Mom’s Favorite White Wines


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I’m so excited, my Mom and Dad are coming for a visit.  My Dad is not a wine drinker, but my Mom loves her Chardonnay and a few other white wines.   Here’s what I’ll be shopping for in the Wine Store this week.

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You might remember this one, it’s my new favorite Chardonnay, and I’m sure Mom is going to love it.  From the Santa Lucia Highlands this yummy Chardonnay is full of tropical flavors and smooth on the palate.  I know she hasn’t had it yet, and I’m looking forward to sharing a glass with her.

Alianca with salad

My mother loves salads and here’s a wine she is going to love when she comes to visit.  The Alianca Vinho Verde is off-dry and fruity with citrus flavors and a crisp acidity.  Perfect wine for appetizers or patios.  This will be a treat for her, as I know she has never had it, and it’s perfectly priced to fit any budget.


I have a bottle of this Bachelder Chardonnay from the Niagara region in my wine rack and it’s going to be a huge treat for her.  She is not a lady who likes to spend a lot of money on wine, but loves the good stuff.  So it’s fun to spoil her every once in a while.  This is a gorgeous Chardonnay made by Thomas Bachelder, smooth and rich.  We’ll save this one for a special meal.


Here’s another great wine I’m sure she will love this.  Conundrum White blend from Caymus Vineyards in California is rich and full and delicious.  They are keeping the blend a secret, but there is definitely some Chardonnay in there.  Gorgeous rich flavors of peach and honey and it’s a great seafood wine.

Dreaming Tree chardonnay

And last but not least, the  Dreaming Tree Chardonnay remains one of her favorites.  Dave Matthews and his partners at Dreaming Tree vineyard know how to do Chardonnay right.  And in case you didn’t know the labels are organic, the bottles are lighter to cut down on shipping costs and they are very conscious in their winemaking practices.  I love this vineyard and the wine that they are producing.

My new wine of the week… is a red!

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The Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Red Blend is a gorgeous wine.  Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Grenache, Petite Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre and Cab Franc.  I know, sometimes when winemakers add too many different kinds of grapes, it doesn’t always come out great.  Well this vineyard had it turn out spectacular.  It is a great full-bodied fruit driven wine with all the lusciousness you would expect with Merlot being dominant.   I enjoyed this wine last night with a BBQ burger and it was heavenly.

Mom and Dad

My mom and dad are here for 12 days so I may take a wine blog holiday next week.  This picture was taken last year when they visited Halifax.  Hope everyone is enjoying their summer.



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