A pair Middle-Sister Whites

By Duane Pemberton

Middle Sister wines is for those women out there who want a little fun in the glass – made by women who are having a ball making wines that are directly aimed at being a “daily drinker”. The two most popular white grapes from California are Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio so this review will take a closer look at the “Drama Queen” and “Smarty Pants”.

“Smarty Pants” Chardonnay – W.E.P. Rating: 85%

Technical Data:

  • Grapes: 76% Chardonnay / 24% “mixed white grapes”
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Stainless Fermented
  • Residual Sugar: .80 g/100ml
  • Price: $12

Nose: Toasted cantelope, banana peel, grapefruit and a nice hint of chalk-dust.

Taste: Solid fruit up front, the melons, banana’s and an almost tropical note are very evident to me. A good transition across the mid palate that has a smidgen of acids pick things up towards the end, however, not quite as much as I’d like.

“Drama Queen” Pinot Grigio – W.E.P. Rating: 90%

Technical Data:

  • Grapes: 76% Pinot Grigio/ 12% Chenin Blanc / 12% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Stainless Fermented
  • Residual Sugar: .80 g/100ml
  • Price: $12

Nose: Cantelope, honeydew and some nice hints of jasmine, lime and lemons.

Taste: Lemons, kiwi, white grapefruit, and a smidgen of jasmine. Good fruit component on the front-end – the melons start picking up across the mid palate and showcase a slight touch of vanilla and cantaloupe on the finish.

On the web: www.middlesisterwines.com

  • Lynnda

    I will have to try these…sounds just like what I have been looking for in a daily..for the girls!!
    Hope we have it here in Texas..:)

  • Katinamgibbons

    Do you know where we can pick these up here locally?!

  • http://www.winefoot.com duanep

    Not too sure yet if they have WA distribution – I'm checking now.. in the meantime, you can always order them, tax-free from their website:

    https://wineshop.winesisterhood.com/index.cfm

  • http://www.winefoot.com duanep

    In Washington Middle Sister wines are distributed by Columbia Distributing, Odom Corporation. You can also find them at Target Stores.

  • Natalie

    Hi Lynnda

    You can find Middle Sister in Texas. They are available at Target stores! Cheers!!!

  • Mknardolillo

    can not find middlesister wines in wny

  • Raynabayna

    the only place ive been able to find ither in hawaii is Target, maybe you can find at your local target.