White Wines

Duly Noted

Duly Noted

Gaia Estate Notios White2008Current price: about $15 We opened this southern Greek white to honor of the arrival in the U.S. of a friend…

O Grinho

O Grinho

Bonny Doon Vineyard Vinho Grinho2009Current price: about $20 (as club members we paid $17) Made from 56% Portuguese loureiro grapes and 44% Spanish albariño,…

Tasting Green

Tasting Green

Höpler Grüner Veltliner2008Current price: about $17 Pale greenish gold, the nose is fresh like grass or new-cut hay. On the palate I get gooseberries,…

Lifted

Lifted

Bonny Doon Vineyard Paso Robles Viognier2009Current price: about $20 (as club members we paid $17) This wine is a pure, pale yellow, washed clean…

Bright

Bright

Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc2008Current price: about $14 Spring weather today, 68°F and sunny. My garlic's up, and one crocus—school bus yellow—popped open midday. It's time…

Yet Another Grape

Yet Another Grape

Piero Mancini Vermentino di Gallura DOCG2006Current price: about $8 This white from the northeastern corner of Sardinia is very pale gold, offering aromas of…

Unaffected

Unaffected

Trimbach Pinot Blanc2006Current price: about $12 Very light, with a slightly flowery nose, clear and clean. It drinks a little appley, almost like dry…

Scholium

Scholium

Scholium Project Lost Slough Vineyards Gemella2007Current price: about $50 We gathered last night for braised beef and an array of powerful Turleys (on which…

Lit From Within

Lit From Within

Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Blanc2004Current price: about $22 (2007 vintage) Brilliant yellow-gold, clear like March sun. It smells to me like the beach,…

And Flights of Angels Sing Thee

And Flights of Angels Sing Thee

Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Vol des Anges2006Current price: about $30 Gold, liquid gold. Unctuous swirled, it fills my nose with pear and apricot. Once inside,…

The Moon in a Glass

The Moon in a Glass

Ca' del Solo Estate VineyardMuscat2008Price: $18 This wine is a pale, translucent gold, a warm moonbeam in a glass. It offers a nose of…

Clear and True

Clear and True

J. M. BoillotMontagny 1er Cru2007 We poured this white Burgundy into a Bordeaux glass, thinking it could take it. It can. Straw gold and…