Posts Tagged White

2013 Silver Palm Chardonnay, North Coast

The North Coast appellation in California encompasses the counties of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino, and this is the source for this user-friendly white. Bright straw in color, it displays moderate scents of vanilla, butter, and woodspice, all wrapped... Read more

2013 Arrowood Chardonnay, Sonoma County

In the glass, it is a brilliant straw color. The nose is classic Arrowood – spicy oak, vanilla, and butter scents lead to ripe apple and plump tropical fruit, with just a touch of sweet citrus. It is expansive in the mouth, leaving a creamy... Read more

2013 Atalon Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Bright straw color. This is a clean, straightforward rendition of California Sauvignon Blanc, showing aromas and flavors of grapefruit, lemon zest, light tropical fruit and a light thread of minerality. Fairly lush in the mouth, where 9% Semillon... Read more

2012 Coquerel ‘Terroir’ Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Fans of a rounder, barrel aged style of Sauvignon Blanc will enjoy this rendition. The oak treatment has added layers of cinnamon, clove, toast, and vanilla to the pineapple and poached pear fruit. A chalky minerality persists at the finish. Those... Read more

2012 Coquerel ‘Le Petit Coquerel’ Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Medium straw in color. Winemaker Christine Barbe is from Bordeaux, France, and she has brought Old World style and sensitivity to the production of this white. The varietal stamp of hay, sweet pea, and dried herbs leads to tart citrus and guava,... Read more

2012 Coquerel Verdelho, Napa Valley

Verdelho in Napa Valley? Well, why not? This one is an excellent example of why in Australia and other places it is making inroads in the dry white marketplace. This one is a light straw color. Sassy scents of lime, some grassiness, green tropical... Read more

2013 J Vineyards Chardonnay, Estate Grown, Russian River Valley

In the glass, it is a brilliant straw color. Initial scents of vanilla cream and clarified butter lead to enticing aromas of grilled pineapple and lemon curd fruit. It is silky in the mouth, where the flavor spectrum broadens to include ripe peach... Read more

2014 Wakefield Estate Riesling, Clare Valley

Clear pale straw color. Varietal scents of apple, perfumed flowers, lemon, and lime lead to similar flavors in the mouth. As it warmed in the glass, a dash of rosewater emerged. Made dry and sporting an alcohol rating just shy of 12%, it is no... Read more

2014 Wakefield Estate Chardonnay, Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills

Brilliant pale straw color. Inviting aromas of subtle baking spices, white flowers, green apple, peach, and saline minerality waft from the glass. These flavors follow through on the palate, picking up a lingering note of nougat at the finish. This... Read more

2013 Barrymore by Carmel Road Pinot Grigio, Monterey

A brilliant light straw color. In the glass, straightforward aromatics of sweet apple, pear, a hint of banana, and a touch of wet stone minerality. These flavors follow through in the mouth, backed by a juicy acidity. This is a versatile white that... Read more