White 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