The 2010 Apothic White is a blend using the Chardonnay, Riesling, and Moscato grape varieties. This is an easy to drink wine, and one that should appeal to individuals that are beginning their journey into the world of wine. There is some residual sugar in this wine, but it is not over-the-top sweet. The aromas and flavors are of tropical fruit, stone fruit, pears, apples, honeysuckle, and vanilla. I believe that this wine will find a huge following as it is very easy to drink and priced affordably at right around $10 per bottle. However, for me, the vanilla was just a bit too much over the top, and is not as appealing to me as I would like it to be.
While grocery shopping with my wife recently, I picked up a bottle of the Estrella Proprietor’s White Table Wine to drink as an inexpensive aperitif. I was not expecting much from this bottle of wine, but was pleasantly surprised with what it brought to the table. The aromas and flavors of this white blend were of pears, green apples, pineapple, and soft notes of lemon zest, orange blossom, and minerality. This is an inexpensive, medium-bodied white wine that I would purchase again to sip as an aperitif.
The famous “Fish Wine” from Italy is a standout because of the fish shaped bottle that the wine comes in. The Pescevino White Wine is produced by using grapes sourced from the Northeast of Italy. This white blend is produced using three grape varieties, Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi Classico, Trebbiano della Marche, and Chardonnay from Trentino.
The wine has a light, straw color to it with hues of green. The aromas are of fresh citrus, and on the palate are flavors of lemon, and stone fruit. The Pescevino is an acidic white wine, with a short finish. Most people will purchase this wine based solely on the bottle shape. It is inexpensive, and average for an everyday drinking white. I hate to say it, but this wine would pair well with a light fish.
The 2009 Big House White Wine blends a number of various grape varieties together to form this unique, but nice white blend. It starts with several grape varieties that one would not associate as blending partners. This light, crisp white wine blends Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne, Malvasia Bianca, Orange Muscat and Muscat Canelli to come up with this delightful, yet inexpensive white wine. Each variety is fermented separately in stainless steel tanks, and then only the best juices are used in the blending process.
In the glass the color is of yellow straw, and aromas of peaches, melon, and floral hit one’s nose. On the palate are flavors of yellow peach, cantaloupe melon, apricots, tropical fruit, and slight minerality. This is a light, refreshing white blend, with good balance, and a lingering fruit finish.