Gundlach Bundschu, Sonoma Valley, California (2008)
Fresh aromas of citrus, with a touch of butterscotch and crisp minerality showcase this excellent 2007 Chardonnay.
Rombauer Vineyards, Napa Valley (2008)
Pear, pineapple, and tropical fruits. Great balance with creamy, toasted vanilla, floral, but not sweet, and tons of Oak. Hints of Apple linger on the finish.
Cousino-Macul, Chile (2007)
Fruity, clean flavor with orange peel, mandarin and apple aromas
with notes of jasmine, honeysuckle and tropical mango. Medium-
bodied and unoaked.
Bethlehem Valley, Missouri (2006)
Local wine made from the Chardonel grape, a cross of the Seyval
and Chardonnay grapes. Aged in French oak barrels, which give
the wine soft wood notes and buttery fresh fruit notes.
Selbach Piesporter, Michelsberg, Germany (2008)
Sweet, honeyed wine with fruit flavors. Enough acidity to control
the sweetness. Light- to medium-bodied.
Drathen Liebfraumilch, Nahe, Germany (2008)
Medium-sweet/sweet wine. Light, fresh, round and well-balanced.
Leonard Kreusch, Germany (2009)
Wonderfully crisp, fresh and fruity.
Dashwood, New Zealand (2009)
Vivid, refreshing and brimming with lime-accented pear, star fruit and light vanilla flavors, lingering nicely on the expressive finish. Meyer lemon, tangerine, lime zest, papaya, and pineapple. A veritable cocktail of fruit flavors, but never tastes like fruit cocktail. This wine has a lovely delineation of flavors ranging from the citrus to the tropical, but it never becomes cloying or overbearing.
Honig, Napa Valley (2009)
Offers loads of fruit (melon, figs and citrus) in a light to medium-bodied, crisp, refreshing, exuberant style. Perfectly balanced grapefruit and melon aromas and flavors are accented by lime and mango. A round mid-palate is followed by a vibrant, crisp, lingering finish.
Honig, Napa Valley-Rutherford (2009)
Peach, ruby grapefruit, white fig and honeysuckle notes are complimented by vanilla, cardamom, and lime. Fruit forward, with a rich mid- palate accented by toasty oak and long, crisp, minerally finish. The fruit for this wine comes from select blocks of sustainably farmed vineyard in Rutherford.
Starlane, Santa Ynez Valley, Ca (2008)
Tastes of lemon zest, fresh herbs and wet flagstone aromas. On the palate, the wine offers a similar citrus and mineral profile, underpinned by a rich lemon curd mid-palate and a steely finish.
Steel, Lake County, California (2007)
Fruit aromas and flavors, with peach and melon characteristics. A hallmark green apple character common in Pinot Blanc. The nose is aromatic with soft and creamy mid-palate. The most common descriptor we hear applied to this wine is simply “yummy.”
Pinot Gris, A to Z, Oregon (2008)
Rich and ripe, with a yellow gold color and beautiful flashes of emerald. Powerful aromatics are redolent of ripe citrus fruits, acacia flowers, tropical fruits, honeysuckle, nectarines and pineapple. A concentrated wine with ripe acidity, the finish rolls off the mid-palate and lasts forever.
Château Marjosse Blanc, Bordeaux, France (2006)
A combination of sauvignon blanc, semillion, and muscadelle
grapes that results in a round, rich, golden wine with honeyed and
floral notes. The nose evokes white and exotic fruit, citrus and
white flowers Warm texture and mild finish.
Chateau De Parenchere, Bordeaux, France (2009)
70% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillion, 10% Muscadelle. Ro[e [ear, white peach and chalky mineral scents. Spritzy mouth-feel, showing vibrant citrus acidity and melon notes. Finishes dry and rich in mixed citrus flavors with a slight nuttiness.
Peirano Estate Vineyards, Lodi, California (2007)
A bouquet of lemon and ginger is combined with a palate of
peaches, pineapple, tropical fruit, apples, pears, and orange marmalade. Refreshing finish.
Pouilly Fuisse-Solutre (2006)
Light yellow colored with lovely aromatic freshness, notes of lemon, lime, grapefruit and zesty minerality. Rich and complex, with notes of pear and quince and a lively and energetic underpinning of juicy acidity.