Civello White Wine Blend 2010

Recommendation: Quality wine at a bargain price.

Winery/Producer: (Bottled by) Civello Winery; Graton, California.

Grape Variety: Blend of Pinot Gris, Verdehelo and Gewürztraminer.

Geographic Origin: California.

Vintage: 2010.

Price: $10.50

Purchased From: Village Tavern (Wine tasting dinner); Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Pared With: Sipping


    He said: Served chilled. Clear, very very light straw color. Light floral with citrus and melon aromas. Sweet initial taste going to a tart medium length finish with nice minerality. Crisp, easy drinking and refreshing. The distinctly different flavors in this wine give it an invigorating taste that is dominated by the Gewürztraminer. As it warmed the aromas were more ripe tropical fruit and the tartness of the finish became very fruity and delicious. I can see this wine appealing to a large number of American wine drinkers.

    She said: The label proclaims that the content is: “Sexier than a Pinot Grigio Naughtier than a Chardonnay.” What does that say? Is it a mix of the two? There is no way of knowing but that does not mean the blend is bad. In fact, this wine is quite pleasant. With a light bouquet and fragrance it has a medium body with agreeable acidity. The first tastes led to a bitter finish but this mellowed as the wine warmed. At $10.50 this is a quality wine at a bargain price.


Bar code: 188728000356