White Single Varieties

Whenever I am asked about what new wines are interesting to drink, the first thing that comes to mind are white wines. Specifically, those from grapes that are a little weird, a little different, but most importantly, exciting to drink. This year, we had an influx of Spanish white wines- which is pretty awesome, since they are some of the trendiest wines around, but damn good these days. Please, find out for yourself why verdejo, Albariño, and even Rioja are wines to try.

Not to be outdone, we also have a number of other white grapes that might not quite have had enough entrants to warrant their own category in the results, but scored high enough to be entirely deserving of our accolades. Here, we saw a tie for Best in Class between a stunning South African chenin blanc and a homegrown (Okanagan Valley) hero made from muscat ottonel. Tom Firth

Spanish White Varieties

BEST IN CLASS

Tardencuba 2016 Verdejo
Rueda, Spain
$18-22 CSPC 783035

 

 

 

 

TOP VALUE

Marques De Caceres 2017 Ruedo Verdejo
Rueda, Spain
$11-13 CSPC 774466

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Valserrano 2016 Blanco Rioja
Rioja, Spain
$21-23 CSPC 793304

 

 

 

 

 

Paco & Lola 2016 Luzada Rias Baixas Albarino
Rais Baixas, Spain
$18-22 CSPC 886333

 

 

 

 

 

Bodegas Verum 2016 Malvasia
Tierra de Castilla, Spain
$18-22 CSPC 787716

 

 

 

 

 

White Single Varieties

BEST IN CLASS (TIE)

Spier 2015 21 Gables Chenin Blanc
Tygerberg, South Africa
$28-30 CSPC 260646

 

 

 

 

 

Hillside 2017 Muscat Ottonel
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
$25-28 CSPC 434803

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Dry Creek 2016 Chenin Blanc
Clarksburg, United States
$20-22 CSPC 281253

 

 

 

 

 

Tightrope 2016 Viognier
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
A23.99  796089

 

 

 

 

 

Gruber Roschitz 2017 Gruner Veltliner
Weinviertel, Austria
$20-22 CSPC 785338

 

 

 

 

 

Black Hills 2016 Viognier
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
$25-27 CSPC 746273

 

 

 

 

 

Santadi 2017 Vermentino “Villa Solias”
Sardinia, Italy
$18-21 CSPC 751035

 

 

 

 

 

Grace 2015 Gris De Koshu
Yamanashi, Japan
$41-45 CSPC 784981

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