The place for all things wine, focused on serious wine discussions.
no avatar
User

TomHill

Rank

Here From the Very Start

Posts

5187

Joined

Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:01 pm

WTN: Two Calif White Rhones...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:28 am

Tried these two over the weekend:
1. Turley TheWhiteCoat Calif WW (13.8%; Roussanne from RattlesnakeRidgeVnyd/GrenacheBlanc from PesentiVnyd + Vermentino) StHelena 2015: Med.light gold color; rather fragrant honeysuckle/Rouss/GB/floral/peach/peach blossom slight chalky very attractive nose; soft fairly rich/lush strong Rouss/GB/honeysuckle/floral balanced attractive flavor; med.long soft floral/honeysuckle/Rouss quite4 pleasant finish; a pleasant expression of Rouss/GB but just that; would like more acidiry; a bit on the simple side but pleasant enough; doesn't hold a candle to most any TablasCreek white. $35.00
_______________________
2. Jaffurs Viognier BienNacidoVnyd/SantaBarbaraCnty (13.5%; www.JaffursWine.com) 2016: Med.light yellow color; fairly fragrant pear/peach/pear blossom/Viog pleasant nose; fairly tart/tangy bright pear/peach/pear blossom/Viog bit lean/tight flavor; med.long tart/tangy/lean pleasant pear/peach/Viog bit simple finish; way far away from DollyParton territory; doesn't have the powerful perfume of great Viog; more like a Pays d'Oc Viog; a bit lean/eviscerated and one the simple side; may put on weight w/ a yrs age. $28.00 (SFW&S)
___________________________________
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1, Two altogether pleasant Rhone whites but just that. I rather liked TheWhiteCoat as a departure of the fat/porky/corpulent style that the early versions showed.
I've always liked the Jaffurs Viog for its rich/lush style w/o straying into DollyParton territory. This one seemed a bit on the lean/pinched side, but may put on weight w/ a bit of age.
Tom

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

Powered by phpBB ® | phpBB3 Style by KomiDesign