White Wine

Aug 222013
2012 Alpha Omega Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA, $33 (S) – Rating 92

An excellent example of what Napa Sauvignon Blanc can be. A beautiful floral nose with notes of citrus and honeysuckle. Balanced acidity with a round mouth-feel offering flavors of pineapple creme, lemon minerality and bright spice. Pairs well with summer fare and lighter meats…or just sit back and enjoy it for what it is. Buy This Wine

Aug 222013
2011 Trione Vineyards & Winery River Road Ranch Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, CA, $23 (S) – Rating 90

A very well rounded SB with crisp acidity. Aged for 4 months in neutral oak barrels to round off the edges. Aromas of lemon creme, wet stone and a hint of orange zest. Robust and slightly tart flavors of Meyer lemon, lime and minerality with notes of green apple as the wine opens. Pair with creamy cheeses, grilled chicken or other lighter fare. Buy This Wine

Aug 062013
2010 Mer Soleil Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands, Ca, $31 (S) – Rating 92

Balanced decadence is the term that comes to mind when I consider this wine. An enticing nose of apple, citrus and pineapple with subtle hints of honey and caramel. Flavors of mom’s apple pie, ripe pineapple, pear and vanilla blend seamlessly into the creamy mouth-feel with balanced acidity. Buy This Wine