We love white wines. From Chardonnays to Sauvignon Blancs, white wine has existed for over 4,000 years and it’s still a popular choice of wine today. In this blog, we are taking a look at our top 5 white wine picks of 2021. We’ll explore their background story and discuss why we chose the ones we did.
St Supery Estate Sauvignon Blanc
The St. Supery Estate Vineyards and Winery produces 100% estate-grown certified Napa Green wines. Their focus is on the Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and additional red Bordeaux varietals. They are grounded in their commitment to sustainable winemaking practices and have a passion to create world-class wines while protecting the environment.
When you take a sip of St. Supery Estate’s Sauvignon Blanc, you’ll immediately know why we chose it. In our opinion, this is very likely the best Sauv Blanc we’ve tasted with our wine representatives. It’s crisp, clean, and bright, the three things that make your tastebuds jump for joy! Everyone at our office loved it and it scored 91 points from James Suckling, so you could say we’ve got good taste.
Louis Jadot Macon Villages
Maison Louis Jadot is known as one of the most trusted and revered wine houses in Burgundy. Jadot and his team balance tradition and technology in their winemaking process. They focus on the purest expression of each wine’s environment. Founded in 1859, the house now owns 528 acres of vineyard and produces some incredible wines.
We chose Louis Jadot Macon Villages for a few reasons, one being the price. It’s very difficult to beat this white burgundy. The minerality and brightness is on point and easy to please with a price point that makes you want to stock up.
Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc
Since 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a Sauvignon Blanc in Napa Valley that has become a benchmark for the varietal in North America. From its modest inaugural vintage of Cabernet and Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.
Duckhorn has been near and dear to our hearts for over 10 years, starting from when we first visited Napa Valley. For one, their estate is beautiful, with friendly house cats to match. Their portfolio stretches many names, including Canvasback, Goldeneye, Decoy, and of course, Duckhorn. This SauvBlanc consistently delivers a fair price with excellent taste.
Wrath Ex Unoaked Chardonnay
Wrath produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc from their estate vineyard and respected properties in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Their products are small and distribution is limited, but their wines are packed full of attitude and passion! The name “Wrath” is inspired by the wrath of nature and the wrath of the creative process that winemakers must have to create it.
Orin Swift Mannequin
Orin Swift Cellars started in 1995 when David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer and went to Florence where his wine education started. David founded Orin Swift Cellars in 1998, naming it after his father’s middle name and his mother’s maiden name. With two tons of Zinfandel, he spent the next decade making wine for others as well as himself.
We chose Orin Swift Mannequin for two reasons: 1. David’s story is unique and motivating. 2. We enjoy the layered palate that boasts lemon, vanilla creme, hints of roasted almonds, grapefruit, and white pepper. We’re getting thirsty just writing about it…
Our top white wines of 2021 have three components: story, taste, and a great price. We have enjoyed searching for the perfect white wines to share with our Coterie and we can’t wait to keep finding more. If you’d like to try any of these wines, head to our shop! What do you think of our list? Do you agree or disagree? Tag us on social and let us know!