Anyone who has followed my wine writing, even casually, will know that obscurity is my passion. The weirder, the better. I recently, for example, wrote a book about a winemaking area of Pennsylvania that thrived in the 1800s. And about a year ago, here on PP, I covered my favorite
This is a wine that successfully straddles the line between old world and new world: some of the herbal and acidic tones of a structured classic wine, along with more modern roundness and the fruitiness. The experience begins with an aroma of tropical flowers, herbs and minerals. This transforms seamlessly
Start as an aperitif, and pour another glass for lunch or your first course at dinner. Some earthiness and creaminess mixed with herbs in the aroma. Clean and light on the palate, with a subtly citrus, refreshing end-palate and a touch of orange oil in the finish. WHO: Edna Valley
Aromas of melon and pear waft up from the glass. The palate offers lush peaches and pears, with Meyer lemon and zest. Acidity is zesty, and the finish ends with white florals, lily and gardenia. Drink with fresh trout. Recommended. 89 points. DBH WHO: Dry Creek Vineyard WHAT: Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon
This rich Sauvignon Blanc is softened around the edges with the addition of small amounts of Sauvignon Musque and Sauvignon Gris. The color is pale straw. The nose is soft and rich, crème brûlée and melon. White peaches and honeydew melon show on the palate, lime peeks through on the mid-palate.
Lemon zing and guava soft come together in this refreshing, slightly restrained Sonoma Valley Sauvignon Blanc. The color is a pale, bright gold. Tropical and soft citrus aromas flow up from the glass, guava, mango, and Meyer lemon. The lemon is more tart on the palate, juice and pith. Tropical