Taste Off: White Wine Sampler
6-Pack | 50ml Bottles
Sauv Blanc, Riesling, & Chardonnay
These wines have been hand-selected for you to compare side by side. For the optimal tasting experience, savor the wines from left to right. Taste dry, crisp Sauvignon Blanc next to off-dry Riesling and oaked Chardonnay. You're bound to find something to love in this stellar lineup!
2011 Whitehall Lane Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley, California)
From a cool vintage in Napa, this wine follows Whitehall Lane's style of fruit-forward and refreshingly crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Fermented in a mix of stainless steel tanks and new French oak barrels, it is light- to medium-bodied with excellent balance. Citrus, grapefruit, lemongrass, and toasty oak. Pair it with shellfish, seafood, and pasta primavera.
2011 Jax Y3 Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley, California)
A hot summer day in Calistoga was the inspiration for this clean, crisp, and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. Fermented in 100% stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation, this wine stays true to its varietal integrity with stony minerality and bright fruit. Guava, mineral, white flowers, stone fruit, and citrus. Pair with goat cheese, oysters, and spinach salad.
2010 Red Newt Cellars Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, New York)
This Red Newt Riesling is dry and firm with moderate weight on the palate focused by edgy acidity and a round but lean finish. The elegant combination of fruit and minerality makes it an exceptional companion for a wide variety of cuisines. Lime peel, apricot, honey, and red apple. Pair it with grilled salmon with sautéed peaches and fennel.
2011 Dr. Frank Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, New York)
The 2011 Dry Riesling has a classic straw color with a crisp, green hue. The nose shows typical Keuka Lake minerality with fresh lemon citrus and apple with an intriguing blossom aroma. Fresh lemon, apple, orange blossom, and slatey mineral. Pair it with fin fish or shellfish.
2010 Hahn SLH Estate Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands, California)
The Hahn SLH Estate Chardonnay was harvested from the 156-acre Lone Oak Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands. A distinct creaminess on the palate lends this full-bodied Chardonnay a sense of opulence and sophistication. Ripe pear, violets, lavender, allspice, green apple, and citrus. Pair it with sweet potato gnocchi or roasted wild salmon.
2009 Schug Chardonnay (Carneros, California)
Chardonnay grapes grown on the cool-climate Carneros Estate vineyard underwent traditional European winemaking practices. Well-balanced acidity gives it a crisp, clean finish, making it an excellent wine with food. Tropical fruit, citrus, pear, and apple butter. Pear it with cream soups, seafood, fowl, veal, or pasta.