Significant Other (White Wines)


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    SIGNIFICANT OTHERS...White


    Blush & Rose'

    Blush wines are produced by allowing red grape skins to remain in limited contact with the grape juice before fermentation starts, creating a pink-tinted juice. The skins are then extracted, and the pink juice is treated in the same manner as white juice. Like Molly Ringwold in “Pretty in Pink”, these wines are often dry, sometimes sweet, and always prom dress pink. Enjoy summer in a glass year round with strawberry, mango & pink grapefruit notes and a long, supple finish.

    Sonoma

    Lasseter Family Winery Enjoue

    Sonoma Valley, 11 syrah, mourvedre, grenache..................................35.

    Little Vineyards nv

    Band Blend” Rose, Sonoma, nv..................................................25.

    Buehler White Zinfandel

    California 06..................................................................................26.


    Gewurztraminer

    Gewurztraminer can range from off-dry to sweet. This grape produces very aromatic wines, offering scents of rose, clove, peach, apricot and candied fruit. Try it-what's the Gewurz that can happen?

    Sonoma

    Larson Family Winery Gewurztraminer

    Carneros, Sonoma, 12................................................................23.

    Arrowood Gewerztraminer

    Saralee’s Vineyard, Russian River Valley, 08............................50.

    Napa & Northern California

    Londer Dry Gewurztraminer

    Anderson Valley, 07.…………………….…..............................47.

    Rousanne

    Roussanne is not overtly fruity, but often reminiscent of a flowery herbal tea. In warm climates, it produces rich wines, with flirty flavors of honey lime, and pear, and a full body. In cooler climates it is more floral and more delicate, with higher acidity, and is always delicious when blended . Like Dorothy says,there's no place like Rhone.

    Sonoma

    Atmosphere Marsanne/Rousanne,

    Dos Burros Sonoma Valley, 09.................................................48.

    Napa & Northern California

    Wellington Roussanne

    Sonoma County, 09....................................................................30.

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    Pinot Blanc


    Pinot Blanc wines are as as lively as a California gubernatorial debate, with notes of fresh, yeasty apple, sometimes with a hint of spice, pear or melon, and good acidity.

    Sonoma

    Arrowood Pinot Blanc

    Saralee’s Vyd, Russian River 06 ................................................60.

    Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc

    Sonoma County, 10.....................................................................30.


    Grenache Blanc


    Grenache Blanc, hard to find but delicious when you do, has pear, peach

    and spring blossom notes with well balanced acidity.

    Sonoma & California


    R2 Wine Company, Grenache Blanc

    Santa Ynez Valley, 10...........…...................................................34.

    Viognier

    Viognier has a dry body with a vibrant floral nose of apricots, peaches

    and pears, and sometimes honeysuckle. Like a politician, this wine

    exhibits different qualities at once; dry one moment, sweet the next.

    Sonoma


    Thomas George Viognier

    WildWood Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, 09....................................48.

    Jemrose Viognier

    Egret Pond Vineyard, Bennett Valley, Sonoma County, 10.........47.

    La Crema, Viognier

    Sonoma County, 10......................................................................49.


    Napa & Northern California

    Freemark Abbey Viognier

    Rutherford, Napa Valley, 08.............……….....................……..32.

    Cline Viognier

    California, 11...............................................................................25.





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    Pinot Gris/Grigio

    You could say Pinot Gris/Grigio is the cross dresser of the grape world. This is the same grape, but produced in two different styles. The Pinot Gris style tends to be relatively big, rich and full-flavored, with honey peach and pear notes, while the Pinot Grigio style is more flinty and crisp, with delicate green apple, and spice, and good acid structure.


    Clarbec Vineyards Pinot Gris

    Clarbec Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, 10......................................... 25.

    Mulas Family Pinot Gris

    Sonoma Valley 10.........................................................................31.

    Larson Family Winery Pinot Gris

    Sonoma Valley, 11.........................................................................30.

    Rocky Hill Pinot Gris

    Richard Dinner Vineyards, Sonoma Mountain, 10.......................33.

    Charles Creek Winery Pinot Gris

    Sonoma, 07...................................................................................29.

    Muscardini Pinot Grigio,

    Sonoma, 10...................................................................................30.

    Meaningful White Blends

    White Blends, delicious combinations of the winemakers whims, are like Forrest Gump's chocolates, always delicious-and you never know what you gonna get.

    Marsanne aromas can suggest almond paste or citrus, mixed with perfume, and can add a lovely bees wax quality to wine.

    Rousanne, usually used in blended wines, is delicate with wildflower or sometimes green tea aromas.

    Muscadelle & Semillon, have hints of pear, tangerine, apples and bee pollen.

    Viognier, like Marilyn (Monroe, not Manson) has a lush, seductive body, and often

    has hints of honeysuckle, citrus and apricot that will tickle your nose.

    Sonoma

    Carlisle “The Derivative”

    76% Semillon, Monte Rosso, 24% Muscadelle, Pagani Ranch, Sonoma Valley,10.......35.

    Eric Ross Marsanne-Rousanne

    Saralee's Vineard, Russian River Valley 09.........................................................31.

    Spann Vineyards, Chardonnay-Viognier,

    North Coast, 10....................................................................................................29.

    Napa & Northern California

                           Conundrum

    Meritage, sauv. blanc, muscat canelli, chardonnay, viognier, California, 10.................................46.

    Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc – Viognier,

    California, 10.......................................................................................................19.

    JC Cellars

    The First Date” Rousanne & Marsanne, California, 05.....................................39.

     

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