Climbing Mount Riley – White Daily Slosh

12 Apr

mount riley sbSlim pickings for daily slosh whites, this release. I haven’t had many of the New Zealand whites and much of the others are new to Vintages. I’ll keep it short and sweet. Well, actually long and extra dry.

Every year, there seems to be a mess of New Zealand sauvignon blanc that represents value. This week, the 2012 Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc #981670 $16.95 is one of these. This producer makes a sauvignon blanc with lots of attitude. Crisp, classic, and best consumed with friends and more Mount Riley. All the gooseberry that you can handle. “How much gooseberry is it?” Well, it’s so much gooseberry that somewhere there is a guy chewing on a gooseberry and saying, “wow, there’s some Mount Riley on the mid-palate.” Perfect wine for the spring that’s coming. It is coming isn’t it? Soon?

Hahn chardonnayLove to entice the chardonnay hounds out there. Why is it that chardonnay lovers are ‘hounds’ and pinot lovers are pinot-philes? What about cabernet sauvignon lovers? Cab savages? Let’s see if we can agree on a name. We could get T-shirts made. Anyway, from the general listing aisles comes a very quaffable California chardonnay Hahn Chardonnay Monterey #234393 $16.95. It’s got a creaminess that belies the price point in that it isn’t creamy gone wrong but just the right amount of buttery goodness.

One Response to “Climbing Mount Riley – White Daily Slosh”

  1. savorencyclopedia April 12, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    Two more to add to my list! Especially since I love a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and buttery Chardonnay.

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