Tuesday, August 21, 2018
The 2017 Farmhouse White from Cline Cellars mixes it up and stands out from most white blends because of the uniqueness of the six varietals that are the backbone of this refreshing beauty. Medium golden with loads of honeycomb and warm tropic fruits on the nose. Hints of wildflower appear as this wine warms to (my) proper drinking temperature (which is room temperature). Blended with Palomino (41%), Muscat Canelli (25%), Roussanne (22%), Marsanne (6%), Viognier (5%) and Riesling (1%), this wine provides a crisp and slightly sweet flavor profile of tropical fruits, pear preserves, key lime pie and cantaloupe. The finish is solid and this wine should be taken seriously, because it is one that will bring you back over and over again. I would recommend this with raw veggies and dill dip or bruschetta that is high in garlic content.
Suggested retail price: $15.00
Drink The Bottles score: 87/100
Sunday, March 18, 2018
This Columbia Valley Chardonnay from Bookwalter Winery is a straight forward, fun sipping wine that presents lemon, pear, dried grasses and hints of mineral throughout the nose. It's not overly aromatic, but the flavors are the stars here. The blending of Viognier helps make this sweet and bright. Flavors of candied lemon, pear and honey on the tongue and all the way through the finish. Although I taste and drink most of my white wines at room temperature, I think this wine would be incredibly refreshing served very cool and with oysters on the half shell or with a cobb salad. For the price point, it would be easy to have 2 or 3 bottles around all of the time. This wine is 76% Chardonnay and 24% Viognier.
Columbia Valley, Washington
Suggested retail price: $20.00
Drink The Bottles score: 88/100
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