2009 Nine Gables Verdelho

White Wine, Nine Gables, Viognier, Verdelho
It was pretty hot here in the Bay Area earlier this week.  While it has cooled off now, the start of the week was definitely White Wine Weather (the other “www”).

I opened up a bottle of a 2009 Verdelho from Nine Galbles Vineyard.  It is such a nice wine.  The color is the palest amber imaginable.  The wine has a decent body to it, not watery at all.

The nose is very floral.  I almost want to say it smells like honeysuckle, but that’s not quite it.

It tastes wonderful.  Just off-dry is is slightly sweet with a creamy mouth feel, not watery at all.  The flavor is of pears and peaches with over tones of vanilla and honey.  This is similar to a Viognier, but less sweet.


Nine Gables Vineyard

2009 Verdelho, Shenandoah Valley CA

Off-dry white wine.



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David is an author and architect living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He writes about wine, food and travel. His first book is Pour Me Another: An Opinionated Guide to Gold Country Wines, now one of the highest rated books about California Wines.