Category: California White Blend

Flora Springs Family Estate Soliloquy 2021, Napa Valley, California



Light golden in color with a yellow tint.

Strong nose of gooseberry, limes, grapefruits, light earth, green apples, spices, grass and light sea salt.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, bitter herbs, light vegetables, light tropical fruits, spices, earth and white pepper.

Long finish with light almonds and spices.

This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc based blend from Napa Valley.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Has a light creamy feel, which is very enjoyable.

Nicely balanced and tangy, with a soft mouthfeel.

Showing nice complexity, which you don’t usually see at this young age. I can see it getting even better in the next 3 years.

I had it all by itself by the pool.

A blend of 73% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Chardonnay and 13% Malvasia. Aged for 7 months in used French oak barrels. A small production of 600 cases.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.

Halter Ranch Vineyard Adelaida District Grenache Blanc 2020 Paso Robles, California


Pale lemon in color with a golden tint.

Strong nose of citrus, yellow and green apples, earth, limes and spices.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

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

Tangy finish with black pepper and almonds.

This is a nice Grenache Blanc from Paso robles. Crisp and refreshing. Fruit forward with lots of earth notes, that make it feel like a Southern Rhône White.

A good quality wine. Would be nice to revisit it in a few years and see how it evolved.

Good by itself and better with food.

A blend of 79% Grenache Blanc, 12% Picpoul Blanc and 9% Viognier. Fermented in a mix of Hungarian and French Oak barrels, and aged for 8 months. Only 950 cases produced.

13.6% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$40.

Eberle Winery Paso Robles Muscat Canelli 1995, California

Light salmon in color with a golden hue.

Sweet nose of honeydew, peaches, honey, light earth, ripen citrus fruits, dried apricots, tangerines and light raspberries.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Off dry on the palate with strawberries, apples, pears, peaches, tangerines, spices and rose pedals.

Tangy finish with limes.

This is a very tasty and easy drinking semi sweet wine from Paso Robles. A nice surprise, as I didn’t expect much from it.

Nicely balanced with enough acidity to balance the sugars. Very enjoyable and aromatic.

This 27 year old is drinking very nicely now and will be still good in the next few years.

Needs a few hours to open up properly and show the complexity, so be patient.

At this point it has too much going on to pair with food, like spicy Thai food, and might interfere. Not sweet enough to pair with cakes, and better by itself as a sipping wine.

10.4% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$20 (current vintage).

Six Eight Nine Cellars Napa Valley White Wine 2020, California

Pale lemon in color.

On the nose spices, light oak, lemons, light grapefruits, green apples and light earth.

Full bodied and creamy with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, apples, bitter herbs, light earth, diesel and spices.

Spicy finish with almonds and limes.

This is a nice and easy drinking white blend from Napa Valley.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel, and better when properly chilled.

A good afternoon wine, and good for parties too.

I paired it with a cheese plate and light appetizers.

A blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Aged in French oak barrels and stainless steel vats.

13% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$24.

Meadowcroft Wines Russian River Valley French Colombard 2021, California



Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

On the nose red apples, limes, pears, light grapefruits, spices, herbs and light earth.

Medium bodied and crisp with medium acidity.

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

Tangy finish with limes and spices.

This is a nice and easy drinking white wine from Russian River Valley.

Tangy and good with food. Will pair nicely with seafood. A good pool wine too.

100% French Colombard grapes from a Single Vineyard. A small production of only 182 cases.

13.1% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$32.

Meadowcroft Wines Wyldvin Vineyard Roussanne 2021, Dry Creek Valley, California




Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

Crisp nose of lemons, citrus, apples, earth, herbs and light spices. Very aromatic.

Medium bodied with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, lemons, green apples, light grapefruits, vegetables, earth, minerals and spices.

Nice tangy finish with limes and light almonds.

This is a tasty white wine from Dry Creek Valley. Nicely balanced, tangy and fruit forward.

This Single Vineyard is easy drinking and refreshing. Good by itself or with food.

A good sipping wine to drink by the porch, that paired very nicely with the truffle fries.

A blend of 96% Roussanne and 4% French Colombard. Fermented in French oak barrels. A tiny production of only 97 bottles.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$36.

Flora Springs Family Estate Soliloquy 2020, Napa Valley, California



Light straw in color with a green tint.

Fruity nose of green apples, limes, grapefruits, light tropical fruits, grass, light earth, spices and minerals.

Medium plus in body and creamy, with medium-plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

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

Long finish with limes and almonds.

This is a very tasty Sauvignon Blanc based blend From Napa Valley. Tangy, rich and expressive.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food too.

Easy drinking, good for the pool, and better when not too cold.

A good quality wine. Well balanced and refreshing. Would be interesting to try it again in 3 years.

Tastes like a Sauvignon Blanc and feels like an unoaked Chardonnay. A perfect combination.

Paired nicely with the horseradish Cheddar cheese. Tangy and interesting.

A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Malvasia. Aged for 7 months in a combination of concrete “egg” vessels and French oak barrels. A small production of 550 cases.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50.

Sine Qua Non Entre Chien et Loup White Blend 2015, California

This is a very interesting Chardonnay based white blend from California.

Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate and fruit forward.

Showing citrus, ripen apples, spices, melons, light tropical fruits, oak, sea salt, mangoes, honey, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Not for everyone, but if you are looking for a different kind of wine, try this.

Spicy, tangy and very rich. Showing great complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Thank you John for sharing this with me.

This 6 year old is very unique. Not my style necessarily, but interesting enough for me to enjoy it.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 44% Chardonnay, 40% Roussanne, 8% Viognier and 8% Petit Manseng. Aged for 19 months, mostly French oak barrels and some in concrete and stainless steel.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$200.

Patland Estate Vineyards The Hidden Gallery Blanc Caché 2017, Napa Valley, California



This is a very tasty and unique white blend from Napa Valley.

A good quality wine that shows nice structure and balance. Tangy and easy drinking with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Showing citrus, lemons, green apples, light oak, limes, spices, minerals, honeysuckle and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity. Dry on the palate and refreshing.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. Spicy with a tangy finish and nicely balanced.

Needs 45 minutes to open up, and it is worth being patient.

I had it last year and this time it is even better.

A blend of Viognier and Chardonnay. A small production of only 70 cases.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$70.

Brecon Estate Last Sandwich 2020, Central Coast, California



Pale lemon in color with a golden tint.

Strong tangy nose of limes, grapefruits, green apples, light herbs, earth, light vegetables and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

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

Medium length on the finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is a nice food wine from the Central Coast in California.

Tangy and spicy. Elegant and interesting. Feels like a Sauvignon Blanc/ Sémillon blend from Bordeaux.

I paired it with a double cream Brie cheese on the beach.

A blend of Viognier and Albariño. A small production of 261 cases.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$36.