White Wine

Nov 202013
2011 Giordano Roero Arneis Vendemmia , Piedmont, Italy, $ – Rating 89

A beautiful white wine with a soft nose of citrus and some floral notes. A luxuriously soft mouth-feel with balanced acidity. Flavorful yet lean with notes of red delicious apple, citrus and spice. A touch of honeysuckle completes the finish.  Great to pair with lighter fare or as a patio sipper. Definite crowd pleaser with lower (13%) alcohol than many. Buy This Wine

Nov 172013
Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Napa Valley, CA, $24 (S) – Rating 89

Crisp with mouthwatering acidity just like Sauvignon Blanc should be. On the nose, grilled lemon and other enticing tropicals. Zesty but still a soft mouth-feel offering well integrated flavors of Meyer lemon, pineapple and pear with green apple on the finish. Buy This Wine

Nov 172013
2012 Conundrum Wines California White Wine, Napa Valley, CA, $22 (S) – Rating 88

This is a food pairing wine, the off-dry sweetness pairs quite nicely with lighter fare and particularly spicy foods such as Thai dishes. Tropical aromas of Meyer lemon and white peach with a touch of flintiness. The soft and plush mouth-feel with a definite kiss of sweetness is highlighted with flavors of white peach, tropicals and honeysuckle with hints of ripe pineapple. Your holiday guests will not be disappointed. Buy This Wine

Aug 262013
2012 Alpha Omega Winery Unoaked Chardonnay, Napa Valley, Ca, $32 (S) – Rating 91

A refreshingly lean and clean style with crisp yet balanced acidity. A nose of ripe pineapple and a hint of green apple is the prelude to perfectly integrated flavors of lemon creme, ripe pineapple, citrus and complimentary minerality. Paired wonderfully with a summer fruit salad laced with poppy seed dressing. Buy This Wine

Aug 262013
2010 Bohème Taylor Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, CA, $39 (S) – Rating 94

Rarely does a Chardonnay grab my attention but this intriguing contradiction of  the lighter style combined with rich flavors certainly did. Aromas of lemon crème and roasted pineapple set the stage for an elegant marriage of flavors including baked apples, pie spice, Meyer lemon vanilla and cinnamon with hints of green apple in the long finish. A light creamy mouth-feel with balanced acidity. Buy This Wine