What a beautiful take on Vermentino. Decidedly California in style, but the wine bears some resemblance to the classic Italian versions. Light golden in color with some green hues. Medium bodied. The nose has a bit of citrus (tangerine) along with slight guava notes. Slightly viscous. Excellent cut. On the palate, more lemon than tangerine with nice underlying minerality. Lively acidity but no sharp edges makes this very easy to drink. The acidity and minerality set this apart from so many Napa whites. Nice finish. Consumed over two nights, this was even better on night 2. This
This is an inexpensive easy white from Sardinia. Light gold/green in color. The nose is more about minerals and smoke but there is some lime. On the palate, this has a nice, slightly oily texture. Nice mineral drive lime with good acidity. Nice finish. This makes easy drinking on its own but also works well with light foods. A nice party wine.
Light golden in color with slight green swirls. The nose has some lime and pears and also some minerals. On the palate, this is a nice, slightly oily texture. Minerals. Lighter in body. Very easy drinking. No bitterness. Ligurian wines are not that common in the US. Retails for $24.
One of the great white Rhone wines from California. 50% Roussanne, 20% Grenache Blanc, 10% Vermentino, 10% Picpoul, 10% Marsanne. Green gold in color. The nose has slight limes with some citrus and slight wax. On the palate, this has a wonderful plush texture with great crispness on the wine. Deep and complex despite its youth, it unwinds in the glass. Slightly oily. Long finish. Works with or without foods. This will likely age well, but is so good now, I don't think it gets better, just different.
Light green gold in color. The nose has minerals and limes. On the palate, a wet rock quality. Good acidity. Oily texture. Very food friendly for lighter/medium weight foods. Nice finish. This retails for around $17 and is a very nice value. While it might drink well for a few years though, the freshness will probably disappear by next summer, so I would drink soon. This would be great for fall clambakes!
30% Rousanne, 25% Marsanne, 20% Grenache Blanc, 15% Picpoul, and 10% Vermentino. This is one of my favorite (mostly) Rhone white wines from Paso Robles. Light golden in color. The nose is really nice with peaches, slight canned peaches, a nice minerals streak, some vanilla candle and some lemon peel. On the palate, this has a great oily texture. Slightly viscous. An excellent crispness. Depth and complexity. Do not serve this too cold as the complexity really comes out when the wine starts to get over 60F. Peaches, lemons, and minerals. Long finish. Great with food.