White Wine

Jul 082014
 
Monticello Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2013Monticello Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Napa Valley, CA, $32 (S) – Rating 90

A robust nose of ruby red grapefruit, Meyer lemon, tropicals and bright spice. Bright acidity complimented by soft textures. Meyer lemon, ruby red grapefruit, citrus, spice and green apple flavors abound. Plenty of spice, citrus and tropical notes in the finish. Buy This Wine

 

Jul 082014
 
Alpha Omega Chardonnay Reserve 2011, Napa Valley, CA, $92 (S) – Rating 92

Alpha Omega Chardonnay Reserve 20112011 was one of the coolest growing seasons in recent Napa history allowing for a leaner and more elegant style. This Chardonnay is no exception. A lovely bouquet of red apple, wet stone and a little pear. The wine has a lush round texture with balanced acidity offering flavors of red apple, pear, Meyer Lemon, wet stone and spice with hints of caramel and vanilla. Tropical notes in the finish. Buy this Wine

Jul 072014
 
Van Duzer Pinot Gris 2013, Williamette Valley, OR, $18 (S) – Rating 91

Van Duzer Pinot Gris 2013Stainless steel fermented and sur lie aged creates a round mouth-feel complimented by juicy acidity and a hint of creaminess. A touch of sweetness balances the acidity. A bouquet of citrus, tropicals and a hint of pie crust. Flavors of citrus, tropicals,white peach and honeycomb. White peach, minerality and spice in the long finish. Perfect with lighter summer fare or simply enjoy with a view. Buy This Wine

 

Jul 072014
 
Mercy Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Zabala Vineyard 2013, Arroyo Seco, $20 (S) – Rating 91

Mercy Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Zabala Vineyard 2013Created solely from the rich and intriguing Musque clone of Sauvignon Blanc; fermented and aged in stainless steel barrels. Aromas of ripe pineapple, spice and honeycomb. A soft mouth-feel with juicy acidity. Complex yet integrated flavors of green apple, pineapple, Asian pear, spice and minerality, honeydew melon and citrus with tropical notes on finish. A real patio pleaser! Buy This Wine

 

Jul 042014
 
MacPhail Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012,  Sonoma County, CA, $40 (S) – Rating 90

MacPhail Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012A lovely example of Sonoma coast Chardonnay. The enticing nose offers aromas of red apple, ripe pear and baking spice. Chablis in style, with only the barest use neutral oak results in a crisp Chardonnay with present and balanced acidity. Blended flavors of red apple, pear, Meyer lemon, pineapple and just a hint of butterscotch. Notes of tropicals in the long clean finish. Buy This Wine

Jul 022014
 
Corley Reserve Chardonnay 2012, Estate Grown – Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, CA, $50 (S) – Rating 91

Corley Reserve Chardonnay 2012Rich and full bodied while maintaining some juicy acidity. Aromas of red apple, caramel, vanilla and a touch of spice. The palate is treated to flavors of red delicious apple, ripe pear, tropicals, wet stone minerality and baking spices. Hints of caramel on the long finish. Buy This Wine

 

Jun 172014
 
Volker Eisele Gemini 2012Volker Eisele Gemini 2012, White Wine, Napa Valley, CA, $25 (S) – Rating 90

A unique blend of 80% Semillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc aged sur lie for 5 months in predominately gently used French oak. Very soft aromas on nose of honeydew melon, pineapple and citrus. The mild acidity leads to a soft creamy mouth-feel with flavors of honeydew melon, honeysuckle and citrus with tropical notes on the finish. Buy This Wine

Jun 172014
 
C Donatiello Chardonnay Rowen’s Vineyard 2012, Russian River Valley, CA, $38 – Rating 91

Aged for 10 months in French oak, this chardonnay is a real pleaser,C Donatiello Chardonnay Rowen's Vineyard 2012 offering a defined nose of baked red apple, cinnamon and pie spice. A round mouth-feel with balanced acidity. Flavors of ripe red apple, pear, ripe pineapple, Meyer lemon, Mexican vanilla and tropical notes. Citrus and minerality are focused in the finish. Buy This Wine

Jun 172014
 
La Rochelle Chardonnay Dutton Ranch 2011, Morelli Lane Vineyard, Russian River Valley, CA, $65 (S) – Rating 91

A complex CharLa Rochelle Chardonnay Dutton Ranch 2011donnay offering both a lush mouth-feel and crisp food pairing acidity. Gentle aromas of red delicious apple, ripe pineapple and vanilla give way to flavors of red apple, pineapple and pear with hints of citrus, baking spice and creme brulee. A pleasant touch on Meyer lemon in the finish. Buy This Wine