Tag: White

Colloca Estate Winery Lake Effect Vineyard Dry Riesling 2016, New York

Light lemon in color with a golden tint.

Fruity nose with limes, lemons, citrus, spices and minerals.

Medium plus in body with high acidity.

Dry to off dry on the palate with citrus, spices, honey, red apples, light diesel, minerals, white pepper, light tropical fruits and pineapples.

Long tangy finish with limes and honey.

This is a delicious Riesling from New York State. Good by itself as a sipping wine. Tasty and spicy. Interesting and engaging.

The bright acidity is nicely balanced with the excess sugar. I liked the palate better than the nose.

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

A good food wine that will pair very nicely with spicy Thai food.

A small production of only 340 cases made. Less than 1% residual sugar.

11.9% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$20.

Canoe Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2011, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington State

This 10 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State is a nice surprise. Doesn’t show its age at all, at this point.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate and good with food.

After a couple of hours of airtime it shows, red and black fruits with earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, bell pepper, vegetables, herbs, graphite and black coffee.

Nice finish with round tannins and tangy pomegranates.

Wine Enthusiasts 87 Points.

A little off balance, but has nice structure with a nice mouthfeel.

I’ve had it before, but at a younger age. Now it feels like a California Merlot, actually. Very interesting to try these kind of wines.

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

Aged in French oak barrels (30% new).

13.9% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$22.

FVDP Vintners Terminim Cepages d’Or Alder Springs Vineyard 2018, Mendocino County, California

Light golden in color with a yellow tint.

On the nose, ripen yellow apples, pears, light citrus, vanilla, light oak and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with red and green apples, citrus, spices, vanilla, oak, earth and herbs.

Spicy finish with limes and peppercorn.

This is a very tasty White Rhone blend from Mendocino County. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Crisp and elegant.

A good quality wine that I would love to try in 3 years.

Nicely balanced and good as a sipping wine. This Single Vineyard is very interesting and well-made.

Feels like a mix of White wine from the Rhone Valley with a new world twist.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Paired very nicely with goat cheese and the prosciutto.

A blend of 54% Marsanne, 22% Roussanne, 12% Viognier and 12% Picpoul Blanc.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$40.

MacRostie Winery and Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018, California

Light yellow in color with a golden tint.

Nose of citrus, lemons, apples, spices, toasted oak, light vegetables and earth.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and smooth.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, river rocks, bitter herbs, spices, black pepper and light oak.

Spicy finish with limes.

This is a very nice Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. Spicy and interesting. Nicely balanced and elegant, with soft earth notes.

Good right out of the bottle, and gets more complex as it opens up.

A little high in alcohol, but not noticeable at all. Good by itself and with food.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses by the lake.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$36.

Acquiesce Winery and Vineyard Clairette Blanche 2019 Lodi, California

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Nice nose with citrus, tropical fruits, sweet candy, honeysuckle, wild flowers, lemons, pears and apples.

Medium-bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, citrus, minerals, honeysuckle, rose pedals, pears, spices, light herbs and black pepper.

Medium finish with spices.

This is a very nice white wine from Lodi California. Interesting and easy drinking with a very nice nose. Feels like a fruit forward Rhone white wine.

Nicely balanced and crisp. Good by itself or with food.

I paired it with goat cheese and crackers, and had it by the pool.

100% Clairette Blanche grapes, hand picked and pressed whole Cluster.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points

$28.

Chateau Loudenne Saint Yzenes Le Chateau Bordeaux Blanc 2017, France

Very light golden in color with a green tint.

On the nose citrus, grapefruits, green apples, earth, herbs, black pepper, spices and bitter vegetables.

Medium-bodied with medium-plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

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

Tangy finish with bitter almonds and limes.

This is a very nice white Bordeaux. Crisp and good right out of the bottle. Even better after some air time.

This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now which is nice to see. Nicely balanced, and still fresh and crisp.

Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with meats and cheeses. paired very nicely with the duck liver Pâté.

A blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Sémillon. Aged in French oak barrels (33% new).

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$27.

Oceano Wines Spanish Springs Vineyard Chardonnay 2018, California

Beautiful pale golden in color with a green tint.

Strong nose of citrus, oak, vanilla, lemons, yellow and red apples, minerals, spices and light honey.

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

Dry on the palate with limes, citrus, spices, vanilla, apples, oak, pears, herbs and light vegetables.

Tangy finish with limes and light grapefruits.

This is a nice Chardonnay from Central Coast in California. Oaky yet refreshing. Tangy and engaging with nice complexity.

A nice wine to sip on by the pool and good by itself.

Nicely balanced and good right out of the bottle.

Would be nice to see how this 3 year old evolves in the next 5 years.

Fermented and aged in French Oak barrels for 9 months.

13.7% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$38.

Fratelli Ponte Roero Arneis 2018 DOCG, Italy

Pale lemon in color.

Light nose of lemons, citrus, apples, spices and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

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

Tangy finish with limes and grapefruits.

This is a nice food wine from Italy. Tangy, crispy and spicy.

A good wine to pair with seafood.

13% alcohol by volume.

$23.

86 points.

L’Ecole No 41 Winery Sémillon 2019, Washington State

Lemon in color with a green tint.

On the nose green apples, earth, grapefruits, herbs, spices and light green vegetables.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

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

Short finish with bitter almonds.

This is a nice Sémillon blend from Washington State.

Crisp and refreshing. Earthy with a white Bordeaux feel.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of 88% Sémillon and 12% Sauvignon Blanc. Fermented and aged in neutral French Oak barrels for 5 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$15.

Vara Winery Silverhead Brut Cava Non-Vintage, Spain

Golden in color.

Strong nose of citrus, yeast, light grapefruits, red apples, spices, minerals and white pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, bread, spices, vegetables, white pepper, yeast and minerals.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This is a very enjoyable sparkling wine from Spain. Nicely balanced with mild complexity. Crisp and refreshing.

This Cava is made in the traditional method.

Good by itself or with food. A nice pool too. I had it all by itself.

A blend of Macabeo, Xarello, and Parellada.

11.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$18.