Mineral Wine Reviews

I drank these 2 wines and tasted apple, bright, low acid, mineral, saline. The wines are food-friendly, natural, organic, organically farmed, small production and came from Tablas Creek Tasting Room, The International Series of The California Wine Club.

Wine reviews by: Jessyca Frederick

Patelin de Tablas Blanc

2021 Tablas Creek Vineyards Patelin de Tablas Blanc

I smelled white fruit and enjoyed an appley mid-palate (the Grenache Blanc), a hint of Meyer lemon, and a nice minerality supported by mild acidity.

Tasting notes: apple, low acid, mineral

Sauvignon Blanc Klassik

2020 Michi Lorenz Sauvignon Blanc Klassik

This particular Sauvignon Blanc was not super complex, but it was bright and food-friendly — a stated goal for Michi Lorenz, who wishes to make wine “not to be loud, and to fascinate people at the same time.”

Tasting notes: mineral, saline, bright

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