Posts Tagged ‘White’

2013 Wakefield ‘St. Andrews Single Vineyard Release’ Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia

A lightly effervescent wine possessing prickly acidity and slate-like minerality. Peach and tangerine aromas dominate the nose, and a floral quality (rosewater) emerges in the mouth after mid-palate, joined by a hint of varietal petroleum. Because… Read more

2013 Wakefield ‘St. Andrews Single Vineyard Release’ Chardonnay, Clare Valley, Australia

This wine, brilliant straw in hue, serves up substantial sweet, spicy wood, along with a hint of vanilla, some butter and lemon peel. Lush and palate coating, with opulent fruit and a nice streak of acidity to keep it fresh. On the finish, there’s… Read more

2012 Cambria Chardonnay, Katherine’s Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley

Brilliant straw color. Wood notes of smoke, vanilla, and toast frame bright pineapple, stone fruit, green apple, and sweet lemon. The wine is medium-full in the mouth, where the sweet fruit takes on a creamy texture. While a delight to drink now on… Read more

2012 Salentein Reserve Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina

The wine sports a brilliant pale yellow color with glints of green. Initial whiffs of light butter and vanilla cream pave the way to delicate white flowers, a note of citrus, and moderate apple fruit. Medium in body, it has a gentle mouth entry… Read more

2012 Frisson Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley

A brilliant straw hue. Perfumed scents of wild flowers and vanilla cream mix with pear, tropical fruit, and a note of citrus. The wine lightly coats the palate with butter-tinged fleshy fruit and a bit of roasted nuts, then echoes these with a… Read more

2013 Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

The Sauvignon Blanc variety normally exhibits grassy, hay-like or herbal characteristics. This bottling does not. While not “varietally correct,” as some critics would assert, it’s still an enjoyable wine. Very light straw in hue, it offers… Read more

2013 Pedroncelli ‘Eastside Vineyards’ Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley

Patience is rewarded with this wine, which has a pungent nose of green pepper, green melon, barnyard and canned pear when opened. With a good deal of swirling and time in the glass, that first impression subsides, leaving an herbal counterpoint to… Read more

2011 Souverain Chardonnay, North Coast

Like many Chardonnay bottlings made in California, the first impression of this clear medium straw-hued wine comes from the malolactic fermentation it underwent and the oak barrels in which it was aged. Vanilla, butter, ripe apple, toast and baking… Read more

2012 Souverain Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast

Looking for something different in an aperitif? Eschew the bubbles and opt for this brilliant light straw-colored wine, which has a juicy finish that invites another sip. The experience begins with a pungent nose of hay, moderate sweet pea and sweet… Read more

2012 La Crema Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco

Bright golden straw color. Perfumed aromas of white flowers, vanilla, butter, lemon/lime, and a note of apples lead to flavors of butter, baking spices, and tropical fruit. The wine coats the palate, but has bright acidity that keeps it fresh and… Read more