White Wines of Lake County

Shannon Ridge, Lake County, Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Citrus is the theme throughout the nose and on the palate, crisp and refreshing. Fermented in stainless and bottled under a screwcap closure. Vinted and bottled in Geyserville 13.5% and available for $26 at the Blue Wing in Upper Lake Shannon RidgeDetails on the next vintage

Wildhurst, Lake County, Reserve, Chardonnay 2010 This is a classic rich style of Chardonnay, exhibiting butteriness and freshly split oak. Proprietor Myron Holdenried and winemaker Mark Burch. Produced and bottled under a screwcap closure in Kelseyville 13.8% $24 at the Blue Wing Wildhurst

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% $26 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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