Weekend Wine: Clean Slate Riesling is one smart wine from the flavors to the styling to the packaging. It’s got some sweetness but almost comes off dry. It’s an explosion of crisp-tart lime, tangerine, floral and subtle honeyed notes with a big swirl of minerality.
Root: 1 Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley Chile 2011, $12: American wine critics are over the moon about this one, and for good reason: the passionate bottle design and the flavor explosion of crisp-tart lime, grapefruit, floral notes and herbaceous tones with lovely texture on the midpalate.
Jose Conde lifts up Cape wines with MAN, Tormentoso and Stark-Conde Dry minerally Chenin Blancs, Pinotages that pass for exquisite, pure Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignons and Syrahs that can hold their own against the best of ‘em: That’s what you get with South African wines by José Condé.