White Single Varietals

While this category is a bit of a catch-all, it also serves as a bit of a treasure trove of possibly overlooked gems. These are wines that compete in a cutthroat category surviving only on their merits. Some judges use these flights as a test of sorts to hone blind tasting skills, while others try to find the best apples compared to the next orange, peach or strawberry. Personally, I was thrilled to see a wide range of very good products emerge at the top with viognier, chenin blanc, and a few other white grapes that just need a little more love since they are phenomenal, but overshadowed by the classics. Enjoy! Tom Firth

BEST IN CLASS

Play Estate 2015 Viognier
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
$27-29 CSPC 778441

 

 

 

 

 

TOP VALUE

Spier Signature 2017
Chenin Blanc
Western Cape, South Africa
$13-15 CSPC 659037

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Kaiken ‘Terroir Series’ 2015 Torrontes
Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina
$19-21 CSPC 330407

 

 

 

 

 

Marques De Caceres 2015 Rias Baixas
Deusa Nai Albarino
Rias Baixas, Spain
$20-21 CSPC 782958

 

 

 

 

Talamonti 2015 Trabocchetto Pecorino
Abruzzo, Italy
$18-20 CSPC 757908

 

 

 

 

 

Gran Bohedal 2015 Blanco
Rioja, Spain
$17-19 CSPC 778338

 

 

 

 

 

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