapes, hand picked and pressed whole Cluster.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points

$28.

Alexana Winery Revana Vineyard Riesling 2017, Oregon

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Strong nose of diesel, lemons, apples, pears, pineapples, minerals and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and fat legs.

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

Long tangy finish with almonds.

This is a very interesting Riesling from Oregon. A little spicy with earth notes. Really enjoyed the nose here.

A good quality wine. Will be interesting to revisit it in 5 years.

Tangy and refreshing, and good by itself or with food.

I enjoyed it all by itself, by the lake.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$32.

Oceano Wines Spanish Springs Vineyard Chardonnay 2018, California

Beautiful pale golden in color with a green tint.

Strong nose of citrus, oak, vanilla, lemons, yellow and red apples, minerals, spices and light honey.

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

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

Tangy finish with limes and light grapefruits.

This is a nice Chardonnay from Central Coast in California. Oaky yet refreshing. Tangy and engaging with nice complexity.

A nice wine to sip on by the pool and good by itself.

Nicely balanced and good right out of the bottle.

Would be nice to see how this 3 year old evolves in the next 5 years.

Fermented and aged in French Oak barrels for 9 months.

13.7% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$38.

7 Cellars Elway’s Reserve Carneros Chardonnay 2018, California

Light golden in color.

Nice nose of citrus, sweet oak, vanilla, spices, red apples, toast, pears and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with toasted oak, apples, citrus, white pepper, vanilla, light herbs and spices.

Long finish with limes.

This is a tasty oaky Chardonnay from Carneros in California.

Nicely balanced, and not bitter nor tart. Just right. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Oak is there, but not overwhelming.

Might be even nicer in a couple of years. I’ll make sure to check it out then.

Alcohol is nicely integrated, so watch out.

Fresh and good enough to drink all by itself. A great porch wine. Tangy and spicy. Rich and interesting.

I enjoyed it by the pool.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$37.

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.

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.

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.