White Wine

Jun 122013
2012 John Anthony Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA, $22(S) – Rating 91

A refreshing wine on a warm summer evening, interesting enough to stand alone and inviting enough to pair with fresh summer fare. Expressive aromas of baked pineapple and white peach with floral notes to round out the experience. Mouth-watering acidity for excellent food-pairing with creamy yet crisp flavors of ripe pineapple, tropicals, Meyer lemon and minerality with hints of lime in the finish. Buy This Wine

Jun 082013
2011 Alpha Omega Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA, $38 (S) – Rating 92

Think sunny warm summer afternoon with friends. This SB opens with a creamy nose of pineapple and minerality with notes of Meyer lemon. Creamy on the palate with crisp acidity. Lovely flavors of ripe pineapple, Meyer lemon and granny smith apple on the very long finish. Enjoy on its own or with lighter fare. Buy This Wine

Jun 062013
2011 Jordan Winery Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA, $30 (S) – Rating 93

Consistently an excellent wine, the 2011 vintage is something special. A subtle bouquet of of red apple with notes of ripe pineapple, stone fruit and baking spice. An elegant balance of a creamy mouth-feel and zippy acidity offering flavors of red apple, pear, ripe pineapple and distinct minerality with just enough oak to round off the edges but not overpower.  Buy This Wine

May 132013
2012 Kelly Fleming Wines Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, CA, $36 (S) – Rating 92

Made from predominately Sauvignon Blanc,  Sauvignon Musque clone. All lees aged with 62% in French oak. Don’t be tempted to over-chill; this beauty shows best as the temp. rises to pleasantly cool. A temptingly crisp nose of pineapple, citrus, white peach and intriguing aromatics. A round mouth-feel with juicy acidity offering flavors of ripe pineapple, citrus, minerality and hints of green apple. Lovely subtle notes of key lime and honeysuckle on the finish. Buy This Wine

May 082013
2012 Anne Amie Vineyards Cuvee A Muller-Thurgau, Yamhill-Carlton, OR, $15 (S) – Rating 89

An attention grabbing bouquet of tart citrus and green apple with subtle notes of yeasty pie crust. This Muller-Thurgau, a Swiss white grape, offers mouth-watering acidity balanced with just a kiss of sweetness. Integrated flavors of citrus, green apple and floral notes plus white peach on the finish. A nice change of pace. Buy This Wine