Tag: * White Wine

Chehalem Wines Inox Unoaked Chardonnay 2021 Willamette Valley, Oregon

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Nose of citrus, limes, red and green apples, light honey, melons, minerals and light white pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with limes, light grapefruits, spices, herbs and minerals.

Tangy finish with black pepper and limes.

This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Williamette Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. 

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food.

A nice happy hour wine that I paired with shrimp cocktail, by the beach.

100% Chardonnay grapes were aged on their lees for 2 months in stainless steel vats.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$20.

Patent Wines Yountville Sauvignon Blanc 2021 Napa Valley, California

Pale lemon in color with a green tint.

Very aromatic nose of white flowers, citrus, limes, green apples, gooseberry, light tropical fruits, spices, guava, lemon peel and herbs.

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

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

Spicy finish with almonds and limes.

This is a tasty Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley. Spicy, refreshing and tangy.

Feels very much like a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, and better after 15 minutes of airtime.

A good pool wine that I paired with a beautiful day by the beach. Will also pair nicely with oysters.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$33.

Meadowcroft Wines Napa Valley Blanc de Blancs Non Vintage, California



Pale lemon in color.

On the nose grapefruits, green apples, white pepper, light limes and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and medium sized bubbles.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, herbs, spices, minerals and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes and spices.

This is a very tasty sparkling wine from Napa Valley. Nicely balanced and tangy. Spicy and interesting.

Easy drinking and good by itself. Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime.

100% Chardonnay grapes from Napa Valley. A tiny production of only 122 cases.

12.9% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$38.

Chateau Guiraud Premier Cru Classé Sauternes 2003 Bordeaux, France





Deep golden in color.

Strong nose of honeydew, citrus, lemons, honey, spices, melons, oranges, tangerines, tropical fruits and pineapples. A really beautiful nose.

Full bodied and buttery with high acidity.

Sweet on the palate with melons, red apples, honey, tropical fruits, spices, light earth, honeysuckle and white pepper.

Long finish with oranges and spices.

This is a fabulous dessert wine from Bordeaux, France.

Very complex with a great mouthfeel. Well balanced with enough acidity to balance the sugars.

Delicious right out of the bottle, good by itself, and even better after an hour of airtime.

Thanks Scott for sharing this with me.

This 19 year old is smooth and generous. Rich and extracted. Sweet and well balanced.

I’ve had the 2009 vintage not too long ago, and this is showing so much better. What a wonderful surprise.

Paired very nicely with the blue cheese. Drank from a 375ml bottle.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$40.



Six Eight Nine Cellars Submission Chardonnay 2020, California



Yellow in color with a golden hue.

Fruity nose of yellow apples, wood, lemons, citrus, smoke, light vanilla and spices.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with apples, citrus, lemons, spices, light oak and vanilla.

Short finish with limes and herbs.

This is a nice and easy drinking Chardonnay from California. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

Simple and good for the weekday.

Good for parties or the pool, and better when properly chilled.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

100% Chardonnay grapes come from Sonoma, Napa, Russian River Valley and Monterey County. Aged for 8 months in 25% New French oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$20.




Meadowcroft Wines Nelson Ranch Pinot Gris 2021, Mendocino County, California



Pale lemon in color.

Very aromatic nose of flowers, citrus, lemons, green apples, sweet grapefruits, herbs and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

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

Tangy finish with spices and almonds.

This is a very tasty Pinot Gris from Mendocino County. Nicely balanced, spicy and tangy.

This Single Vineyard Pinot Gris is showing a really pretty nose.

Feels more like a Californian Sauvignon Blanc.

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

A small production of only 2,200 bottles.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.

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.

Chalk Hill Estate Winery Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2020, California



Yellow in color with a golden hue.

Strong nose of citrus, oak, vanilla, spices, lemons, apples, light earth, peaches, white flowers and white pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, lemons, oak, earth, vanilla, light grapefruits, spices and black pepper.

Spicy finish with limes and lemon peel.

This is a nice Oaky Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast. Fruit forward and spicy. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Needed 15 minutes of airtime to bring in more complexity, and balance the oak notes.

A nice and easy drinking Chardonnay. Good by itself as a sipping wine and good for parties.

I paired it with a nice day by the pool.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$17.



InSerrata Inusuale Bianco Toscano Sangiovese 2019 IGT, Italy




Pale lemon in color with a golden tint.

Earthy nose with citrus, limes, earth, minerals, green apples, bitter herbs and vegetables.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity.

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

Tangy finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is a nice and easy drinking white Sangiovese from Tuscany.

Refreshing and earthy. Good by itself and better with food.

I paired it with a cheese plate and had it by the lake.

A small production of only 6,680 bottles made. This is bottle number 3,785. Organic.

13% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$25.

Aridus Wine Company Viognier 2019, Arizona


Dark golden in color.

Pretty nose of flowers, citrus, lemons, yellow apples, spices and white pepper.

Full bodied and creamy with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with citrus, apples, pears, light tropical fruits, honey suckle, spices and light black pepper.

Tangy finish with limes.

This is a delicious Viognier from Arizona. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Shows nice complexity and easy drinking.

A great sipping wine. Neither bitter nor tart. Love that.

I had the 2018 last year, but this 2019 is so much better.

I had it all by itself by the lake. Delicious wine.

100% Viognier grapes from Southeastern Arizona were aged for 19 months in French oak barrels and stainless steel. A small production of only 350 cases.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$35.