Vinum Cellars White Elephant 2014 White Wine, $17.99-$19.99, 90 points, poured a pale brass color with a slight green tint.
Smells of pome blossoms, apple, honeysuckle, soft vanilla, and faint caramel notes were enticing.
Ironically, with no inclusion of Chardonnay, it was very much reminiscent of one, but considerably lighter with more acidity, and the influence of French oak fermentation clinched the comparison.
Flavors mirrored the aromas, but nothing over-the-top.
Finished long and powerful on white pepper, ginger, the trailing palate, and a warming 13.9% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with my marinated broiled Mako shark steak.
Varietals were 58% Chenin Blanc, 32% Viognier, and 10% Roussanne.
I bought this white wine at The Whole Foods of Bedford.
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