Best of the Daily Slosh 2012: White

31 Dec
If you missed my Best of 2012 for Reds, click here.  Otherwise, here is the best of for whites. Enjoy!
  1. 2010 Michel Delhommeau Cuvée Harmonie Muscadet de Sevre-et-Maine – Every so often I recommend a muscadet and by feedback, I’ve not always hit a home run. However, I think that the 2010 Michel Delhommeau Cuvée Harmonie Muscadet de Sevre-et-Maine (#164624 $12.95) will please. Briny, crisp, the perfect match for simply prepared seafood on a patio while skipping work (including BB off).
  1. 2011 Wither Hills Wairau Valley Sauvignon Blanc – I’ve recommended many New Zealand sauvignon blancs. They seldom disappoint. The 2011 Wither Hills Wairau Valley Sauvignon Blanc (#919514 $17.95) is one of the better priced ones and just as satisfying as the more hefty ones. Yes, I love these fresh, vibrant and robust wines. A kind of combination of Anita Ekberg, Mamie Van Doren…….Dagmar….but not confidential. Did I mention the music/wine continuum?
  1. 2011 Flat Rock Nadja’s Vineyard Riesling – Every year when this wine comes out, I suggest that you run to the store and pick up a bunch. And, I know of many who have and rejoiced. Now, 2011 was a variable year in Niagara and only good, patient winemaker’s will have excelled. This is one of those winemakers2011 Flat Rock Nadja’s Vineyard Riesling (#578635 $19.95). It’s not surreal but I’m breton that you’ll love it. It’s as good as riesling gets in Niagara for this price.
  1. 2011 Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Riesling – A repeat recommendation is in order – 2011 Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Riesling (#262469 $19.95). A lovely riesling that goes with just about anything other than burnt meat, a good pre-dinner sipper, stand arounder, before bed medicinal dose, and/or pre-breakfast hair of the dog.
  1. 2009 Simi Chardonnay – At the wine tasting this week, someone asked about creamy chardonnays. This week, there’s a pretty good example – 2009 Simi Chardonnay #673806 $19.95. Not an over the top buttery chard but one that is mid-weight with nice fruit and creaminess just the same. I get this each year for the “one that must be obeyed”.

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