Oaked whites beyond chardonnay
Chardonnay isn't the only grape to get the oak treatment. These wines were aged in oak, but handled in a restrained, sensible manner.
Price key: $=less than $20 $$= $20-40 $$$=$40-60 $$$$=above $60
Quality key: * = decent wine ** = very good wine *** = superb wine ****= elite
VALUE = exceptional quality for the money
Dogwood and Thistle Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino '20 ** $$
(Bright fresh fruit with subtle oak influence, well rounded, flavorful)
Reina de Castilla Rueda Verdejo, Spain '20 ** $$ WINE VALUE OF THE WEEK
(Very dry, creamy, old and new world influences, quite elegant)
Remhoogte "Honeybunch" Chenin Blanc, South Africa '20 **1/2 $$
(Off-dry, Vouvray-like, wild yeast-fermented, aged for one year in oak)
All of these wines can be purchased at Kenilworth Wine and Spirits.
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