Stag's Leap Hands of Time Red 2017 Hewitson Gun Metal Riesling 2020 Forge Cellars Freese Vineyard Dry Riesling 2018 Torres 'Pago del Cielo' Celeste Verdejo 2019 Chateau Rieussec R de Rieussec Blanc Sec 2017

But one Bordeaux category that goes underappreciated is the dry white wines. Blends of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and, in some cases, Muscadelle, the finest dry white wines of Bordeaux can be truly profound. Unfortunately, many of them are prohibitively expensive.

However, the 2017 R de Rieussec Bordeaux Blanc Sec (I have been fortunate to taste about a dozen vintages, and the 2017 is amazing) is a fabulous wine and very affordable at only $35.99. It is very aromatic with baked pears, lemon rind, peaches and stone. Very powerful and rich with depth and intensity that shows superb power. Dense and solid with wild fruit. It’s aromatically complex and exciting. A beautiful wine now and for the next ten years plus in a cool cellar. James Suckling agrees with me, rating it 95 points!