Prosecco: Zonin: Italy
The nose shows a little lemon-lime citrus peel. The effervescence is healthy and the pinpoint bubbles treat you throughout the whole glass. Pleasantly dry, with notes of almonds. The finish leaves you with a tingly touch of Valencia orange.
Sparkling Rose’: Sofia Rose’, 2010: Monterey County, California
Feminine and stylish, with a fragrant perfume of fresh strawberries and lavender, this rosé explodes with ripe, juicy flavors of cherry, raspberry and citrus zest.
Sparkling: Korbel Blanc de Noirs: California
Fresh and full of flavor, this is the perfect spring and summer champagne. Korbel uses pinot noir cuvées with lots of raspberry and strawberry flavor balance, and a light-flavored white cuvée for a delicate finish.
Sauvignon Blanc: Joel Gott, 2010: California
The aroma is big and herbaceous. Flavors of crisp apple, kiwi and grapefruit are prominent with refreshing acidity. It shows remarkable balance for a wine of such distinct flavors. The finish is long and intense; sound like a New Zealand sauvignon blanc? It shows a lot of similarities.
Sauvignon Blanc: Wente Vineyards Estate Grown, 2010
The aroma brings soft white peach and melon. It is reminiscent of a white Bordeaux wine, which makes sense because the vines are descendants of Château d’Yquem vines and grow in the same loam and gravel-style soil. The flavor is rich and creamy with subtle citrus notes, every bit as good as most of the Bordeaux wines in its class.
Sauvignon Blanc: Sterling Vineyards, Vinters Collection 2010: Central Coast, California
The flavors are clean and crisp; citrus, tropical guava and honeydew are present. Lees stirring gives the wine complexity, balancing the bright acidity with weight and depth.
Pinot Grigio: Mirassou, 2010: California
Aromas and flavors of peach, pear and citrus with crisp, lively acidity create an exceptionally refreshing wine. The combination of both cool and warm growing regions contributes a gentle complexity to the flavor profile by allowing the crisp acidic fruit characters from our coastal vineyards to blend with the ripe fruit characters from the inland vineyards.
Pinot Grigio: Ecco Domani, 2010: della Venezie, Italy
A low concentration of surmaturo grapes (grapes that are left on the vine longer than normal, allowing the juice to develop greater concentration and complexity from the extended hang time) gives the wine tropical fruit notes that make this unique vintage truly exotic, with apple and pineapple aromas and flavors. The wine is light-bodied, with a pleasantly soft palate and a long finish.
Pinot Grigio: Banfi San Angelo, 2010: Tuscany, Italy
From the estate vineyards of Castello Banfi, this estate-bottled wine shows lush tropical fruit aromas and flavors, balanced with crisp citrus notes and a lingering finish. Its Tuscan character distinguishes it from its northern counterparts.
White Blend: Seven Daughters White: California
This wine consists of 23% Pinot Gris, 19% Orange Muscat, 19% Symphony, 17% Riesling, 11% Gewürztraminer, 8% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Chardonnay. What else do you need? The wine shows flavors of crisp, fresh lychee and mandarin orange with bursts of intense tangerine and closing notes of spice.
White Blend: Ménage à Trois, 2010: California
The blend of Chardonnay, Moscato and Chenin Blanc provides a delightful aroma of all three varietals but not one stands out. The flavor is a unique composite that accentuates the floral character.
White Blend: Conundrum, 2010: California
A blend of five white grape varietals: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Canelli, Viognier and Semillon. Honeysuckle, vanilla and citrus come out in the nose with flavors of melon, pineapple and pear. Rich and complex.