Stevenot has tinkered with Verdelho for years, and the work is paying off. This is a wonderful wine that fills a much needed niche in California whites. It’s dry and crisp in the way of Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, but incredibly rich in flavors of honeysuckle flowers, peaches, pineapples and vanilla cream, with a steely minerality that makes the finish bracing…
Viscous in the mouth; the palate yields yellow stone fruit that’s offset by nougat and mineral flavors. An interesting, refreshing wine with some weight, without flashy toast. One to sneak past Chard lovers.
Grassy on the nose, with a citrus base. Has a tiny bit of sweetness on the front palate, like a dot of confectioner’s sugar, which is only a minor distraction. Stone fruit and a dusty-talc feel segues to a fresh, pretty finish that tastes like clean rainwater and peach purée. Sound too fairytale and frou-frou to be true? Taste it.
Here’s a vibrant, assertive wine that’s something like a very dry Sauvignon Blanc. It’s citrusy and minty-grassy, with an edge of white peach and green apple that makes for complexity.
It’s a good thing that the weather is warming up, because this is just the kind of wine that you want in a chiller out on the deck. Floral and light citrus aromas preface flavors of lemon meringue and river rocks. Smooth, dry and refreshing. Imported by The Ravensvale Group.
Nice wine—fresh, zesty and enjoyable. It has a surge of passion fruit, white peach and citrus on the palate, all of which press on through the crisp finish. Serve it at your next gathering; it’s a wine with broad appeal.
One of the few California wineries to focus on this variety, Stevenot’s efforts are really paying off. Marked by high acidity, the wine shows exotic pineapple, lemongrass, kiwi, white pepper and vanilla flavors, and is thoroughly dry. Try as an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.