A lighter style Pinot Noir; dry and varietally
correct; a good value.
Party perfect pinot; light easy drinking; varietally
correct; a fun wine for everyday drinking; only 12.5% alcohol content.
When Herman and Ernest Wente made this first-known varietally
labeled Chardonnay from their Livermore Valley, Calif., vineyards, they knew, of course, that Chardonnay grapes made the best white wines of Burgundy.
The Vinum Cellars Pets ($8-$12) and Concannon (the first house to varietally
label petite sirah) at about $9 are two of the best lower-priced reds I can think of.
Great value for a beginner wine; light, easy and varietally
correct; great for parties and buffets.
But the vinifera whites including Riesling and Gewurztraminer were very good: clean, varietally
true, balanced and appealing.
Nice aromas of berry and cherry with hints of vanilla, soft tannins; very easy drinking and varietally
"Concannon was the first winery to varietally
label Petite Sirah.
A pinot noir that is varietally
correct and offers good drinking from first sip to last swallow as well as an incredible price; great for customers just getting into pinot noir.
In Wise & Otherwise, we read that Peter Friedman, president of Sonoma Vineyards, has proposed "that 75 to 89% of a varietally
labeled wine be of that variety." He makes a good point.
Martini Winery, whose family produced the nation's first varietally
labeled Merlot in the early '70s.
Yes, much of the sell is by hand but is bolstered by their varietally
correct Riedel glasses.