If you are looking for a fun summer white wine to go with your picnic lunch, this is a wine that I would suggest you look for. If you are looking for a white wine that will go with fresh Pasta Primavera, I would suggest you look for this wine from Waters Crest Winery.
Waters Crest Winery 2009 Campania Bianco ($24) might be in limited quantity, but year in and year out this is a very nice white wine blend from Jim Waters.
It is composed of 70% Chardonnay, 12% Sauvignon Blanc and 18% Riesling. Each of the three grapes impart their signature qualities to make this wine stand out. The Chardonnay give this wine a nice roundness. The Sauvignon Blanc brings a tropical feel with bright acidity and the Riesling adds a delicious crisp and clean minerality.
On the nose you pick up aroma’s of apple, cantaloupe melon and pineapple. A note of salinity and river rock mix with white peach, mango and hints of honeysuckle. Faint aromas of grass and hay appear as the wine comes to room temperature.
When tasted you notice the bright and clean acidity with a lush mouth feel. Flavors of pear, peach and apple stand out with hints of spice.
The wine finishes with a note of rocky minerality.
Sláinte!*I received this bottle as a sample from the vineyard