Light green gold in color. The nose is nice with minerals and melons. On the palate, this is tight. Obviously it's young, but still it took some time to open. The melons carry thru to the palate along with a slight grass note. Good finish. Works well with or without food but needs a bit of air. Very solid but seems like some patience may be rewarded. Good now, but will greatness develop? I think so.
80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon. Silvery gold in color. The nose is nice with slight tropical fruit. Also some pears. On the palate, this is nice. Round. Not a lot of acidity. Tasty though and easy to drink. Drink it cold and it will be refreshing. Food friendly. This is under $20 and a pretty good value. Drink over the next few years to enjoy its freshness.
Light silvery gold in color. The nose is big with lots of yellow grapefruit. On the palate, this is not as big but nice. Minerals and clean. A slight bitter note. The finish shows the return of the grapefruit. This took about 30 minutes to open and improved after that. Its an easy drinking wine that is very food friendly. No hard edges. It proved to be quite popular with friends.
Perfect on a hot day. Light golden in color. The nose is great. Fresh with slight tropical fruit, melons, a bit of grass and minerals. Really clean. On the palate, the melons and minerals carry thru. Also a tart note that is interesting. Nice texture. Good acidity. Long finish. Food friendly. This is the kind of wine that is (too) easy to drink an entire bottle of. Refreshing but also with some depth. Fairly priced at $35.
Light golden in color. The nose is quiet at first but opens to nice grapefruit notes. Very fresh on the nose. The grapefruit continues to the palate which is both wide and deep. Good acidity. Worked well with food and on its own. Very tasty. Long finish. No green or grass here. At around $35, this is very fairly priced.
Light green gold in color. The nose is clean and slightly grassy with minerals. More minerals driven on the palate. Not a lot of fruit here. For under $20, this is a nice summer sipper. Easy drinking on its own.
Russell Bevan makes one of the best California Sauvignon Blancs but this may be the best vintage yet. Pop and pour and this was off and running. Light golden in color, slight green. Gorgeous nose of tangerine, floral notes, slight vanilla and caramel. With air, a bit of clean pine as well. Great texture. Slightly oily, full bodied and lush. Deep and powerful. Flavors of tangerine, pine, vanilla and slight papaya. Persistent and fresh. Worked great with food. Got better with air. At around $35, this is well priced.
What a fantastic wine. Deep golden in color. Very pretty. On the nose, there is honey, sea air, and apricots. On the palate, this is very complex. Apple, honey, some citrus (almost a burnt sugar-ish citrus if that makes sense). With air, some creme brulee emerges. Long finish. This is sweet but not as sweet as I expected and no where near cloying. Good acidity. The wine has decades left.
Gold/silver/copper in color. The nose has lemon and minerals with a bit of a metallic quality to it. On the palate, this has good acidity. Full bodied. Green apples especially on the finish. Slightly oily texture. This is a very nice, relatively inexpensive white Bordeaux that is drinking fine right now. I doubt it makes old bones, but that is fine. Food friendly as well.
This is an inexpensive white wine from New Zealand. A great choice for casual drinking at parties. Light gold in color. The nose has tropical fruits, gooseberry although not over the top. On the palate, this is slightly sweet. Still nice tropical fruit. Easy drinking on its own. Works with lighter foods.