White Hunt

Whites to find for party tasting:

Chardonnay – Oaky & Creamy

  1. Lewis Cellars Reserve Chardonnay (Napa Valley, CA)
  2. Rombauer Chardonnay (Carneros, Napa Valley, CA)
  3. Chateau Potelle Winery “VGS” Chardonnay (Napa Valley, CA)
  4. Grand Cru Vineyards of the Cote de Beaune (France)
  5. Corton-Charlemagne (France)

 

Chardonnay – Unoaked

  1. Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay (Marlborough, New Zealand)
  2. Jermann Chardonnay (Friuli, Italy)
  3. Scarpantoni Estate Wines Unwooded Chardonnay (McLaren Vale, Australia)

 

Chenin Blanc

  1. Chalone Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Monterey County, CA)
  2. Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier (Napa Valley, CA)
  3. Casa Nuestra Chenin Blanc (Napa Valley, CA)
  4. vineyards along the Loire River (France)

 

Gewurtztraminer

  1. Rimbach Gewurtztraminer (Alsace, France)
  2. Chateau St. Jean Gewurtztraminer (Sonoma County, CA)
  3. Corazon Gewurtztraminer (Anderson Valley, CA)

 

Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio

  1. Tokay-Pinot Gris / Tokay d’Alsace (Alsace, France)
  2. Pinot Grigio from Friuli region (Italy)
  3. Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio (Italy)
  4. Pinot Gris from Oregon

 

Riesling

  1. Dr. Konstantin Frank Johannisberg Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY)
  2. Pewsey Vale Riesling (Eden Valley, South Australia)
  3. Dr. Burklin-Wolf Estate Riesling (Pfalz, Germany)

 

Sauvignon Blanc

  1. Pescal Jolivet Pouilly-Fume (Loire Valley, France)
  2. Warwick Estate Sauvignon Blanc (South Africa)
  3. Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
  4. Casa Lapostolle Classic Sauvignon Blanc (Chile)
  5. Louis Mel, Wente Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (Livermore Valley, CA)

 

Semillon

  1. Plantagenet “Hazard Hill” Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc; dry (Western Australia)
  2. Chateau Sigalas Rabaud; sweet (Sauternes Bourdeaux, France)
  3. Far Niente “Dolce”; sweet (Napa Valley, CA)

 

Viognier

  1. Alban Vineyards Viognier (Arroyo Grande, CA)
  2. Chateau de Campuget Viognier (France)
  3. Yalumba Viognier (Australia)
  4. Pride Mountain Viognier (Spring Mountain, Napa Valley, CA)

 

Gruner Veltliner

  1. Pfaffl, Gruner Veltliner Hundsleiten Sandtal (Austria)
  2. Leopold Sommer Gruner Veltliner (Austria)
  3. Weingut Brundlmayer Gruner Veltliner Berg Vogelsang (Austria)

 

Fiano 

  1. Villa Raiano, Fiano di Avellino “Ripa Alta” (Campania, Italy)
  2. I Favati di Avellino Pietramara (Campania, Italy)
  3. Feudi di San Gregorio, Fiano di Avellino (Campania, Italy)

 

Albarino / Alvarinho

  1. Morgadio Albarino (Spain)
  2. Valminor Albarino (Spain)
  3. Varanda do Conde Vino Verde Alvarinho (Portugal)

This list taken from the book “The Everything Guide to Wine” by Peter Alig.