(2020) A delightful Pessac-Léognan lookalike this,71% Sauvignon Blanc and 29% Semillon, matured in French oak barrels. A sheen of oatmeal and almond, a hint of butteriness, coats pristine lemon and stone fruit aromas. In the mouth just lovely balance and refinement, the fruit sweet and ripe, but a razor sharp edge of salts and citrus extends the finish, melding into more of that barrel-derived creaminess. Delightful. Price and stockist quoted at time of review are for a previous vintage.
(2020) A wine I've tasted many times over the years, made in partnership with the Mosel Valley's Dr Loosen. It has a gossamer light, floral nose with plenty of lime fruit and a hint of something exotic: lychee, maybe even ginger. On the palate it dry, but with so much sweet, pretty fruit, but a decisive, racy acidity too. As always with this wine, I can heartily recommend it, though for me the price remains a little steep compared to similar wines.
(2020) Dry, with less than 2g/l of residual sugar, this Riesling from Washington State spends some time on the lees in older oak barrels just to add a little texture, and that works: it is brimming with bright citrus and rosy apple, a little floral aroma, a tang of lemon sherbet and lots of zest. The palate has that bit of weight and texture, but those sweeping acids fire through the peachier, slightly more tropical tones, but shimmering and long and delightfully zippy and fresh. Watch the video for more information and food matching ideas. Costco members can buy this for around £11.70 per bottle. Watch the video for more information and food-matching ideas.
(2020) Washington State sits somewhat in the shadow of its southerly neighbour Oregon perhaps, but here on the border with Canada cool aromatic varieties do exceedingly well, such as this off-dry, Kabinett-style Riesling. Lemon and lime and a peachy charm, gossamer light and perfect as an aperitif or to match with spicy Thai or Szechuan cuisine, it's fresh and balanced and very easy to like.
(2009) Fairly light, gently peachy nose, very Mosel Riesling kabinett in style. Peachy and elegant fruit on the palate too, with a seamless, gentle core of acidity. Delicious.