Blanc De Blanc

Claude Riffault

Les Boucauds Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

On this Wednesday, "Hump Day", I have opened the 2019 Domaine Claude Riffault Sancerre Les Boucauds.

On the nose I am getting lime, white peach, pear, melon, gooseberry, nectarine and minerals.

On the palate is good notes of lime, white peach, grapefruit, pear, minerality and some flinty stone.

This is a beautiful Sancerre medium bodied wine with medium + acidity that moves nicely into a long fresh citrus mineral finish. I hope everyone's week is going well as we continue to move quickly into spring. What a beautiful week we have been having with springtime temperatures. Please stay safe and healthy and enjoy the rest of your week. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 3 days ago

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Cave de la Vigne Blanche

Kirkland Signature Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Nose has cold-ripe peach, washed lime, wet limestone and lemon slice.

Palate has lime peel, under-ripe peach, cold lychee, candied lemon with mild acidity, but it's in great balance to the fruit.

$15.49 at Costco, best wine bargain I've seen in the warehouse in quite some time. Everyone should buy at least a bottle if you like a crisp wine for your summer enjoyment. We've got more and will enjoy next in the warmer weather!
— 8 hours ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@John Howard Right on, very nice effort here from the Costco team. Agree, likely one of the top Kirkland wines.
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

I don’t have a Cosco card. Would just buy too much stuff. Sounds like this is a great bottle.
Severn Goodwin

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Find someone that does, and have them get you a bottle.

François Chidaine

Les Tuffeaux Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2005

The deep, sunny yellow of sunflowers. Shy but complex nose of honey, apricot, mango and several floral and animal notes. Demi-sec palate. Rich and sensual. More passionfruit than apricot. Plus mango and pineapple. Awesome balance.
Marvelous juice!
— 13 hours ago

Peter, Thijs and 9 others liked this

Domaine du Collier

Saumur Blanc Chenin Blanc 2011

Alder Yarrow

There are times when the only thing that will do the trick is an old-school Chenin. And boy was this on target. Positively crackling with acidity, citrus pith and pear, quince and crushed quartz all vibrating with energy in the mouth. You’d never guess this was a 9 year-old wine. Fresh as a daisy and utterly compelling. — 7 days ago

Daniel P., Matt and 11 others liked this


Cramant Extra Brut Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de blancs

2016 base (70%) disgorged March 2019. Dosage 3g/l. Very nice champagne, but lacks in complexity to be really great. Maybe too young? — 13 hours ago

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Edo, Thijs and 16 others liked this

Le Rocher des Violettes (Xavier Weisskopf)

Touche-Mitaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc 2018

Very concentrated and even a bit of extract - but still very pure, and racy. Muted and mostly mineral upon opening but just a few minutes of air brings out the spice and fruit (with some surprising tropical notes). High intensity and length for a $25 retail. Maybe not the most refined at this stage but could reward further aging — 4 days ago

Peter, Hermes and 2 others liked this

Olema Wines

Sauvignon Blanc 2019

This is an easy drinking Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley. Crisp and refreshing with a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with mild complexity.

Showing limes, citrus, green apples, grapefruits and bitter herbs.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

A good everyday wine and good for parties or the pool.

12% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 9 days ago

Hermes, Daniel P. and 10 others liked this

Duckhorn Vineyards

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Beginning of the week and lets start it off with the 2019 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc.

On the nose there is lime, peach, green apple, tropical fruit, melon and nice minerality.

On the palate I am getting lime, nectarine, lychee, melon, bees wax and a good mineral note.

This wine is medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel, medium to medium + acidity and medium to medium long fresh citrus finish. I hope everyone had a wonderful week and the week ahead looks promising. Please stay healthy and safe and make the week an eventful one. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 5 days ago

Paul, Sharon and 15 others liked this

Domaine Lafage

Centenaire Côtes du Roussillon Grenache Blanc Blend 2014

Back story... working in home cellar yesterday... found 6 bottles of this I had forgotten about..paid $12 a bottle about 5 years ago. Thought oh well, try one and toss. Wow! Was I wrong! Color.. still very light lemon yellow. Wonderful floral notes on nose. As the wine warms, it’s round and weighty... still acid driven but round and almost oily. Ripe juicy pear, red apple, and straw. Had the wine with really good veal piccata and buttered, cheesy fettuccine. I need to seek out more of this wine... I remember the reds were very good... but the Grenache Blanc is out-of-bounds. What a steal! Buy this shit in bulk! — 8 days ago

Rob, Bryan and 4 others liked this

Von Winning

Sauvignon Blanc II Trocken 2019

German SB seemed like a good call tonight for reasons I can’t articulate. It’s pale green yellow in the glass, some CO2 fizz and an aromatic bouquet of cucumber lime and herbs, with green and yellow fruits popping all over the place. Fresh, fun, distinctive, gone in a hurry — 3 days ago

Stephen, Severn and 16 others liked this
Adriana Fabbro

Adriana Fabbro

Adore those SB’s like basically everything else from VW. At one time our shop carried both the “I” and “II” simultaneously and it was chaos.