Posts Tagged White Blend

2013 Murrieta’s Well ‘The Whip,’ Livermore Valley

This wine is almost as much fun to smell as it is to drink — undoubtedly due to its Orange Muscat, Viognier, Gewurztraminer and White Riesling components, which collectively represent 34 percent of the blend. The rest is Semillon, Chardonnay and... Read more

2012 Amalaya Torrontes-Riesling, Salta, Argentina

The term “layered” typically is reserved for plush red wines or rich and buttery Chardonnay. But here’s a layered white made from two varieties — Torrontes and Riesling — that individually are on the lighter side. The blend is 85%... Read more

2008 Frank Cornelissen Munjabel 8 Bianco, Mt. Etna, Sicily, Italy

Cornelissen, as I've blogged about before, makes some of the most unique, interesting wines on the planet. They are "love it or hate it" wines -- deeply reflective of a time and place, but so different and unusual that they may scare off less... Read more

2012 Conundrum White, California

Lightly effervescent, clear straw color. The perfumed nose evokes honeysuckle, orange blossom, rosewater, and exotic tropical fruits. At first sip, this blended white is overtly sweet and viscous, with flavors of honeyed oranges and a dash of cream.... Read more

2010 Bodegas Laukote Blanco Viura Rioja, Spain

In my experience, white Riojas are some of the most varied, unique and memorable wines in existence. Alas, this one seems memorable for all the wrong reason -- with an intentional use of the singular. Few wines approach this one's obvious use of... Read more

2004 Chateau Musar White, Lebanon

Chateau Musar's producer notes indicate that this is a "truly unique white, made from ancient Lebanese varieties Obaideh and Merwah, dating back thousands of years." Indeed, this IS truly unique stuff. Almost sherried, partially oxidized,... Read more

2012 Cullen Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon, Margaret River, Australia

A traditional white Bordeaux blend of 73% Sauvignon Blanc and 27% Semillon. Surprisingly, the alcohol is only 10.9%. Light straw color with green glints. Oak aging imparts a rich, buttery vanilla and spice frame for the fleshy tropical fruit and... Read more

2011 Caymus ‘Conundrum’ White Wine, California

First produced in 1989, this is a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier and Muscat Canelli. Vinified with residual sweetness, this seductive wine has a perfumed nose of rose geranium and citrus blossom honey. On the palate, the... Read more

2012 Kenwood Vintage White, California

Clear, pale straw in color, this blend of 44% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Blanc, 5% Gewürztraminer and 1% Muscat is perfumed and fruity, with aromas of peach, lemon, apple and tropical fruit swirling in and out of a background of... Read more

2011 Buty 60% Semillon, 19% Sauvignon & 21% Muscadelle, Columbia Valley, Washington

This is Buty Winery’s rendition of a classic white Bordeaux. Medium straw in color, with bronze tones. The wonderfully aromatic nose offers up honeysuckle, white flowers, star fruit, lemon oil, figs and limestone. The wine shows a lush and juicy... Read more