2016 Arkenstone Sauvignon Blanc, USA, California, Napa, Howell Mountain, Wine Review

Silvery green/gold in color.  The nose has minerals and wax with slight tropical fruit.  On the palate, this is soft with low acidity but still quite refreshing.  The Semillon seems to dominate at this point.  Blind, it drinks like a ripe white Bordeaux.  Peaches and minerals with some waxiness.  Should work with a lot of foods.  It will be interesting to see how this improves, if at all, with some age.  

2005 Château Coutet, France, Sauternes, Barsac, Wine Review

What a delicious wine.  Golden in color.  The nose has honey, quince and slight apricot.  On the palate, this is viscous.  Sweet but not overtly.  Good acidity.  Honey and slightly bitter apricot notes make it easy to drink a second glass.  Long finish.  Easily has a couple of decades left.  Just delicious.  

2016 Peter Michael Sauvignon Blanc L'Apres-Midi, USA, California, Sonoma, Knights Valley, Wine Review

Silvery green in color.  Very nice nose with chalk, minerals, tarragon and slight lemon notes.  Decidedly more mineral driven than fruit.  On the palate, the lemon comes out a bit more along with a bit of peach.  Plenty of minerals as well.  A very nice oily texture.  Great balance and acidity.  Long finish.  This is a energetic and persistent wine that is lean and goes great with food.  It has depth and complexity as well and probably be drinking just fine in ten years, but the energy will be gone, so it is best enjoyed in the next few.  

2017 Château Suau Blanc Sec, France, Bordeaux, Wine Review

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.  

2009 Envy Wines Late Harvest, USA, California, Napa, Wine Review

Golden/green in color.  The nose has honey and slight apricots.  Thick and viscous.  Slightly cloying.  Not a lot of acidity. This is a solid dessert wine, but it really was much more impressive with an assortment of cheeses.  A stinky blue worked quite well.  12% Alcohol.  A nice finish to a meal.  This is in a great place but should last for a long time. 

2011 Château Camperos, France, Bordeaux, Wine Review

This is an inexpensive Sauternes that retails for around $20.  That is a great value for a nice dessert wine.  Light gold/green in color.  The nose has apricots and slight honey.  It has just a hint of sweetness.  Some apricots on the palate.  Nice acidity.  A nice choice for large groups or just a nice finish to a meal.  

2001 Château Suduiraut, France, Bordeaux, Sauternes, Wine Review

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.   

2015 Château Beauregard Ducasse Blanc, France, Bordeaux, Wine Review

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.