White Wine

Dec 112014
Gundlach Bundschu Gewurztraminer 2013, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, CA, $23 (S) – Rating 90

Gundlach Bundschu Gewurztraminer 2013An excellent example of dry California Gewurztraminer. A fragrant nose of white peach, stone fruit and honeysuckle. Balanced on the palate with just a bit of acidity. Flavors of grapefruit, citrus, stone fruit, honeysuckle, spice and minerality. Notes of honey and a pleasant spiciness on the finish. Buy This Wine

Dec 102014
Mercy Vineyards Chardonnay Riverbed 2012, Arroyo Seco, CA, $24 (S) – Rating 91

Mercy Vineyards Chardonnay Riverbed 2012A beautifully balanced chardonnay with a delicate nose of red apple, citrus and hints of wet stone. Barrel fermented and aged in French Oak (20% new) creating just enough acidity in the round mouth-feel. On the palate, flavors of red apple, pear, Meyer lemon, vanilla and pie spice. A super-long finish offering notes of nutty caramel and brioche. Buy This Wine

Nov 042014
Holman Ranch Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Estate Grown, Carmel Valley, CA, $18 (S) – Rating 90

Holman Ranch Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012Made from the richer Sauvignon Blanc Musque clone, this SB offers a full mouth-feel with juicy food-pairing acidity. A aromatic nose of honeycomb, green apple and baking spice. On the palate, flavors of green apple, pear, citrus, Meyer lemon and a hint of kiwi. Meyer lemon and stony minerality in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Nov 042014
Dutton Goldfield Chardonnay Dutton Ranch 2012, Rued Vineyard, Russian River Valley, CA, $50 – Rating 93

Dutton Goldfield Chardonnay100% French oak barrel fermented with full secondary malolactic fermentation. Robust aromas of baked apples, tropicals and spice with a hint of creaminess. A lush mouth-feel with very balanced acidity. Red apple, pear, citrus and tropical fruit flavors with notes of baking spice, minerality and crème brulee. Delicious hints of toffee apples in the finish. Buy This Wine