White Wines of Lake County

Gregory Graham, Red Hills Lake County, Sauvignon Blanc, Rolling Knolls Vineyard 2008 This wine is opulently fruity, from the nose through to the lingering finish. Produced and bottled in Lower Lake 12.5% $26 for a full bottle at the Blue Wing Gregory Graham Wines

Wildhurst, Lake County, Reserve, Chardonnay 2009 The oaky signature is quite overt, combining with butteriness to make a very rich dry wine. Proprietor Myron Holdenried and winemaker Mark Burch. Produced and bottled under a screwcap closure in Kelseyville 13.8% $26 at the Blue Wing

Shooting Star, Lake County, Riesling 2008 The nose features plenty of peaches with sweet floral notes.  In the mouth the stone fruit is complemented by a moderate amount of residual sugar, making for a luscious mouthfeel and a perfect partner to spicy seafood. Produced and bottled by owner and winemaker Jed Steele in Kelseyville 13.5% $22 at the Blue Wing Steele Wines

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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