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kricha16 Jun 24, 2011 01:25 PM

If you had to choose 2 white wine bottles (to be served at a cocktail party with various hot/cold hors doeuvres) which 2 would you chose and why?

ChardonnayPrivate Selection Robert Mondavi, California
Maison Nicolas, Réserve, Vin de pays d'Oc, France
Mâcon Villages les Florières Cave de Lugny, France
Koonunga Hill Penfolds, South Australia
Bin 65 Lindemans, South Eastern Australia
RH Phillips, California

Sauvignon BlancMaison Nicolas, Réserve, Vin de Pays d'Oc, France
Woodbridge, California
Kim Crawford Marlborough, New Zealand
Monkey Bay Marlborough, New Zealand
New Harbor Marlborough, New Zealand

Other vines* Pinot grigio Santa Margherita Valdadige, Italia
Pinot Grigio de Tomassi, Lamberti, Le Rosse Delle Venezie, Italia
Penedes Vina Sol Torres Catalunya, Espana
Gewurztraminer Hogue Cellars Columbia Valley, Washington, USA

  1. penthouse pup Jun 24, 2011 01:38 PM

    This is a bit easier than the red list--Bid 65 Lindemans is easy to like, good chard flavors for its price point, usually refreshing. Kim Crawford has good varietal quality, too though sometimes a bit austere. Goes well with goat cheese...I know some people will disagree but I always like Vina Sol when it's really warm: if it's one year past vintage (2010) it will have a freshness that encourages lots of sipping. Gets stale quickly though so vintage is important,

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    1. re: penthouse pup
      Bill Hunt Jun 24, 2011 08:53 PM

      The Lindeman's Chard is OK on first taste, but if the attendees have a second glass, it will be less flavorful. It goes rather harsh, in short order, and is not the most food-friendly of the Chard list, IMHO.

      Hunt

    2. Charles Yu Jun 24, 2011 03:48 PM

      Not a Riesling on your list?!! One of the most delicious, food friendly white wine on earth!!

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      1. re: Charles Yu
        penthouse pup Jun 24, 2011 05:01 PM

        Sounds like this is a supplied list over which the OP has little control. The numbers next to the red are odd if they are indeed prices which would be ridiculous. OP: can you offer any more information?

      2. Bill Hunt Jun 24, 2011 08:52 PM

        I would opt for the Mâcon Villages les Florières Cave de Lugny, France, and the Sauvignon BlancMaison Nicolas, Réserve, Vin de Pays d'Oc, France. While NZ SB's are great sippers, I find them to be less food friendly.

        Enjoy,

        Hunt

        1. ChefJune Jun 27, 2011 08:30 AM

          I'd go with the Mâcon Villages les Florières Cave de Lugny, France and the Penedes Vina Sol Torres Catalunya, Espana

          both will go well with food, as well as being gret sippers on their own.

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