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Favorite White Blends that don't defer your retirement

skaboy Aug 20, 2011 01:00 AM

Summer is just over half over here in overly-sunny vegas and more than our fair share of whites and roses have been enjoyed. I'm very partial to NZ savvy Bs but have become more interested in the blended whites this year.

Here's my uber-short list;

-Evolution by Sokol Blosser
-Cali White by Menage a Trois
-Woody White by BR Cohn

Any thoughts/suggestions/donations?

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    Brad Ballinger RE: skaboy Aug 20, 2011 10:57 AM

    Hugel "Gentil"
    Sparr "One"
    Donnafugata "Anthilia"

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      skaboy RE: Brad Ballinger Aug 20, 2011 11:25 PM

      Thanks for the reply. I'll try them all if I can find them.

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        invinotheresverde RE: Brad Ballinger Aug 21, 2011 01:39 PM

        I quite like "Gentil" for the price. Good call.

      2. maria lorraine RE: skaboy Aug 21, 2011 02:39 PM

        In addition to the previous suggestions, the Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier ($12), Caymus's Conundrum ($18 at Costco), Bennett Lane's White Maximus ($13-$24), Eberle Cotes du Rhone Blanc (Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier; $18), etc. If you like the Rhone grapes (I love them), you can simply look for a white Rhone blend.

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          skaboy RE: maria lorraine Aug 21, 2011 07:34 PM

          Thanks for the suggestions Maria, I love all things Rhone. For reds, GSMs are my fave.

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            PolarBear RE: maria lorraine Aug 23, 2011 07:35 AM

            I'd throw the 2010 Tablas Creek Patelin into the mix, 50% Grenache Blanc, 33% Viognier, 10% Roussanne, and 7% Marsanne.

            +1 on the Pine Ridge

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              PolarBear RE: PolarBear Aug 23, 2011 03:46 PM

              Meant to add Barrel 27 2009 High on the Hog, 39% Grenache Blanc, 36% Viognier, 20% Roussanne, 5% Marsanne.

          2. ChefJune RE: skaboy Aug 22, 2011 10:55 AM

            Love Hugel's Gentil, also. Butmy favorite (although available in limited quantities) is Vision Cellars White blend... a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. From the winery: www.visioncellars.com

            1. Midlife RE: skaboy Aug 22, 2011 11:14 PM

              Treana White Blend (Viognier/Roussane) $23 or less:

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                HoosierFoodie RE: Midlife Aug 23, 2011 11:27 AM

                Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier.....great bargain.

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                bclevy RE: skaboy Aug 23, 2011 12:00 PM

                In addition to some of the wines already mentioned, I would add Holly's Hill
                Patriarche Blanc (60% roussanne, 40% viognier) and Unti's Cuvee Blanc
                (50% genache blanc, with some picpoul and vermentino).

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