Significant Other (White Wines)


  •           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.   

    Lasseter Family Winery Enjoue

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

    Little  Vineyards nv

    “Band Blend” Rose, ( zin, cab, cab franc) Sonoma, nv..........................25.

    Korbin Kameron Rose',

    Sonoma Valley, 12 (merlot)...................................................................23.

     

                                Gewurztraminer

    Gewurztraminer can range from off-dry to slightly sweet. This little grape produces very big aromatics, offering scents of rose, clove, peach, apricot and lychee.  Try it-what's the Gewurz that can happen?

    Larson Family Winery Gewurztraminer

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

    Arrowood Gewerztraminer

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

                           

                               Riesling

    The “Baby Bear” of the wine world, riesling is not too sweet, and not too dry-it's just right. Lovely notes of white peach, crisp pear and a slightly floral nose abound. Hard to find in Sonoma Valley, but once discovered, you will have a new  riesling to live.

    Scribe Rieslng

    Sonoma Valley, 12..............................................................................45.

                                          

                                        Rousanne

    Rousanne 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.

    Atmosphere Marsanne/Rousanne,

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

    Wellington Roussanne

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

              “When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.”~ Henry Youngman              8.     

                 

                      Pinot Blanc

     

    Pinot Blanc wines  are 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.

     

    Arrowood Pinot Blanc

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

    Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc

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

     

                        

                                           

                                        Viognier

     

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

    pears, and sometimes honeysuckle. Like a professional politician, this varietal

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

    And neither the viognier or the politician ever  improve with age.

                           

                                         Sonoma

    Thomas George Viognier

    WildWood Vineyard, Sonoma Valley,  10....................................48.

    Anaba Viognier

    Landa Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, 10……………………………45.

    Two Amigos Viognier

    Sonoma Valley, 12……………………………………………….26.

    Jemrose Viognier

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

    La Crema, Viognier

                       Bennett Valley, Sonoma, 12............................................................49.

     

     

     

     

      “It doesn’t matter if the glass is half empty or half full.

        There is clearly room for more wine”. – Anonymous                 

                                                                                                   

                                                                                         

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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.

                       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.

    Carlisle  “The Derivative”

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

    Eric Ross Marsanne-Rousanne

    Saralee's Vineyard, Russian River Valley 10...........................................................31.

     Spann Vineyards, Chardonnay-Viognier,

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

    Wellington “The Duchess”

    Chardonnay, Rousanne & Sauv Blanc, Sonoma, 11…………..............................21.

                       Conundrum Meritage, 

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

    Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc – Viognier,

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

       

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