Category Archives: White

Sebo Mendoza Torrontes 2016

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Aaron:  This has a crisp citrus smell with lots of orange blossoms and violets.  There was a hint of sweetness with crisp almond butter (though the flavor is not buttery).  This was a bit sharp and metallic and would be amazing on a hot day.  90 points

Teri: Lemon and stone fruits with some (What I think was nectarine) on the nose. Light flavor overall but refreshing. The flavor profile was a blend of nut and fruit. I tasted citrus and kiwi up front with nutty (cashew) floral flavors on the finish. 88 points 

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Chandon Vintage Brut 2012

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Chandon Website, $45

Info on Wine Searcher


Aaron: This is a solid brut.  Traditionally sharp and dry as you would expect, the nose is a non-factor.  I noticed pine on the flavor and not a lot of apple or pear like other sparkling wines.  89 points

Teri: Light nose, just a hint of lemon curd. Very crisp, dry and leaves you with a nice clean mouthfeel. Some grapefruit and lemon on the taste. Pleasent flavors and easy to drink. 89 points

Domaine Ste Michelle Brut NV

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Purchased from Costco, $9

Chateau Ste Michelle, $13

Total Wine & More, $11.99

BevMo, $8.99


Aaron: This isn’t anything to write home about on its own but great for mimosas.  The nose and flavor are both a little citrusy but not overwhelming.  Apple, pear, and lemongrass reeds were on most of the taste buds.  88 points

Teri: Light almond nose with crisp flavors of peach and almond. The flavor is long lasting and I enjoy the mouthfeel of the sparkling wine. Nothing too out of the ordinary but very enjoyable; a wonderful value. 89 points

Butternut Chardonnay 2014

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Purchased from Cost Plus World Market, $15.99 ($11.49 sale)

Total Wine & More, $12.29


Aaron:  This has a nutty, buttery nose (Teri chose the bottle and I didn’t see the name when I made my tasting notes).  There were lots of pecans and cashews with a little buttermilk on the finish.  This reminded me of creamy citrus and olive oil.  90 points

Teri: Other than stone fruits and rose petals on the nose, this bottle lives up to its name. Buttery full Chardonnay, especially on the finish. Flavors of vanilla, peaches, apple pie and cream fill your palate from start to finish. Overall, delightful (especially if buttery chards are your thing)! 92 points

Au Haro Sauvignon Blanc 2016

 

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Cellar Tracker Info

Available on Hello Fresh


Aaron: White stone fruits make for a crisp and clean nose, while the flavor is light and a bit tangy.  Lots of lemon zest and citrus flavors – not as sweet as the nose implied.  Some olive branches in the background with mushrooms but really mostly lemon.  88 points

Teri: Abundant peach with a little apricot on the nose. Flavors of papaya and nectarine with just a little citrus on the finish. Good flavors overall, my only critique is that is tastes slightly watered down. Overall solid white wine. 89 points