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  1. JAYKAY

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    I browsed back about three years and didn’t see a thread specifically dedicated to white wine. I have enjoyed the red wine thread very much, and found some good picks as a result.

    So…. Let’s give white wine a try. We opened an exceptional white Bordeaux last night, and several others over the summer. (Apologies for the lack of pics).

    Last night:
    2018 Chateau Pape Clement Blanc

    Previously:
    2019 Chateau d’Yquem “Y”
    2018 Aile d’Argent

    What are your picks? I’d specifically like to hear about your experiences with other regions including Germany, Italy and Spain.

    JK

    P.S. I will include a pic of the most recent delivery.

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  2. Alpintourer

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    I got into whites after having lived in Upstate NY and enjoyed the Rieslings that did very well in the Finger Lakes terroir.
    I would frequent the wineries around Seneca and Cayuga Lake. At the time (it's been years) my favorite was from Lamoreaux Landing: lamoreauxwine.com. I tend to try a lot of Rieslings that seem orphaned in wine shops. Not a popular grape. I like Gewürztraminers with something spicy. On the drier side my preference is for Grüner Veltliner from eastern Austria. Perfect with a cheese fondue. A Portuguese Vinho Verde is a light refreshing white most anytime. There is a lot of range in whites worth exploring but I hate Chardonnays of any sort.
     
  3. JAYKAY

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    I enjoy Gewurz as well occasionally. Do you have any recommendations for Gruner Veltliker? It’s a wine I’ve wanted to explore, but haven’t gotten around to.

    California Chardonnay is not my thing at all, but I do enjoy a Pouilly Fuisse from time to time. Chateau Fuisse’s Tete de Cuvée is a nice pick around $40. I think it is 60/40 used oak / stainless.

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    Austrian wines are so very hard to come by unless you are near a Total Wine type big box store. I usually buy a variety when I see them and then drink when the mood arises. Sorry, no recommendations I can think of right off hand.
     
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    We’ve got Binny’s, which has pretty much everything but even their Austrian selection is weak. I’ll explore and report back.

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    Very good quality and value across the board are the Austrian wines from Kracher. They make a very drinkable pinot gris (trocken) but their Riesling are terrific, including their portfolio of sweet wines. I never buy wine from Total Wine...try to find a small shop with a seller who gets to know you, your tastes, budget, etc. Most shops can also order for you if the wine is available in your state.
     
  7. Steelton Keith

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    I'm happy to see this thread. I'm not a fan of big oaky Chards either. I'll start to post suggestions from France and Italy. Good everyday drinkers can be found in Oregon Pinot Gris. I'll post some up as well. One that immediately comes to mind is the Four Graces label. Cheers!
     
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    So last night I made a Binny’s run, and grabbed two of the Gruner Veltliner that they had.

    I chilled the Meinklang down and opened it with Chinese last night. At least than $15 it was nice bottle, though sort of thin. Not shocking given the price, but I will buy again. The green apple, and herbal notes came through well enough for me to press on with the style.

    The Brundlmayer will get opened sometime this week.

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    For something surprising, try the Isole e Olena Chardonnay. Not what one would expect from Italy...almost Burgundian and a delicious bottle
     
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    We enjoy the NZ Sauvignon Blancs but the best Cali SB in my opinion is the Merry Edwards. Give it a try. About $ 30.
     
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    We drink a fair bit of white. Anything without a bunch of oak and not malo. 95% from France or Italy.

    been drinking cases of a $9.99 Rhone white from Costco this year…I think I’ve bought at least 5 cases of it so far. Had one tonight in fact. It’s simple, fresh, crisp and dry. Just enough interesting elements and nothing over done about it. Goes with many dishes, fish, seafood and chicken mostly. But it’s certainly not noteworthy, it’s a simple summer sipper.


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    Excellent! I generally love Gaja wines. I will run that one down.

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    Nice vino, Dr. Frank & Hermann J. Weimer are two of the top producers of Riesling in the Lake regions. Weimer was one of the first if not the first to really produce quality Riesling.
     
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    I think I posted somewhere about Forge Cellars Riesling from Finger Lakes. Excellent and age-worthy as well.
     
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    For those who like NZ for SB as daily drinkers, the 2021 vintage is arriving. Get yours now if you can.
     
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    NZ harvest down 30% in Marlborough, although quality is said to be exceptional.
     
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    Our go to white is Aubert CIX Estate. Flowers is also a good drinker for the price.
     
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    That’s excellent! I’ve never even heard that Ornellaia makes a Bianco. Looks like I have another bottle to research and track down.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    For many years, Merry Edwards has been widely thought to be the best Cali SB. I could usually get it for around $ 35. My wine guy tells me someone recently bought the brand, and now retail is $60. For that price for a Cali SB no matter how good, let someone else drink mine.
     
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    Might want to try this:https://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=1539703&searchId=64bd68e9-b3c1-4855-b58a-74664c8a8728&searchServiceName=klwines-prod-productsearch&searchRank=2
    I bought Edwards from the beginning too! Many better at a lower price now...At $60. you can buy Peter MIchael's...
     
  25. Steelton Keith

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    Thanks Teg, I do not drink much Cali SB / Chard but I serve only American wines at Thanksgiving.
     

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