Tag: * White Wine

Stringer Cellars John Sebastiano Vineyard Chardonnay 2017, Santa Rita Hills California

Pale yellow in color.

Fruity nose with apples, citrus, oak, spices, pears and white pepper.

Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, lemon juice, citrus, yellow apples, light vegetables, spices, wood, vanilla and black pepper.

Medium finish with spices.

This is a very enjoyable Chardonnay from Santa Rita Hills in California.

Showing nice balance. Not too Oaky, not too buttery and not too bitter, just the right amount. A good sipping wine.

Good by itself or with food. This Single Vineyard Chardonnay is a good quality wine.

I had it all by itself in my new favorite white wine glass from Le Deux Glasses.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

13.9% alcohol by volume.



Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Grand Vin de Graves 2014 Pessac-Léognan, France

This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc from Pessac-Léognan. Crisp and refreshing with nice weight and complexity.

Nose is gentle and elegant. The palate is crisp, dry and rich.

Showing citrus, lemons, spices, light wood, green apples, grapefruits and minerals.

Nice length on the finish with limes and minerals.

A Good quality wine. Definitely my favorite white Bordeaux so far.

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

Needs 30 minutes to open up properly and show more complexity.

Robert Parker 93 points. 94 points Wine Spectator.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Gris.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.


Tank Garage Winery Skin Flick 2018, Sierra Foothills, California

Pale copper in color with an orange hue.

Pretty nose of wildflowers, ripen citrus fruits, lemons, honeysuckle, roses, light spices and red grapefruits. Very interesting and very aromatic.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, yellow apples, honey and spices.

Medium plus on the finish with spices and almonds.

This is a very aromatic and fun drinking wine from the Sierra Foothills in California.

This is the first Orange wine that I enjoyed. What a nice surprise. An interesting wine to sip on and talk about. If you are into orange wine, you should definitely try this one.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and fresh berries.

A blend of 62% Vermentino, 23% Roussanne, 12% Verdelho, 2% Pinot Gris, 1% Trousseau Gris. Grapes are skin fermented.

12.8% alcohol by volume.

87 points.


Carmel Winery Kayoumi Vineyard Riesling 2017 Upper Galilee, Israel

A pretty and light golden in color.

Fruity nose with citrus, grapefruits, yellow apples, diesel, minerals and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with lemons, green apples, pears, vegetables, spices, sea salt, green herbs, white pepper and minerals.

Medium finish with tangy limes and bitter vegetables.

This is a very nice dry Riesling from Israel. Showing mild complexity with a nice crisp mouthfeel.

This Single Vineyard is good by itself or with food. Fruity on the nose and earthier on the palate. Nice and interesting. A good quality wine. Crisp and refreshing.

This is one to put in the cellar for a while. Has the potential to age nicely in the next 5 years and get more complex.

This is my first dry Riesling from this region. I’ve had off-dry and semi-sweet ones before, and this is a nice surprise.

I drank it in a beautiful Le Deux glass, light and airy, tall and skinny.

Grapes are grown at 2500 feet elevation in the Upper Galilee. Matured in stainless steel vats. Kosher. Not Mevushal.

12% alcohol by volume.

88 points.


Tank Garage Winery Pop Nat Non Vintage, California

Nice salmon in color.

Strong nose of yeast, bread, light watermelon, light cherries, limes and green apples.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and small bubbles.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, green apples, grapefruits, watermelon, minerals, yeast, biscuit and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes.

This is my first Pet Nat. Interesting stuff and a nice surprise. Crisp and refreshing, and nicely balanced.

Good by itself, and has nice acidity to pair with food. I paired it with cheeses, crackers and fresh fruit (really nice with the Brie cheese).

100% Barbera grapes from a Single Vineyard in the Sierra Foothills.

10.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.


Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc – Viognier 2017, California

Very pale straw in color.

On the nose, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, grass and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with citrus, limes, green apples, grapefruit juice, bitter almonds and spices.

Medium plus on the finish with grapefruits.

This is a simple white blend from California. Tastes like a California Sauvignon Blanc, actually. I couldn’t get neither the Viognier nor the Chenin Blanc.

A little bitter for my taste on the finish, but the food and company made it all better.

I paired it with an organic roasted beet salad with pistachios and Manchego cheese.

A blend of 83% Chenin Blanc and 17% Viognier.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

84 points.


Selbach Oster Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spatlese 2005 Mosel, Germany

Light honey in color with a golden tint.

A very aromatic and sweet nose of yellow apples, lemons, apricots, melons, honey suckle, tropical fruits and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Semi sweet on the palate with lemons, citrus, red apples, tropical fruits, Mediterranean spices, honey, butterscotch and bitter herbs.

Short finish with limes.

This is a great 14 year old Riesling from Mosel, Germany. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel. I wish it had a longer finish, though.

Surprisingly, I did not get any diesel notes.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Very enjoyable by itself as a dessert.

Robert Parker 92 points.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years. Just Delicious.

13% alcohol by volume.

92 points.