Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Whites.

Due Vigne 2013 Chardonnay

March 5th, 2015 | No Comments

Due Vigne 2013 Chardonnay An “unoaked” Chard served at room temperature. Before I could even ask about the temperature, the Tasting Room Manager Jeremy offered that they found the wine never showed its true personality when served chilled. I guess you could say this wine needs to “warm up” to company. (See what I did there? […]

Valley of the Moon 2013 Pinot Blanc

February 13th, 2015 | No Comments

Valley of the Moon 2013 Pinot Blanc  A regal peach nose. Smells absolutely delightful. Thank goodness the peach continues through the palate. It would have been sad to see it go. Some clean bitter twinkles on the rear palate. Finishes quickly. Doesn’t hang around for a long curtain call. Crisp ending. Great idea for the […]

M2 2013 Viognier

February 7th, 2015 | No Comments

M2 2013 Viognier Silky pear notes followed by citrus and honeysuckle. Smells like an spring, afternoon snack. Tart pear acidity drives the palate. It’s not a big wine but definitely not tame. Finishes slightly creamy. Not my style of white but quoting Layne Montgomery, the winemaker at M2, “That’s ok we got plenty more.” Layne’s […]

Revolution 2013 Chenin Blanc

January 20th, 2015 | No Comments

Revolution 2013 Chenin Blanc Not sharp. Apricot, pear and peach with a hint of floral honey. Mellow tones on the palate. The acids are direct but not easy going. The finish is delightfully sour. Full of wet. It hangs out for a solid adventure. Wine newbies, a great wine for you! A great afternoon sipper. […]

Nine Gables 2012 Grand Blanc

December 30th, 2014 | No Comments

Nine Gables 2012 Grand Blanc Citrus and soft melon notes. A reserved and shy blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. The palate matches the nose. Delicate floral tones and fairy like acids drift across the mouth. A long finish for a delicate wine. Retail: $21 http://www.9gables.com/ (K&S Rating: 4 of 6)  

Elevation Ten 2013 Pinot Grigio

December 28th, 2014 | No Comments

Elevation Ten 2013 Pinot Grigio Looks dainty in the glass. Is that banana in there? The nose is passively inviting. Some citrus notes dabble and maybe a bit of green apple to keep things interesting. She feels dry and clean like a fall breeze. The green apple grows on the mid-palate. Sharply snappy and plucky. Retail: […]

Elevation Ten 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

December 9th, 2014 | No Comments

Elevation Ten 2013 Sauvignon Blanc A gentle green apple nose. It’s soft and delicious. You are not surprised by delighted that it continues through the palate. Light twinkling acids flutter here and there. If you guessed the sour snap would eventually wet your palate then you would be right. A little tart snap at the […]

Carvalho 2012 Chardonnay

December 4th, 2014 | No Comments

Carvalho 2012 Chardonnay Is that white peach I smell? Maybe some honeysuckle and citrus for effect. A delicate dandy. Ever so soft citrus acids dance like little sprites. It wets the palate and you’ll sucks your tongue. Don’t expect them to leave anytime soon. Sticky. Hangs around for a fortnight. Retail: $17.95 http://www.carvalhofamilywinery.com (K&S Rating: 3 of […]

Acquiesce 2013 Viognier

November 15th, 2014 | No Comments

Acquiesce 2013 Viognier Dry peach and cut rose stems. The nose is bright and sweet with a little adventure. Lovely with a little wild. She smells like a rascal. Oh yeah.. first sip confirmed it, she’s a rascal. A white wine for the red wine dinner. Acids jump and shout. They demand your attention. Nice […]

Martin Ray 2012 Russian River Chardonnay

November 3rd, 2014 | No Comments

Martin Ray 2012 Russian River Chardonnay Oh goodness! The nose is filled with delicious apple pie and citrus with hints of toasted nut wood. That’s lovely. Whimsical. The nose maybe be fun but the palate is a bit more mature. I had to dig my nose back in the glass. “Did I smell that right?” […]