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5 White Wines You Should Try

Since I have already given you some reds that I loved,  I thought I needed to even it out for those that aren’t huge red wine drinkers.

As most of you know by now, I love a good wine, white or red, it doesn’t matter to me!  I do not claim to be any type of expert on the subject, just an avid wine drinker and lover.

I thought I would bring you all a list of 5 wonderful white wines, ranging from the really sweet side and then venturing into the slightly bolder, creamier and drier side, so that maybe those of you that do lean towards the sweeter wines might find a few on this list that will expand your wine horizons.

These are wines that I have tried and enjoyed, but don’t feel confined to just this list! There are so many delicious white wines out there to explore, plus tasting them is half the fun:)

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 White Wines To Put on Your “Must Try” List

  1. Little Black Dress Pinot Grigio: I love the Little Black Dress brand as a whole. Their wines are almost always good and they have a great price tag at around $11. This wine in particular will definitely cater to those of you that like your wine sweet. It carries most notes of apple and pear, but isn’t sweet to the point it has a syrup-like consistency, as some extremely sweet wines can have. It is by far one of my favorite sweet whites. Another great one from this brand that leans more toward the tart notes while continuing to remain sweet is 2011 Little Black Dress Sauvignon Blanc. If you are trying to branch out from the really sweet whites (Riesling, Moscato), I would absolutely try one of these two!
  2. Chateau St. Michelle Riesling: To me, this one is an oldie but a goodie. This was a favorite at the restaurant I worked at for years, and it is one of the first wines that really jump-started my love of wine. This Riesling is one that I used to recommend as a waitress to people just looking for a good, slightly sweet, off-dry white wine. I have rarely come across someone who didn’t like it, especially because it goes with a wide variety of foods. With flavors of pear and lime it is the perfect wine for anytime:)
  3. Green Fin Pinot Grigio: If you are in the mood for a cheap, sweet, but tasty wine, this will satisfy all of the above! At a price of just under $4, you can’t really beat the quality of this Pinot Grigio. Another one that has plenty of green apple notes mixed in with a light honey flavor for the added sweetness, this is a great pick for a week night dinner when you just want a decent glass of sweet white. I have talked about this on my blog several times because it is a wine I really enjoy.
  4. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc: This smooth Sauvignon Blanc is one that many different palates will enjoy and it can be paired with food or just enjoyed on its own. With a smell of tangerines and citrus, this wine is perfect for those that love a little bit of tropical flavor in their wine. It has some pineapple notes along with more of the citrus flavor and is the perfect medium-bodied wine that isn’t too sweet or too tart. Not to mention, you can find it for under $10.
  5. Rodney Strong Estate Chardonnay: For someone like myself who is hard to please when it comes to Chardonnay’s, only because I am not the biggest fan, this one is one of the best I have had. At around $20, you get an extremely smooth, creamy and slightly crisp wine that smells slightly of a spicy vanilla, and carries flavor notes of apple, spices and a light minerality.

I also recently passed by a bottle of Dreaming Tree Chardonnay and White Blend, which as many of you know sucked me in because the Dreaming Tree “Crush” is my favorite red wine at the moment.I will be doing a review on both of these very soon:)


*Cheers to finding a little bit of joy in a glass of good, white wine*

joanna at motherhood and merlot



  1. Um, Little Black Dress is an awesome name for a wine company! I just had St. Michelle Reisling at a wedding this weekend, it’s always been one of my go-to wines. I’m also a huge fan of cupcake wine. I will have to hunt down the others you recommended!

    • It’s so yummy too, along with it’s fantastic name:) I have never been able to get into Cupcake wine, but I have only tried two types from them so maybe I’ll branch out more.

  2. I love that Chateau St Michelle Reisling! Is my favorite. You’d also love Clean Slate Reisling. Those are my two absolute favorites! Can’t wait try all the others!

  3. I live in wine country so we have access to so many good wines but, I always end up getting off the shelf. Great list. Another white Chardonnay I tried that was inexpensive but, good was Yellow Tail.
    Pinning your list to try some of these.

  4. Yum! Adding these to my list now! You’ve been such an inspiration to me, Joanna. I try so many new wines now!

  5. Oooooh, I love some great wine recommendations! Thanks for sharing!

    Pinning this for future trips to the liquor store.

    Wishing you a lovely evening.

  6. Thanks for the suggestions. I’m a red wine lover. I’ve yet to find a white that agrees with my palate…and my head. Always leaves me with a headache. Thanks for the recommendations.

  7. These all sound like great wines! I’ve always wanted to go to a wine tasting to see what kind of wine I like.

  8. I’ve always looking for new white wines to try! I’ve really only had Pinot Grigio and a hand full of others. I’m more of a red wine person but I want to try more white wine <3

  9. I am not a huge wine drink but when I do I love sweet wine don’t care if red or wine so long as it’s sweet I am good

  10. I used to only like white wine, but I’m finding that now I prefer reds. Every now and then I like to get a white wine, though. Thanks for these ideas!

  11. I found out a couple of weekends ago I am definitely not a Pinot Noir fan. I don’t know how similar that is to the Pino Grigio wines. I like a smooth, easy to get down wine. Haha. Nothing bold, nothing smokey..

  12. Excellent choices, love Rodney Strong. I am also a big fan of J Winery’s Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.

  13. I am so bad at finding wines that I like. I will have to write these down and look for them 🙂 thank you!

  14. That is an awesome name for a wine company! I will definitely remember it.

  15. LBD Pinot Grigio is one of my favorites too!

  16. I just started getting in to wine so this is awesome! I now have some new great wines to try!

  17. Those sound like some great wines. I would love to give them a try.

  18. I’m a “fake-wine” drinker and love white and pink moscato, any suggestions from your list that I may like?

  19. This is a great list! I haven’t tried the Chateau St. Michelle Riesling, but it sounds right up my alley. I’m going to add it to my list to try. Thanks for the recommendation!

  20. I basically only like white wine! Thanks for putting this awesome list together, I’ll have to try a few soon!

  21. I’ve only drank wine a handful of times in my life and it’s definitely an acquired taste. My girlfriends swear by their favs so I’ll have to send this list over to them!

  22. This is so useful as I was literally discussing with my boyfriend last night that we need to find some wines that we like to drink in the evenings with our meals!

    Katie <3

  23. This is a great list. We usually buy wines when we’re having a dinner with family. This would come in handy.

  24. Ohhh! These sound great! I’ll definitely have to use next time I hit the store!

  25. This is really helpful to me as my wine knowledge is sad. Thank you! I’ll try them out!

  26. Chateau St. Michelle Riesling is my go to wine! I tend to buys it in bulk 🙂

  27. Chateau St. Michelle Riesling is pretty good, so glad you included it on this list! I’ve been into Moscato a lot lately too. I’m partial to more sweet stuff.

  28. Unfortunately I’m not allowed to drink alcohol with medication I’m on or I’d try these.

  29. Little Black Dress? I love that name! I’m definitely looking into that brand 🙂

  30. Looks like a nice collection. My husband’s family owns a winery here in northern California. I admit I’m a little biased 🙂

  31. I don’t drink, but if I did I would definitely want to put these on my list and the name “little black dress” so fancy, I love it!

  32. Seek out a Lincourt Chardonnay or Chateau Montelena anything red. My hubs and I are huge winos! We are members of so many wine clubs its a little ridiculous.

  33. I’ve never really been a drinker, but you had me at the vanilla, spicy, apple one at the end.

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