Here’s some wine for thought to lift up your spirits on a gray, rainy Monday in Michigan.
Resident wine expert Sandra Silfven on all things vino
Root: 1 Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley Chile 2011, $12: American wine critics are over the moon about this one, and for good reason: the passionate bottle design and the flavor explosion of crisp-tart lime, grapefruit, floral notes and herbaceous tones with lovely texture on the midpalate. It’s dry and assertive, with character skewed to experienced … Continue Reading →
This wine sparks a sensory explosion. It’s Sauvignon Blanc with a honeyed/pineapple core wrapped in lime zest, grapefruit, guava and kiwi. It’s the midpalate blast of tropical fruit that carries through to the finish. Oh, yes, there are notes of grass and herbal notes, but they are integrated. It’s made off various sub-Napa Valley appellations, chosen … Continue Reading →
Yes, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi is a large commercial winery in Lodi, Calif., that makes oceans of wine. When Robert Mondavi owned it, it bankrolled his ventures in Napa Valley. Today, it sails along just fine, owned by a huge conglomerate, making reliable wines under $10. But of all the 2011 white wine releases, I … Continue Reading →