More White Wines of Lake County

Brassfield, High Valley, High Serenity Ranch, Estate Bottled, inot Grigio 2009 This Pinot Grigio is clean and fruity, with the crisp character you would associate with the Alto Adige and the fruitiness that speaks of California sunshine. Estate bottled in Clearlake Oaks 13.7% $22 at the Blue Wing Brassfield Estate


Chacewater, Lake County, Chardonnay 2010 The nose features butter and tropical fruit while the palate displays a very rich style, thick with butter and essence of pastry dough.  Vinted and bottled in Kelseyville 13.89% available for $28 at the Blue Wing


Shooting Star, Lake County, Riesling 2010 The new vintage gives a reprise performance of the ’08 and ’09: the nose features plenty of peaches with sweet floral notes while in the mouth the stone fruit is complemented by a moderate amount of residual sugar. Produced and bottled by owner and winemaker Jed Steele in Kelseyville 13.5% $22 at the Blue Wing Steele Wines

At Lunch

Shannon Ridge, Lake County, Sauvignon Blanc 2009 The nose features lots of citrus and the mouth is bright with zippy acidity. Fermented in stainless. Produced and bottled in Geyserville 13.5% and available for $20 at the Blue Wing in Upper Lake

Gregory Graham Viognier 2009

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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