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


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






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






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


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







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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