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Michael Gill Cellars

Michael Gill Cellars
2014 "Oso Blanco", Vermentino, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Other US White

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: .44%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$40

Michael Gill Cellars
2014 "Oso Blanco", Vermentino, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Other US White

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: .44%
Bright medium silvery straw color. Bright, interesting aromas and flavors of peach custard pie, vanilla yogurt nuts, and creme brulee with a glycerous, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-length spiced apples and pears and lemon cream finish with fine, fruit tannins and light oak. A crisp and refreshing white that will pair nicely.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, fruity, juicy & smooth & oaky
Aroma Aroma: peach custard pie, vanilla yogurt nuts, and creme brulee
Taste Flavor: spiced apples and pears and lemon cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Ceviche, Roasted Sea Scallops, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and refreshing white that will pair nicely.

The Producer

Michael Gill Cellars

The Producer
4125 Peachy Canyon Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-239-1668

Their Portfolio

91 Michael Gill Cellars 2013 Oso Blanco, Vermentino, Paso Robles 13.9% (USA) $40.00.
93 Michael Gill Cellars 2014 Tantrum, Tempranillo, Paso Robles 16.4% (USA) $42.00.
91 Michael Gill Cellars 2014 Il Elione, Zinfandel, Paso Robles 16.1% (USA) $42.00.
91 Michael Gill Cellars 2013 "Black Tie", Alicante Bouchet, Paso Robles 14.1% (USA) $45.00.
93 Michael Gill Cellars 2014 "Oso Blanco", Vermentino, Paso Robles 14.8% (USA) $40.00.
93 Michael Gill Cellars 2015 Black Tie, Viognier, Paso Robles 15.5% (USA) $38.00.
96 Michael Gill Cellars 2014 "Black Tie", Syrah, Paso Robles 17% (USA) $65.00.
85 Michael Gill Cellars 2015 Counoise, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $40.00.
92 Michael Gill Cellars 2015 "Tantrum", Tempranillo, Paso Robles 17% (USA) $45.00.
92 Michael Gill Cellars 2015 "Il Elione", Zinfandel, Paso Robles 15.7% (USA) $45.00.
92 Michael Gill Cellars 2015 "The Tenor", Tannat, Paso Robles 15.6% (USA) $45.00.
84 Michael Gill Cellars 2016 Oso Blanco White , Vermentino, Paso Robles 14.4% (USA) $40.00.
86 Michael Gill Cellars 2016 Estate Bottled Black Tie, Viognier, Paso Robles 15.7% (USA) $38.00.
87 Michael Gill Cellars 2015 Estate Bottled Tantrum, Tempranillo, Paso Robles 17% (USA) $45.00.
84 Michael Gill Cellars 2016 The Pride Estate Bottled, Primitivo, Paso Robles 16.1% (USA) $45.00.
89 Michael Gill Cellars 2016 Il Elione, Zinfandel, Paso Robles 15.8% (USA) $45.00.
90 Michael Gill Cellars 2016 The Tenor Estate Bottled, Tannat, Paso Robles 15.4% (USA) $45.00.

Other US White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
While white varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling are very important throughout wine regions in the US, there are numerous others planted in various zones. In California, Italian varieties such as Pinot Grigio and Arneis can be found, while producers in Santa Barbara and Paso Robles work with white Rhone varieties such as Marsanne and Viognier.

New York State works with hybrid grapes, both French and American. Among these are Cayuga, Seyval Blanc and Vignoles. This last grape is also grown in various Midwest states such as Missouri, Indiana and Illinois.