Tag Archives: White Wines

Searching out White Wines in a Rhone Style Blend

Vine Buzz with Jack Chase

Vine Buzz with Jack Chase

White wines from the Rhone are a great departure from single varietal whites. They can be lively, crisp and fun to pair with a variety of foods. Fortunately for the consumer, this style of wine is being produced in different regions of the world, with blends of Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Picpoul.

Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc

Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc

A wine directly from the Rhone that I always find to be enjoyable is the Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc. A wine blended primarily with Roussanne and a splash of Grenache Blanc. This wine delivers. With aromas of floral and honey and on the palate, smooth and elegant, this is the quintessential Rhone white. Serve this with a lighter grilled fish for an unforgettable taste experience.

Zerba Columbia Valley Wild White

Zerba Columbia Valley Wild White

Bringing this style of wine a little closer to home is the Zerba Columbia Valley Wild White. A well balanced, approachable wine consisting of Chardonnay, Roussanne, Semillon and Viognier. Quite honestly, this wine is delicious on its own but grill up chicken or Halibut and this selection will not disappoint. For those of you who know wines from Washington State, Zerba Cellars is producer of the highest quality. Check this wine out, you will find it will not disappoint.

Solms Delta Amalie

Solms Delta Amalie

Finally, a wine that is a pleasure to drink is the Solms Delta Amalie, a blend of Viognier and Grenache Blanc, from South Africa. A bit of spice in this wine yet it is complex and finishes creamy.  A must with Clams, as it offers a mineral profile which South African wines can show.  Seek this wine out and enjoy!

If this particular style of white wine is something you have not tried, please do. They have layers, complexity and great mouth feel, not to mention the food pairing potential they offer. Enjoy!!

Cheers until next time.

Searching out White Wines in a Rhone Style Blend

Vine Buzz with Jack Chase

Vine Buzz with Jack Chase

White wines from the Rhone are a great departure from single varietal whites. They can be lively, crisp and fun to pair with a variety of foods. Fortunately for the consumer, this style of wine is being produced in different regions of the world, with blends of Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Picpoul.

Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc

Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc

A wine directly from the Rhone that I always find to be enjoyable is the Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc. A wine blended primarily with Roussanne and a splash of Grenache Blanc. This wine delivers. With aromas of floral and honey and on the palate, smooth and elegant, this is the quintessential Rhone white. Serve this with a lighter grilled fish for an unforgettable taste experience.

Zerba Columbia Valley Wild White

Zerba Columbia Valley Wild White

Bringing this style of wine a little closer to home is the Zerba Columbia Valley Wild White. A well balanced, approachable wine consisting of Chardonnay, Roussanne, Semillon and Viognier. Quite honestly, this wine is delicious on its own but grill up chicken or Halibut and this selection will not disappoint. For those of you who know wines from Washington State, Zerba Cellars is producer of the highest quality. Check this wine out, you will find it will not disappoint.

Solms Delta Amalie

Solms Delta Amalie

Finally, a wine that is a pleasure to drink is the Solms Delta Amalie, a blend of Viognier and Grenache Blanc, from South Africa. A bit of spice in this wine yet it is complex and finishes creamy.  A must with Clams, as it offers a mineral profile which South African wines can show.  Seek this wine out and enjoy!

If this particular style of white wine is something you have not tried, please do. They have layers, complexity and great mouth feel, not to mention the food pairing potential they offer. Enjoy!!

Cheers until next time.

Vine Buzz with Jack Chase; Whites, Wines with Body and Complexity

Author:  Jack Chase

Whites with Jack Chase

Whites with Jack Chase

I find myself wanting to write just a little about those white wines that tend to bring something very special to the table. Quite often, I drink these wines with food, but not always. My suggestion for this week is to look for wines from Italy, France, South Africa and New Zealand.

Italian whites; you may want to look for a great Falanghina, Fiano di Avellino or Greco di Tufo. These wines each bring their own characteristics but with bright acidity and hints of mineral.

South Africa; The two whites that I tend to gravitate towards are Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. The flavor profiles can be extensive in wines from this part of the world and they are simply delicious.

New Zealand;  Generally when I choose a Sauvignon Blanc, it is almost always from this country.  New Zealand is producing incredible wines and Sauvignon Blanc is a varietal that is shining for this country. The wines are very food friendly but are equally delicious on their own.

Vine Buzz with Jack Chase

Vine Buzz with Jack Chase

France; If you want explore something French, try White wines from Burgundy. The Chardonnay that is produced here is among the best in the world.  The wines are incredibly food friendly and they tend to bring unique qualities that can only be found in wines from this region.

I invite you all to try these wines, if you have not already and enjoy them as the weather begins to warm.  I do realize this is a very brief overview of these wines, I hope it will spark some interest in a wine that otherwise may go unnoticed.  If you have any questions about these wines, please feel free to contact me with comments, suggestions or inquiries.

My suggestion for this week is to look for wines from Italy, France, South Africa and New Zealand.

Cheers for now!

winetastingwashington@gmail.com   or find me on Facebook at Wine Tasting Washington

Edited;  Karie Engels    

Vine Buzz with Jack Chase; Whites, Wines with Body and Complexity

Author:  Jack Chase

Whites with Jack Chase

Whites with Jack Chase

I find myself wanting to write just a little about those white wines that tend to bring something very special to the table. Quite often, I drink these wines with food, but not always. My suggestion for this week is to look for wines from Italy, France, South Africa and New Zealand.

Italian whites; you may want to look for a great Falanghina, Fiano di Avellino or Greco di Tufo. These wines each bring their own characteristics but with bright acidity and hints of mineral.

South Africa; The two whites that I tend to gravitate towards are Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. The flavor profiles can be extensive in wines from this part of the world and they are simply delicious.

New Zealand;  Generally when I choose a Sauvignon Blanc, it is almost always from this country.  New Zealand is producing incredible wines and Sauvignon Blanc is a varietal that is shining for this country. The wines are very food friendly but are equally delicious on their own.

Vine Buzz with Jack Chase

Vine Buzz with Jack Chase

France; If you want explore something French, try White wines from Burgundy. The Chardonnay that is produced here is among the best in the world.  The wines are incredibly food friendly and they tend to bring unique qualities that can only be found in wines from this region.

I invite you all to try these wines, if you have not already and enjoy them as the weather begins to warm.  I do realize this is a very brief overview of these wines, I hope it will spark some interest in a wine that otherwise may go unnoticed.  If you have any questions about these wines, please feel free to contact me with comments, suggestions or inquiries.

My suggestion for this week is to look for wines from Italy, France, South Africa and New Zealand.

Cheers for now!

winetastingwashington@gmail.com   or find me on Facebook at Wine Tasting Washington

Edited;  Karie Engels