I have been looking for a nice white table wine and this Maryhill Winemaker’s White fits the bill. Priced under $10, this is a crisp and friendly white wine. It has slight floral nose, with a touch of lemon. This semi-dry wine has predominantly citrus flavors with an emphasis on lemon that transitions to more grapefruit on the finish. It is just acidic enough to be interesting without being overwhelming.
The strength of a table wine is it’s ability to pair with a wide variety of dishes. I decided to pair this one with a variety of dishes.
- Artichoke tapenade – This tapenade consisted primarily of artichoke hearts, olives and sweet red peppers. The salty savoriness was a counterpoint to the citrus in the wine, it was a tasty combination but not earth shattering.
- Cod with mango salsa– The moderately spicy and sweet salsa was enhanced by the crisp citrus flavors of this wine. Although both the cod and the wine tasted good separately, they were definitely better together.
- Pesto linguine with shrimp– This was the winning combination for our dinner! The Maryhill Winemaker’s White was a luscious complement to the richness of the pesto sauce. It was like a delightful palate cleanser plus. It refreshed the senses and cut some of the oiliness of the pesto, allowing the basil and Parmesan to really shine for a canned pesto. I almost believed it was a fresh pesto! I am delighted that there was leftovers for me to enjoy while I write this post.
This is a great bargain table white wine. The Maryhill Winemaker’s White 2007 won the Silver award at the Vino Challenge 2008. It was easily available at our local Fred Meyers and made a good dinner, great!