White Wines

  • Chardonnay - Produces a French white Burgundy and perhaps the most popular wine in the United States.
  • Chenin Blanc - The major grape planted in the French Loire valley. Often used to make a light, fruity wine.
  • Gewurztraminer - Has a floral smell and the wine itself is often drunk with spicy foods.
  • Riesling - This is also a floral smelling wine which is a light, fresh type. Reisling is quite often used as a dessert wine. Reisling has accents of fuel oil, lots of depth and complexity.
  • Sauvignon Blanc - Sometimes called Fume Blanc in California. A crisp, light wine with a "grassy" or "herbacious" characteristic.
  • Semillon - Semillon is one of the major varieties grown in Bordeaux. This can also have a grassy note but it can also have notes of ripe figs. Semillon can be drunk dry or sweet.

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