Tag: White

Henri Goutorbe “Special Club” Grand Cru Aÿ Brut Champagne 2008, France




Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

Strong nose of yeast, spices, apples, citrus, bread, minerals and white pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with citrus, apples, yeast, bread, lemons, earth, minerals and spices.

Medium on the finish with limes and almonds.

This is a nicely aged 14 year old Champagne. Showing great complexity at this point.

Tasty and interesting. Rich, yet elegant. Loved the mouthfeel and the well integrated bubbles.

Nicely balanced right now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Good by itself or with food, and better after 30 minutes of airtime.

I paired it with a delicious grilled Octopus.

A blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. disgorged October 2020.

12% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$90.

Smith-Madrone Vineyards Spring Mountain District Chardonnay 2017 Napa Valley, California



A pretty deep gold in color.

Fruity nose with red and yellow apples, citrus, herbs, spices, toasted oak, marzipan, light vanilla and white pepper. Lovely nose.

Full bodied and creamy with medium acidity and long fat legs.

Dry on the palate with citrus, limes, vanilla, oak, lemons, apples, pears, spices, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus in length on the finish with almonds.

This is a very enjoyable Chardonnay from Napa Valley.
Showing a nice mouthfeel with nice complexity.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. A good quality wine, tangy and spicier than I expected.

Needs time to open up properly, and better when not too cold.

This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now. I had the 2016 a year ago and loved it even more.

Will be nice to revisit it in a few years.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers by the pool.

Chardonnay grapes were barrel fermented and aged for 10 months in (75% new) French oak barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$45.

Castello di Amorosa Anderson Valley Gewürztraminer 2020, California



Golden in color.

Aromatic nose of white flowers, citrus, ripen melons, tropical fruits, spices, light rose water, red apples and minerals.

Medium bodied and refreshing, with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with apples, pears, melons, lemons, mangoes, sea salt, roses, white pepper and bananas.

Long finish with tangy limes.

This is a delicious Gewürztraminer from Anderson Valley in California. Showing a beautiful nose right out of the bottle.

Easy drinking and tasty with a lot of alcohol, so you better watch out.

Nicely balanced with a touch of RS. Very perfumy and dangerously good, as the high alcohol is nicely integrated.

A good wine to have all by itself, Interesting and easy to drink.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$29.

Castello di Amorosa Winery Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay 2019, Santa Barbara County, California



Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

Strong nose of yellow apples, pears, melons, spices, toast, vanilla, oak and citrus.

Full bodied and buttery with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with apples, citrus, oak, spices, vanilla, herbs and black pepper.

Medium finish with limes and almonds.

This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Santa Barbara County. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Spicy and interesting.

Would be nice to revisit this Single Vineyard Chardonnay in a couple of years.

Good right out of the bottle, and better as it opens up and removes some of the oakiness.

A good wine to sip on by the porch, which is exactly what I did.

Aged in French oak barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$35.

Fincas Patagonicas Osmosis Sauvignon Blanc 2021, Mendoza, Argentina



Very light in color, almost see-through.

On the nose limes, light grapefruits, gooseberry, grass, light vegetables, herbs, minerals, green apples and spices.

Light to medium in body with medium acidity.

Very dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples and spices.

Short finish with limes.

This is a simple and easy drinking Sauvignon Blanc from Argentina.

A nice sipping wine to have by the pool. Good by itself and better with food.

This zero sugar wine is good right out of the bottle and good for parties.

I paired it with cheeses and dried meats.

9% alcohol by volume.

$15.

87 Points.

Domaine des Marronniers Les Marronniers Chablis Premier Cru 2018, France




Light yellow in color with a golden tint.

Fruity nose of yellow apples, citrus, spices, bananas and light oak.

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

Dry on the palate with ripe citrus fruits, red apples, melons, spices, oak, light vanilla, herbs, honey and white pepper.

Nice length on the finish with tangy lemons.

This is a delicious Chardonnay from Burgundy. Nicely balanced, rich and spicy. Elegant and fruit forward.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself.

A good quality wine that will continue to age nicely in the next decade. Would be interesting to see how this evolves in the next few years.

Showing nice complexity and very well balanced. Neither tart nor bitter. I really enjoyed it all by itself, by the pool.

Kosher and not Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$45.

Lucky Rock Wine Co. County Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc 2020, California



Pale lemon in color.

Soft nose of limes, grapefruits, citrus, minerals and green apples.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples and spices.

Tangy finish with spices and limes.

This is a nice and simple Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County. Tangy and spicy. Crisp and refreshing.

Better after an hour of airtime, which surprised me. Easy drinking and good for parties.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers, and had it by the lake.

Aged in stainless steel vats for 6 months, with 8% in new French oak barrels. A small production of only 419 cases.

13.2% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$17.

Big Table Farm Eola Amity Hills Chardonnay 2019, Oregon




Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

Fruity on the nose with lemons, yellow apples, spices, minerals, light vanilla, light grapefruits, oak, and light fresh white flowers.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

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

Tangy finish with limes.

This is a very nice Chardonnay from Oregon. Spicy and tangy with light wood notes.

Gets earthier as it opens up, with more green apples and grapefruit notes.

Easy drinking and good by itself. Drinking nicely now and will age nicely in the 2 to 5 years.

Tangy and interesting, and a good quality wine. Crisp and refreshing when properly chilled.

I paired it with a wild mushroom Brie cheese.

A tiny production of only four barrels. Unfined and unfiltered.

12.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$48.



Maison Koenig Alsace Riesling 2018, France





Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

Strong nose of lemons, limes, apples, diesel, light tropical fruits, minerals and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry with a touch of RS on the palate with citrus, lemons, apples, melons, pears, spices, white pepper and minerals.

Tangy finish with limes and pepper.

This is a very enjoyable Riesling from Alsace. Easy drinking and good by itself.

Showing mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with some sugar left, to balance the acidity.

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

A good wine to sip on by the porch. I paired it Burrata and tomatoes.

Vegan. Kosher and Mevushal.

12% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$19.

Viña Cantenaria SingerStone Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Chile



Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

On the nose citrus, apples, pears, lemons, light peaches, spices and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

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

Short finish with limes.

This is a nice and simple Sauvignon Blanc from Chile. Showing lots of lemon and citrus notes. Fruit forward and easy drinking.

A nice pool wine and good for parties too.

Good right out of the bottle, and good by itself or with food. I had it all by itself by the lake. Will pair nicely with oysters.

13% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$13.