Tasting Notes of 4 Wines from our Summer Wine Club Meeting


The theme for our Summer meeting was Summer whites. Some pretty affordable, delicious, easy drinking wines that are sure to please in the warmer weather. All wines tasted blind and listed in order.

  • NV Vollereaux Champagne Brut – France, Champagne
    Tasted blind. Aromas of toast, cream, slate and mineral led to flavors of toast, cream and lime. Compared to Moet Imperial or Veuve Clicquot, this is a much better wine in my opinion and cheaper. Ended with a mineral driven finish. This wine won wine of the night. (92 pts.) In Stock
  • 2013 Viña Godeval Valdeorras – Spain, Galicia, Valdeorras
    Tasted blind. This wine was a little perplexing to me blind. Took me a while to get my head around. Aromas of pear, peach and mineral on the nose led to flavors of peach, sour apple and starfruit. Had a tropical fruit thing going on. I finally decided on Spain but I thought it might have been a blend. (91 pts.) In Stock
  • 2013 Domaine Daniel Pollier Pouilly-Fuissé Les Perrières – France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Pouilly-Fuissé
    Tasted blind. Nose had aromas of mineral, grass and wet stone. Palate had flavors of lemon, mineral and starfruit. This struck me as very French. Thought I had this pegged as a French Sauvignon Blanc. I was a little off. (90 pts.)
  • 2013 Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Bernkasteler Badstube am Doctorberg Riesling Spätlese – Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
    Tasted blind. A big contrast from the first 3 wines since it was sweet. Nose of apple, wet stone and mineral. Apple was really prominent though. The palate had apple, pear, mineral and a touch of tangerine. Ended with a very nice finish of about 20-25 seconds. (92 pts.)

Interesting to see 4 different mineral themes running through 4 very different wines. Starting to realize I really prefer my sweet German wines with age on them. For me, it really integrates better and adds nuance to the wines. Overall, a very enjoyable meeting. __________________