This balanced Pinot is easy to like. Made in a lighter-bodied style, it’s fragrant in red cherry, cola, tangerine and root beer. Finishes with a nice, food-friendly bite of acidity, and should hold well for several years.
Run, don’t walk, to find this wine. It’s everything you want Pinot to be: dry, silky, racy and subtle. So easy to drink, with its polished cherry, cola, herb and pepper flavors, but complex and savory. A great food wine at an extraordinary price.
Fans of simple, fruity Pinot Gris or Grigio should graduate to this fine wine, which is one of the best of class in this price range in California. The wine is bone dry and crisp in cool-climate acidity, offering a racy mouthful of tangerine and pear flavors that finish with a vanilla honey richness.
This wine from the hills above Anderson Valley needed time to open but once it did it revealed itself to be a very good, cool-climate version of the variety. This is full of blackberry and peppery spice, its high acidity perfect for a range of food.
Made from fruit sourced from the mighty Ferrington Vineyard, this tank-fermented Gewürztraminer is crafted without oak or malolactic fermentation. The result is a light, lemony and floral wine, with moderate acidity and a note of chai tea on the finish that lends an exotic edge.
Despite a relatively modest stated alcohol level of 13.6%, one of our tasters downgraded this wine for being a bit hot tasting, or it would have scored even higher. It does have a harmonious bouquet of pepper, herbs and berries, while the palate consists of a core of red berries covered in layers of spice. It’s a leaner, spice-driven style.
Shows the crisp acidity and bright minerality that characterize so many whites from this coastal Mendocino appellation. The Gewürz varietal personality kicks in with loads of spices, along with garden flowers, citrus fruits and green apples. A nice, bone-dry white wine to drink with tempura, Vietnamese fare, or crostini with goat cheese and grilled peppers.