Thursday, June 15, 2017

1st Half 2017 Summary - Whites+


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1st Half 2017 Summary - Whites+ (39)

Thirty-nine Whites+ tasted from January 1st through June 30 this year are listed below. These are sequenced by rating.  Seven are rosés/bubblies leaving thirty-two whites. The month for each tasting is shown in brackets and is where the original notes can be found.

Of the thirty-two there are seven wines rated 90 and above. These are considered not lacking in any aspect. They are excellent to sip and as a complement to a meal. Another nineteen , in the 85 to 89 range, are enjoyable but lack in some aspect – one of the many things that make wine so mysterious. Whether a specific wine is preferred can be and often is, a matter of personal taste or the circumstance in which the wine is being offered. 

As in the case of the Reds the hyphenated number attached is an indication of ‘worth’.  This number, 1, 2 or 3, represents whether a wine is 'worth the price', ‘one that I'd buy in multiples', or ‘one I'd buy in quantity'.    Click here for the 1st half 2017 Summary - REDS..


Cheers, Ww


Whites (32)

  • Baron Montalto Viognier 2015, 91-2 -- V, Sicilay, Italy, #435479, $15.95 (May)
  • Bouchard Père & Fils Macon-Lugny Saint-Pierre 2015, 91-2 -- G, Burgundy, France, #051573 $15.95* (Jun)
  • Anselmi San Vincenzo 2015, 91-2 -- V, Veneto, Italy, #948158 $16.95 (Jun)
  • Elephant Hill Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2013, 91-2 -- V, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, #361238 $18.25(Feb)
  • Wakefield Estate Chardonnay 2015, 91-2 -- V, Clare Valley, Australia, #711556 $15.95(Mar)
  • Echeverria Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2015, 90-2 -- V, Colchagua Valley, Chile, #485292 $14.95 (Jun)
  • Chloe Chardonnay 2015, 90-2 -- G, California, USA, #392597 *$14.95 (Jun)
  • Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay 2015, 89 -- V, Angaston, South Australia, #460972 $16.95(Feb)
  • Apothic White Winemakers Blend 2015, 88-1 -- G, Modesto. California, #419978 $14.95(Apr)
  • Alamos Torrontés 2016, 88-1 -- V, Salta, Argentina, #081539 $15.95 (June)
  • Abruzzo Sentieri Pecorino 2015, 88-1 -- V, Abruzzo, Italy, #477752 $15.95(May)
  • Zenato San Benedetto Lugana 2015, 88-1 -- V, Veneto, Italy, #707158 $17.95(Feb)
  • Alamos Chardonnay 2014, 87 -- V, Mendoza, Argentina, #448761 $14.95(Apr)
  • Wakefield Promised Land Unwooded Chardonnay 2015, 87-1 -- G, Auburn, South Australia, #441550 $14.95(Apr)
  • Franklin Tate Estates Chardonnay 2015, 87-1 -- V, Western Australia, #453373 $17.95(Mar)

  • Susana Balboa Crios Torrontés 2016, 86-1 -- V, 2016, Mendoza, Argentina #001834 $13.95(Mar)
  • Frogpond Farm Organic Vidal 2014 VQA Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 86 -- V, Ontario, #469429 $14.00(Feb)
  • Terre Bianche Alghero 2014, 86 – V, Sicily, Italy, #968537 $16.95(Jan)
  • Dirty Laundry Not So Naughty Chardonnay 2014 VQA Okanagan Valley, 86 -- V, British Columbia, Canada, #353144 $19.95(Jan)
  • Okiwa Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014, 86 -- V, Marlborough, New Zealand, #459156 $19.95(Jan)
  • Penmara The White Ribbon Sémillon 2016, 86c -- V, Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia, #474031 $14.95(May)
  • Domaine de la Vieille Cure Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie 2015, 85 -- V, Loire, France, #469775 $13.95 (June)
  • Babich Sauvignon Blanc 2016, 85 -- V, Marlborough, New Zealand, #620054 $13.95(May)
  • Matua Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2016, 85 -- G, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, #619452 $14.95(Apr)
  • Toasted Head Chardonnay 2014, 85 -- V, Acampo, California, #594341 $16.95*(Jan)
  • Tyrrell’s Lost Block Semillon 2015, 85 -- V, Hunter Valley, Australia, #933200 $17.95(Mar)

  • Organized Crime Chardonnay 2013 VQA Beamsville Bench, 84 -- V, Niagara, Ontario, #408435 $18.95(Jan)
  • Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay 2016, 84 -- G, California, USA, #230821 $13.10*(Feb)
  • Cave Spring Estate Riesling 2014 VQA Beamsville Bench, 84 -- G, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, #286377 $18.95(Mar)
  • Hogue Gewurtraminer 2014, 83 -- V, Washington, USA, #461137 $14.95(Feb)
  • Hesketh Bright Young Things Sauvignon Blanc 2015, 83 -- V, South Australia, #447086 $14.95(Mar)
  • J.P. Chenet Chardonnay Reserve Pays d’Oc 2015, 83 -- G, France, #255885 $13.95(May)

Bubblies & Rosés (7)
  • Tenuta S. Anna Prosecco Extra-Dry NV, 89-1 -- G, Veneto, Italy, #388710 $16.95(May)
  • Torresella Prosecco XD NV, 88-1 -- V, Venezie, Italy, #400440 $14.95 (Jun)
  • Segura Vuidas Brut Reserva Cava Sparkling NV, 87-1 -- G, Torrelavit, Spain, #216960 $14.95(Jan)
  • Gérard Bertrand Côte des Rosés 2015, 86 -- V, Languedoc, France, #373985 $18.95(Apr)
  • Fantinel One and Only Single Vineyard Brut Prosecco 2015, 84 -- V, Fruili, Italy, #390617 $18.95(Feb)
  • Ogier Côtes du Ventoux Rosé AOC 2015, 83 -- G, Rhône Valley, France, #134916 $12.15 (Jun)
  • Astoria Prosecco NV, 82 -- G, Astoria, Italy, #593855 $15.05(Mar)

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