Yes, White Wine for Thanksgiving – from Italy! Some of Italy’s least known white wines might just be your best...
Santa Barbara County’s pioneering winemaker Richard Sanford has been known for his unexpectedly wonderful wines for many decades. He was recently honored as 2020 vintner of the year, a visionary in planting and producing wines in what is now called the Santa Rita Hills AVA [aka Sta Rita Hills]. His
This somewhat disjointed, but ultimately interesting, Pinot Blanc will pair well with a ride range of foods. The color is a very pale straw. A shy nose has hints of tropical fruits and melon. It is more forward on the palate, with melon and guava backed by lemon pith. The
Freshly cut pears and Meyer lemon waft up from the glass. Citrus takes the lead on the palate, white grapefruit and lemon, with pear and hints of toasted hazelnut in the background. White grapefruit lingers on the finish. This is a tart, palate-cleansing wine, something to drink between bites of
Aromas of cinnamon-baked apples waft up from the glass. Fresh apples, crisp cucumber, and white grapefruit come out on the palate. Crisp minerality shines through. This is juicy, bright, and layered. Drink with mussels. Highly Recommended. 92 points. DBH WHO: Dutton Goldfield WHAT: Pinot Blanc DESIGNATION: Shop Block WHEN: 2016
You've likely heard that pinot noir and pinot gris (and pinot blanc) are genetically the same grapes. If you found that unsatisfying, you had the same reaction I did. Obviously they're not the same. Unless the interns go out and paint all of the pinot noir clusters purple at veraison,
Even in its heyday, Communism didn't change people's enjoyment of drinking. But it did change how wine was made and sold, and while many of those changes weren't for the better, there's an interesting legacy in a pretty corner of Europe. Two years ago I happened upon a terrific story