Another successful release from Don Sebastiani & Sons, who seem to have no end of cleverly labeled, inexpensive wines of value. This Lodi entry is perfectly dry and beautifully crisp, with long, deep flavors of limes, Meyer lemons, savory figs and vanilla.
A dry, minerally white wine that’s crisp and clean in acids. It offers subtle, complex citron, lime, wildflower, vanilla wafer and spice flavors. Has the weight of Sauvignon Blanc, but with more opulent fruit.
I like this wine a lot, even though it doesn’t have Viognier’s typical exotic richness. Bone dry, with mouth-tingling acidity and low alcohol, it shows citrus, coconut macaroon, apricot and spice flavors that finish with real complexity. The cool vintage definitely was kind to this inland, Delta appellation.
Full of minerality on the nose, this tropical Viognier from Clarksburg grapes is dry and acidic, well balanced and not over the top in alcohol (13.5%), a spicy, citrus-laden California Viognier worth trying.
Made from 100% Lake County-grown Riesling grapes, this opens with sweet aromas of nectar and golden honey. It’s pretty and off dry (30 g/L residual sugar), remaining balance because of its crisp acidity.
A clean and bright wine with focused acidity, this is a mouthful of lemon and lime flavors, with a hint of peach. With a handful of Chardonnay and Muscat in the mix, this is a great party or midweek white, but it’s also fit for any special occasion.
You’d have no way to know from the label that this is really a sweet dessert wine, but it is. It’s pretty good, too, with crisp acidity framing sweet tea, tangerine, honeydew melon, green pea and honey flavors.