White Blends Wine Reviews
These are my most recent White Blends reviews. I drank each of these White Blends wines and this is what I think about them. My opinions about each wine are my own.
Wine reviews by: Jessyca Frederick |
2021 Michelas St Jemms Crozes-Hermitage Blanc
Especially waxy when I drank it, this blend was noticeably less viscous and fruity than California versions of Rhône whites.
Tasting notes: waxy, apricot, pear
A food-friendly white wine (branco is white in Portuguese) was light and refreshing with flavors of stone fruit and minerality.
Tasting notes: bright, stone fruit, apricot, peach, minerality
2021 “Special Club” White Wine Blend
The drier, lemony flavors of the Sauvignon Blanc sort of pushed and pulled on the fruitier, more aromatic Riesling and Chenin Blanc. Lacked expected brightness.
Tasting notes: lemon, fruity
Wines, like this one, matured sur lie (on the lees) are always the most interesting to drink — aromatic, complex fruit combinations, strong floral notes, with incredibly long and creamy finishes.
Tasting notes: aromatic, floral, creamy
What an interesting wine! Initial impressions of stone fruit and floral notes on the nose. The honeyed character made me think of Viognier, but it was different... “waxiness.”
Tasting notes: stone fruit, floral, aromatic, citrus, bright
What I liked was that the Semillon added a bit of a honeyed, bitterish note to counteract the Sauv Blanc’s acidic fruitiness. It reminded me of a bright Viognier or a Viognier/Roussanne blend.
Tasting notes: honey, bitter, fruity, bright
2021 Camaraderie Cellars Pinot Gris Yakima Valley
This is an example of a wine that wasn’t especially distinctive, but was exactly as advertised, “Fresh, bright acidity matches aromatics of apple and pear.” Food-friendly, indeed.
Tasting notes: apple, pear, bright
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