Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Best of...Craig Lopus's Top White Wines

So did you participate in a bit of imbibing last week with some of Craig's top red wines? Well, this week I've brought you his list of top white wines, which I find perfect for the hot summer days. He has pulled together a nice diverse list of chardonnays, sauvignon blancs and sparkling wines that won't break the bank. I have added one at the bottom of the list that is a favorite of mine...I couldn't resist.

Indaba, Chardonnay (South Africa) $9

Arnold Palmer, Chardonnay (California) $12

Napa Cellars, Chardonnay (California) $20

Cartlidge and Browne, Chardonnay (California) $13

Maso Canali, Pinot Grigio (Italy) $15

Rock Rabbit, Sauvignon Blanc (California) $11

Allan Scott, Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) $13

Gouguenheim, Torrontes (Argentina) $10

Casteller, Sparkling Cava (Spain) $12

La Marca, Sparkling Prosecco (Italy) $15

Sandy's Bonus: Caymus Conundrum, White Blend (California) $12

Hope you all enjoyed that little side trip through the vineyards. Next week, we are back to books!


bermudaonion said...

I wish I knew more about wine. I rarely drink it because I only want a glass or two out of the bottle and then end up throwing the rest out.

Beth F said...

THANK YOU!!!!!! I am familiar with a few of these but now I can have fun tasting and tracking down new to me wines. Yay!!!!!!

Andreea said...

I must admit that I prefer white wines to red wines. But I would drink any wine right now:)

ds said...

These are all new (and have all been written down); it is fun finding out about new stuff. Thanks for sharing!

Frances said...

Huge fan of the Caymus Conundrum. God, I have to stop reading here. I feel thirsty just thinking of all the options. A plug for some close to home wines in Virginia - love the Viognier from Barboursville Vineyard.

Matt said...

Since Napa is right in my backyard, I'll make a point to look for these wines when I head up there for Labor Day Weekend.

My fave chardonnay is from Cakebreads Winery, St. Helena/Napa Valley. (2006)

Sandy Nawrot said...

Kathy - Aaaahhhh! That breaks my heart...send it to me next time!

Beth - you are very welcome! I love whites and reds, but whites are really nice in the summer!

Andreea - I bet you would! Hang in there is coming your way after the little one comes!

ds - Have fun chasing them down. I don't think there is a bad one in the bunch here!

Frances - oh Conundrum (and frankly, anything Caymus) is very good juice.

Matt - I believe Cakebread to be one of the finest Chards around, but not exactly easy on the pocketbook! Special occasions!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Conundrum - great wine! Thanks for another fun list!

Melody said...

I've told you before that I'm not a wine person, but I love ice wine!!!

Thanks again for another wine post!

Carrie K. said...

Sandy - have you seen the movie Bottle Shock yet? It's a must see for wine-lovers.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Rhapsody - I think I've gotten half of my Facebook friends hooked on Conundrum!

Melody - Yes ice wine is great with dessert. You don't want too much, but is wonderful to sip!

Carrie - yes, we loved Bottle Shock! Not only is the premise incredible (US wines outscore a blind tasting against France? Woo hoo!) but I Love Alan Rickman. With a capital L.

Matt said...

My friend was hunting for a bottle of Cakebreads Chards down in LA. He found it at Pavilions, which is the "high-end" Vons, owned by Safeway, for $53. I'm with you that I would only think about opening a bottle of Cakebreads on special occasion. Recently I had this Australian white wine called Yellow Tail. It's great wine for under $10. I love it!

Unknown said...

White wines cool i often use to drink wine i die for it..
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