Two Whites Wines to Beat the Heat – Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay
2019 Dave’s Porch Wine -Sauvignon Blanc
The current release is the 2019 and comes from Lake County AVA (northeast of Napa Valley). The 2019 has all the typical citrus flavors of Sauvignon Blanc but a bit less acidic than the 2018. You can also pick up honeydew melon to round out the flavors. It is light straw coloring on eye and is such a refreshing “porch pounder” in the late summer afternoon or early evening. 328 cases were produced. Dave Yewell sells this only to California residents and goes $120/case including tax & shipping.
2015 Nickel & Nickel Stiling Vineyard – Chardonnay
On the eye, a light golden straw/hay coloring with medium body. On the nose, floral notes and minerality. On the palate, pear, green apple, citrus and honeydew dance in the mouth. Acidity is managed well with a hint of vanilla and a touch of oak on the finish. This is a refined and perhaps elegant Chardonnay. Stiling Vineyard, located in the Russian River Valley was planted in 1988. The vineyard is famous for the Goldridge sandy loam soils and ten acres are planted in Chardonnay. On line this retails around $55-$60.
A great way to beat the heat!