The Beauty of White : Cellar


By: Jorge Ferraez

Many think that the best wines are red. I need to confess that I myself prefer to drink red most of the time, but whenever you have a sip of a refreshing and crisp white, you cannot resist the tropical fruits, vanilla, white flowers and floral notes of the nice white wines. I have a friend that always brings a white Burgundy to any dinner just to start and then turns to red wine for the rest of the evening. There’s a white for every taste; a sweet, flowery Riesling for a delicate white fish, buttery and pineapple-noted Chardonnay for grilled seafood, a light grapefruit like Sauvignon Blanc with Brie cheese and of course, an elegant white Burgundy for a sophisticated white meat dish.

Here are some of the best whites I’ve been trying recently:



Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Bernkasteler alte Badstube am Doctorberg 2014

Region: Mosel, Germany
Varietal: Riesling (Spatlese)
Price: $29
Aromas: Apple, caramelized peaches
Flavors: Honeysuckle, vanilla, flowers
Impression: Crisp and delicious
Structure: Nice balance
Drink with: Elaborated white fish dishes. Raw Oysters.
Why I loved this wine? Very nice perfumed notes
My Rating: 91 pts.



Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2015

Region: Napa Valley / Carneros
Varietal: Chardonnay
Price: $52
Aromas: Tangerine and banana, tropical melon
Flavors: Vanilla, caramel, grapefruit
Impression: Rich and exotic
Structure: Round
Drink with: Grilled Salmon, Chicken Florentine, Smoked Turkey
Why I loved this wine? Crisp and Mouth-filling
My Rating: 93 pts.


Neethlingshof Estate  Chenin Blanc 2016

Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Price: $22
Aromas: Citric, lime peel, pear
Flavors: Orange oil, tropical fruit, kiwi
Impression: Fresh
Structure: Good Balance
Drink with: Raw Seafood, Shrimp Cocktail, Oysters, Grilled Vegetables
Why I loved this wine? Easy to drink
My Rating: 89 pts.