White Wines

A Lovely Tocai Friulano

A Lovely Tocai Friulano

CantaruttiTocai Friulano Grave del Friuli2006 This lovely northern Italian is pale gold with a fresh, lightly floral nose. On the palate it's dry, with…

A Drouhin White

A Drouhin White

Joseph DrouhinPouilly-Fuissé2007 This white Burgundy smells of fresh linen and herbs. On the palate it's restrained, with lots of minerality, delivering a full Chardonnay…

Treana: The Essence of Wine

Treana: The Essence of Wine

When I was a kid, I knew what wine tasted like. I knew because I'd read the Narnia books, and The Hobbit, and The…

Two Whites with the Salmon

The leaves are budding, the daffodils are open, and yesterday the bears strolled through our backyard. It's time to celebrate spring. For our first…

King Estate Pinot Gris: Clear Skies

King EstateSignature Collection Oregon Pinot Gris2007 Sweet and light, like a sunny spring day. This wine is nearly colorless, with a nose like almond…

Un Vin Charmant

Mâcon-LugnyLes Charmes2007 Last week I picked up a bottle of this white Burgundy for about nine dollars. I opened it tonight without great expectations,…

The First of the Whites

Ferrari-CaranoFumé Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc)2007 On this late March afternoon, it's sunny and 43º outside, sunny and 72º inside. As an aperitif, we open a…

Summer in a Glass

Ferrari-CaranoFumé Blanc Sonoma County2007 This Fumé Blanc is at the low end of Ferrari-Carano's line, but that's still saying a lot. We've had some…

Flinty and Austere

Sterling VineyardsNapa County Sauvignon Blanc2006 Clean, dry, and serious, this Sauvignon Blanc from the reputable Sterling winery strikes us as intriguing if a bit…