White Wine Notes

We try to take short notes when we drink a new wine; I decided that if I post them here, I’ll have a better chance of finding them again (the notes date back to sometime in 2002, and are somewhat intermittent). Red wine notes will follow some other day.

Since we’re very light drinkers, unless we have company, we reseal the wine with a Vac-U-Vin and have it again a day or two later. Some wines fare better under this treatment than others.

Wine Comments
Fetzer Echo Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2002 Pleasant, survives well.
Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc 2002 David thought it was light and fruity; Diane thought it was rather astringent; we both liked it.
Trentino Pinot Grigio 2002 Liked it.
Johannesburg Riesling 2002
Sweet, but goes well with salmon.
Pacific Rim Dry Riesling (Bonny Doon) Liked it with chicken and the next day with salmon.
Beringer Chenin Blanc Nutty, the way a Chenin Blanc should be.
Brancott Vineyards Marlbourough Sauvignon Blanc Sweet.
Camelot Sauvignon Blanc 2002 Nice, slighly sweet and very slightly nutty.
Ferrari Carano Fumé Blanc 2002 Diane liked it.
Armstrong Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2001 OK.
Mezza Corona Pinot Grigio 2002 Very good.
Coppola Bianco 2002 OK
Nobilo Icon Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
A winner!
Ca’del Solo California Big House White 2003 Yuk. Better than Two Buck Chuck, but still Yuk.
Kenwood Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2001 Better than OK.
Buena Vista Sauvignon Blanc 2002 We both liked it; fruity.
The Stump Jump Riesling/Sauvignon Blanc/Marsanne 2003 Not worth buying again.
“Cloud Piercer” Sauvignon Blanc 2004 Nutty, good. A favorite.
Airlie Pinot Gris 2001 (Oregon) Very fruity. Too fruity, in fact.
Merryvale Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2004 Crisp and fruity the first night; not nearly as good the second. Worth another try.

4 thoughts on “White Wine Notes

  1. What’s with all this wine drinking? Obviously you didn’t
    get a taste for the good stuff at the ‘Tute” and at all the
    Player’s parties. As I recall, most of the stuff was kinda in
    the style of “wine that gets filtered through old dirty socks”.
    Amazing how our taste’s change!

    I’d like to add my vote for the Bonny Doon Pacific Rim Riesling. I bought a few bottles last year and they still hold up nicely.

    Buffalo Bruce

  2. may i ask where you purchased the cloud piercer sauvignon blanc? i would like to try it. thanks.

  3. @2: Sure — I bought the Cloud Piercer at Trader Joe’s (probably in Los Gatos, but it might have been Saratoga or Almaden). They had it in stock the last time I was there, a week or so ago.


  4. @1: The only wine I can remember drinking while I was at the Tute is (I shudder to admit) Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill. Once, during Freshman year. I drank half a glassful, no more — then I spent the next couple of hours with a severe stomach ache.

    My tastes have changed since then. So has my budget. :-)

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