Posts Tagged White

2014 Atalon Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Light, bright and refreshing, this wine exhibits notes of lemongrass, grapefruit, gooseberry and a hint of lime. If you’re a fan of shellfish, this should be your house wine. MSRP: $21 (December 2015) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2014 Wakefield St. Andrews Riesling, Clare Valley

Clare Valley has a reputation for world-class Rieslings made in a dry style, and rightfully so. This is an excellent example. In the glass, it exhibits a very pale straw color. The nose is captivating, a swirling mixture of steely minerals, flowers... Read more

2013 Matanzas Creek Chardonnay, Sonoma County

For three decades, this bottling has represented the archetypical style of “California Chardonnay.” Fat and opulent with good citrus acidity beneath it, the wine shows vanilla, clove and allspice infused in butter, joined by some oak spice and... Read more

2013 La Crema Chardonnay, Monterey

This medium-bodied wine deftly melds its fruit and oak impressions, including apple, pear, light pineapple and hints of oak spice and butter. Nice and smooth with a kiss of buttered fruit in the finish, this is a solid house wine candidate that’s... Read more

2013 MacPhail Chardonnay, Pratt Vineyard, Vine Hill Road, Russian River Valley

Refined and eminently drinkable, this is a rich and buttery — but not too buttery — wine that showcases notes of tropical fruit, clove and minerals. Beautifully balanced and not at all heavy handed, it would be a perfect companion to pork chops,... Read more

2013 MacPhail ‘Gap’s Crown’ Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Looking for a wine to sip while wrapping holiday presents? Look no further. This Chardonnay has a white pepper/mint/clove pop in the nose, part of a sweetly perfumed aroma that includes impressions of tropical flowers and Burgundian oak. It’s... Read more

2014 Kendall-Jackson Sauvignon Blanc, Vintner’s Reserve, California

Bright and nearly clear pale yellow in the glass. The nose is sweet, honeyed, and floral, full of ripe honeydew, canned pear, sweet citrus, and pineapple. Soft in the mouth, it delivers sweet, rounded fruit flavors with a note of chalky minerality.... Read more

2014 Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay, Vintner’s Reserve, California

A brilliant straw hue. Butter toffee aromas and a note of vanilla cloak a mélange of honeyed tropical fruits. These fruits gain focus in the mouth, showing papaya, pineapple, and sweet mango. A kiss of honeyed butter toffee lingers at the finish.... Read more

2014 Wakefield ‘Jaraman’ Chardonnay, Australia

This wine shows a brilliant straw color in the glass. Light whiffs of vanilla and butter lead to ripe flavors of summer melon and white peach. On the palate, it is creamy and medium-bodied, with a good underlying acidity. Nearly half of the grapes... Read more

2014 La Crema Pinot Gris, Monterey

In the glass it is a brilliant pale straw color. Ripe fruit scents of peach, pear, and apple mingle with a vanilla/white flower perfume. A juicy acidity in the mouth keeps the honey-tinged fruit fresh and begs for the next gulp – er, sip. My wife... Read more