We’re always here to help find the perfect bottle for you- but on those occasions when you are buying a gift for someone whose taste you don’t know, or throwing a party for people of varying tastes, it is nice to know what seem to be universal crowd pleasers. With that in mind, we give you our customers’ Top 10 Whites in the store.
Customer Choices for our Top 10 Whites
Crisp acidity gives this juicy white a sharp edge, but broader flavors of peach, kumquat and honeysuckle blossom on the palate. Focused and juicy. Drink now. –TM 88pts WS
Juicy pear and white peach fruit mix with a stony underpinning in this version. Offers a moderate finish, with hints of aromatic floral and spice.
A richer style of Pinot Grigio that really is good! Notes of apple and minerals with crisp acidity, this is a great everyday Pinot Grigio. Dry, full bodied and persistent, with tangerine & lime fruit and a fresh and clean finish.
Delicate aromas of green fig and fresh cut grass. Crisp acidity and citrus flavors are accompanied by tropical notes and a long finish.
Winemaker Alana McGettigan is an associate of Matt Thomson (Saint Clair, Delta), so it’s no surprise this Sauvignon Blanc overdelivers. Hints of tomato leaf garnish passion fruit and citrus flavors in this wine, which reveals a certain amount of austerity and restraint on the palate, a silky texture and a long, grapefruit-driven finish. 90pts WE
Made only for the U.S. market, the 2013 VDP Cotes Catalanes Cote d’Est (50% Grenache Blanc, 30% Chardonnay, 20% Marsanne, aged in stainless steel on lees) is beautifully crisp and pure, with juicy acidity giving lift to notions of buttered citrus, green herbs and honeyed minerality. Medium-bodied, lively and certainly delicious, it’s a fantastic meal starter. 88pts. WA
Polished, creamy and refreshingly balanced, with tobacco-accented pineapple and coconut flavors that come together smoothly and linger well. Drink now through 2016. –HS 90pts WS
This 2013 Annabella Napa Valley Chardonnay entices from the start with aromas of Asian pear, vanilla cream soda, and subtle jasmine blossom. The luscious mouth is round and weighty, bright with lemon curd and vanilla bean, and the creme brulee finish stretches on and on.
The 2013 VDP Cotes Catalanes Novellum is a crazy value that needs to be tasted to be believed. A custom cuvee by importer Eric Solomon and a blend of 100% Chardonnay that comes from two separate vineyards, this Cotes Catalanes is aged three months (on Viognier lees) in a combination of Burgundy barrels and stainless steel. Exotic and perfumed, with ample white peach, creme, brioche and subtle nuttiness, it flows onto the palate with a medium to full-bodied, layered and beautifully detailed texture that shows bright acidity and fantastic purity of fruit. An incredible effort that has both richness and freshness, it should continue to thrill for another handful of years. 92pts WA
Robust in mouth feel, this offers subtlety in flavor and an appetizingly tangy texture. It seems to develop more with each sip. Look for light aromas of apple and fig, flavors that gain a touch of butter and almond, and medium body. — J.G. 90pts. WE