Sauvignon Blanc

(classic tasting notes of cut grass, lemon, herbs and a hint of gooseberry) Sauvignon Blanc is a popular alternative to Chardonnay. It makes a crisp, light wine. The grape and vinification history originated in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. Notes: Herbal flavors, olive and a soft, smoky flavor. It can range from sweet to dry,Continue reading “Sauvignon Blanc”

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Rabl Grüner Veltliner always a winner every time I have it. This Austrian varietal a best-kept-secret among white wines!

Rabl Grüner Veltliner Spiegel from Kamptal. Fresh, crisp, and luscious. Great mouth-feel. Astounding bouquet. I highly recommend any good Austrian Grüner Veltliner. And this is one of the best in the affordable to mid-price range. Rabl’s vineyard management mission is that only the best grapes make high quality wines. They use meticulous foliage treatment to ensure this. TastingContinue reading “Rabl Grüner Veltliner always a winner every time I have it. This Austrian varietal a best-kept-secret among white wines!”

Sauvignon Blanc – the white wine

Sauvignon Blanc   (classic tasting notes of cut grass, lemon, herbs and a hint of gooseberry)   Sauvignon Blanc is a popular alternative to Chardonnay. It makes a crisp, light wine. It originated in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. Tasting Notes: Herbal flavors, olive and a soft, smoky flavor. It can range from sweet toContinue reading “Sauvignon Blanc – the white wine”

Chardonnay (Wine Introduction)

Chardonnay – the grape and the wine (Classic tasting notes: vanilla, tropical fruit, nuts, subtle apples and butter) Chardonnay is the primary white wine of Burgundy. One of the most popular wines in the world.  Other than its home in Burgundy, the best Chards come from Washington State, Oregon, Ontario and California. You can findContinue reading “Chardonnay (Wine Introduction)”

Rabl Grüner Veltliner Spiegel 2012, Kamptal, Austria

Austrian Grüner Veltliner charms us out of our socks! Medium silvery gold in colour. Luscious fruity aroma, with notes of golden plum, spice and lemon. There is also a lime afterthought, with light apricot and honeycomb. Nice viscosity, rich body, dry. Great acidity and a super lengthy finish. This is a stunningly beautiful wine, coating theContinue reading “Rabl Grüner Veltliner Spiegel 2012, Kamptal, Austria”

Joseph Andert Grûner Veltliner Reserve 2007

The most fun Ive ever had in a white wine. What makes it so special? It bursts with fruity liveliness! Aromas of pear and tangerine lead to flavours of green apple, pear and grapefruit rind. Its a dry wine, with hints of minerality and a round mouthfeel. It is delicate, complex and balanced, with aContinue reading “Joseph Andert Grûner Veltliner Reserve 2007”