Tag: White

MacRostie Winery and Estate Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2020, California



Yellow in color with a golden hue.

Nice nose of citrus, cedar, toast, vanilla, spices, golden apples and white pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with oak, vanilla, citrus, apples, light pineapple, pears and light earth.

Tangy finish with limes and black pepper.

This is a tasty Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast. Refreshing and easy to drink. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

Needs 15 minutes of airtime to remove some of the vanilla notes, and balance itself out.

Alcohol is well integrated, so you better watch out.

Good by itself or with food, and will be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.

100% Chardonnay grapes were aged in mostly French oak barrels for 6 months on their lees.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$26.

Chemistry Wines Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2019, Oregon



Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

On the nose citrus, lemons, apples and spices.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

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

Tangy finish with limes and grapefruits.

This is an easy drinking Chardonnay from Oregon. Nice and good by itself and with food.

A good everyday wine and good for parties too.

I paired it with fried fish with fresh lemon.

13% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$15.

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).

Georges Duboeuf Saint-Véran Domaine du Val Lamartinien 1997, Burgundy, France




Dark golden in color.

Medium plus in body and dry, with medium acidity.

Showing limes, citrus, lemons, herbs, apples, bitter vegetables, light wood, must and popcorn.

Short tangy finish with limes.

Well, this did not work out well for me this time. It’s always interesting to try, but it is over the hill by now.

Not complex as I expected it to be, and a little musty.

After 30 minutes of airtime, the nose shows more sweet notes of dried figs and prunes. Interesting, but not very tasty.

This 25 year old Chardonnay did not hold well, but that is the game we play, isn’t it?

13% alcohol by volume.

82 Points.

$30 (current vintage).

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.

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.