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September 21, 2015 | Blog, Featured Wine | Mount Palomar Winery

Three White Wines Every Wine Lover Should Try

 

Three White Wines Every Wine Lover Should Try

Every winery, restaurant, grocery store and gift shop that sell white wines all seem to stock the same ones: Chardonnay, Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc – they pop up everywhere, and with good reason. Every white wine drinker has a favorite type that they can enjoy in almost any decent brand, but finding something new or unusual can seem almost impossible unless you know where to look. The white wine standards may be delicious, but because they’re so easy to find, they’re also easy to get sick of, even if it's a wine you really love.  If you’re also looking for something new and interesting to drink, stop by our tasting room and try any (or all!) of these three wines:

 

 

2013 Cinsaut Blanc

This is a distinctly white wine made from a red grape.  Blanc de Noir (white from dark) wines usually have a slight pink color, and this wine is no exception. Delicate is the best word to describe this softly scented wine,  a sniff will give you subtle hints of citrus, pear and apple blossom. This wine is dry and slightly crisp with tastes of lemon, quince, and rosehip. 

Best food matches: White fish, and light chicken dishes (no heavy sauces, and too much garlic would destroy it!)

You can buy this wine online here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Viognier

Viognier wines are a little easier to find than Cinsaut Blanc, but still don’t show up as often as Chardonnay.   It’s a perfumy wine with deep floral scents of lily and violets, complemented by fresh pear. With a soft feel in the mouth the flavors include hints of peach, Pippin apple and lychee with a slight lemon bite on the finish. 

Best food matches: White sauces, poultry, pork, and stronger flavored seafood.

You can buy this wine online here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Castelleto Cortese

We’re very proud of our Cortese, in part because we introduced this fine Italian variety to California in 1991. Cortese, grown mainly in the province of Piemonte in Northwest Italy, is often considered Italy's premiere traditional white variety.  The name “Cortese” means courteous, because the grapes develop a soft, gentle quality when allowed to fully ripen. We chose to age this wine in somewhat older barrels for a brief period to achieve richness in character without overwhelming the delicate flavor of the grape with oakiness.  The 2013 vintage shows a good array of aroma including kiwi, ripe green apple, apricot, and candied fruit with a creamy mouth feel and finish.  Our Cortese has won awards every year, including "Best of Show" and "Best of Class" awards at major wine competitions.

Best food matches: Seafood pastas, grilled fish, any kind of citrus chicken and sweet baked brie.

You can buy this wine online here.  

If you'd like to join our wine club and get 20% off of these wines, plus access to exclusive wines, complimentary tastings, and our annual appreciation dinner, sign up online here or email events@mountpalomar.com

 

 

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