May 2013 - US - Summer/Aromatic White Wines and Rosé

This month's Wine feature is US - Summer/Aromatic White Wines and Rosé Wines
US - Summer/Aromatic White Wines and Rosé Reviews
201998
Hunt Country
NV Dolce di Moscato Finger Lakes
Expressive aromas of apricot tart, fruit salad, coconut, and white blossoms with a silky fruity light-to-medium body and a long, rich, and tangy orange sorbet and honeydew accented finish. A delicious and balanced off-dry moscato that is a sheer pleasure to drink. Impressive!
94 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202184
Dr. Konstantin Frank
2012 Dry Riesling
Silvery straw color. Lightly floral and fruity aromas of ripe nectarines and green apples on the tree with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a bright, crisp lemony finish. A delicious and artfully balanced riesling for sipping or the table.
93 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202224
Cardella
2011 Basila Farms, Home Vineyard Moscato
Pale silvery golden color. Pure, floral peony, lychee, and peach aromas with a silky fruity light-to-medium body and a long tangy, spiced pear, nougat, and citrus sorbet accented finish. A very lively, stylish and well balanced moscato that seriously elevates the category.
93 points $17 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201931
Viansa
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
High toned aromas and flavors of gooseberries, pickled peppers,and grapefruit rind with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a zesty honeyed lime and herb driven finish. A fantastically flavorful and vibrant sauvignon blanc for all applications.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202120
Peirano
2012 The Heritage Collection Moscato
Rich fancy lavender bath soap, dried apricot, and pistachio nougat aromas with a silky, fruity medium body and a rich, tangy peach cobbler and spiced apple accented finish. A lovely fruity sipper.
92 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202074
Lumos
2012 Temperance Hill Vineyard Gewurztraminer
Bright aromas of apricots, lychee and roses with a crisp, fruity medium body and a long, perky finish with a mouthwatering wave of ripe clementine, stone fruit, and mineral flavors. A delicious and appetizing white for all occasions.
92 points $19 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202075
Lumos
2012 "Chiquita" Pinot Noir Rosé
Steely pink color. Aromas of yeasty dough, watermelon rind, and overripe berries with a silky, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium with a crisp, citrus and sour cherry finish. A really nice and vibrantly racy rose that will be great with Asian tuna dishes.
92 points $20 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202169
Voss
2012 Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Pale silvery golden color. Rich dill pickled pepper, grapefruit custard tart, and lime blossoms with a silky, dryish medium body and a grassy and citrus rind driven finish. A nicely structured and stylishly dry sauvignon blanc for the table or sipping.
92 points $21.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202182
Alexandria Nicole
2012 "Affinity" Albarino
Pale straw with a silvery cast. Bright aromas and flavors of peach, lime curd, mango and nougat with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a refreshing, long finish. A delightful domestic version of albariño that will be great as a sipper or at the table with a wide range of foods.
91 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202126
Primero Beso
2011 White Blend California
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of dark fig-date bread and honey with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy apple, peach, starfruit and lemon tart accented finish. Very refreshing and lively as a sipper or pair with spicy Mexican foods.
91 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202178
PDX
2012 "Yield" Pennsylvania
Pale yellow straw. Aromas of dark roasted nuts, grilled citrus, honeycomb, and dill pickle with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a lively creamy nougat, kiwi, melon, and sweet grass accented finish. A rich, smoky fruit and mineral laden white that is reminiscent of great Sicilian whites from Mount Etna.
91 points $20.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202230
Paradise Ridge
2012 Grandview Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Silvery straw color. Aromas yellow pepper and grapefruit rind with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, juicy lemon and grassy earth finish. Great varietal flavors, balance and length.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202226
PEJU
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Nice nose of ripe melon and soft lemon cream aromas lead in rich tangy grapefruit custard flavors on the palate. Brilliant acidity translates into a wine that will sing with food. Pair with goat cheese salads.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202170
Alba
2011 Chelsea Dry Rosé Warren Hills
Steely pink color. Vibrant aromas and flavors of balsamic and honey drizzled strawberries and cherries with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and citrus, melon, and creamy accented finish. A delicious and stylish rose for sipping and the table.
90 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202167
Martin & Weyrich
2011 Moscato Allegro
Aromas of lemon balm, peach and dusty apple with a round, fruity medium body and and a tangy clementine and earth finish. Nice complexity and off-dry style. Will be great for all occasions.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202122
Peirano
2010 The Heritage Collection Sauvignon Blanc
Toasty lemon cream and coconut pie aromas with a hint of salt water taffy. Rounded attack, good length and balance. Supple baked apple finish with solid fruit and nicely framed out nutty oak. A very nice fumé style.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202055
Heron Hill Winery
2011 Muscat
Floral lavender, lemon blossom and bloody orange aromas with a crisp, fruity, light body and a tangy yellow apple, peach skin and lychee finish. A really tasty carefree sipper that is sure to please.
90 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202123
Canyon Wind
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Pale silvery straw color. Appetizing aromas of peach yogurt, angel food cake, and grapefruit custard with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and melon, kiwi and wheat grass accented finish. A zingy, mouthwatering sauvignon blanc with very style and balance.
90 points $14.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202183
Dr. Konstantin Frank
2012 Semi-Dry Riesling
Creamy apple custard and peach tart aromas. Lively, almost spritzy entry, racy citrusy acidity with good length and an minerally lingering finish. Excellent vibrancy and table appeal for spicy Thai food.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201976
Morais
2012 Select White Virginia
Floral Japanese plum, lychee and peach custard pie aromas are very attractive with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, melon, starfruit and Meyer lemon driven finish. A lovely floral sipper or table wine with razor-like acidity. Pair with sautéed scallops.
90 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202073
Lumos
2012 Temperance Hill Vineyard, "Julia" Pinot Gris
Pale straw robe with a light emerald-gray cast. Refreshing ripe peach and lime aromas and flavors with racy acidity. Nicely balanced with a touch of earthiness and honeyed nuts throughout the palate. A very nice sipper or pair with scallops.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202062
Mazza Vineyards
2012 Pinot Grigio
Silvery straw color with a pale brass cast. Aromas of nut brittle, honeyed melon rind, and peach pit with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy, nectarine and Meyer lemon accented finish. A bright, well-balanced sipper or table wine.
89 points $13.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201975
Morais
2011 Select White Virginia
Aromas and flavors of yellow plum, tapioca, and pickled watermelon with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart tangerine, lemon and grass accented finish. A racy white for the table; pair with a mussels and oysters.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201814
Madria Sangria
yellow color. Vibrant aromas of flowers, yellow plum, and peach candy with a crisp, fruity medium body and a honey and apple-pear sorbet finish. A lovely off-dry sipper.
88 points $5.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201795
Barefoot
NV White Zinfandel
Initial nose of stewed red fruits, tree bark and strawberry taffy. Rounded easy flavors follow with a nice underlying earthiness.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202168
Martin & Weyrich
2011 Pink Moscato Allegro
Vinous nose of cherry spritzer, raspberries and a hint of earth. Rounded easy flavors and a touch of residual sugar softens the finish. A pleasant off-dry summer patio wine.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202125
Canyon Wind
2012 47-Ten White Grand Valley
Pale platinum straw color. Aromas of kiwi-pineapple yogurt, nougat, and toasted Hawaiian bread with a supple, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy, melon and nut accented finish. Tasty.
88 points $12.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202121
Peirano
2010 "The Other" White Lodi
Golden yellow color. Toasty aromas of apple tart, cheesecake, and faint grilled pepper with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a round melon, praline and grass accented finish. A nicely balanced oak aged white for everyday pleasure.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202208
Wagner Vineyards
2011 Estate Bottled, Select Riesling
Latex scents lead with yellow apple back notes. Rich entry, good structure a bit of earth and a crisp tart finish.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201900
Alexandria Nicole
2012 Destiny Ridge Vineyards, Late Harvest Riesling
Floral ripe yellow apple and pear and banana custard aromas and on the palate. Later a hint of honey and earth. Off dry, tangy finish with an impression of sweetness. A nice pairing with spicy Asian food.
88 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202095
Robert Hall Winery
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
Enticing nose of lemon pastry and a hint of cream. Tangy earthy flavors follow, with a rich entry and good length. A lovely sipper.
88 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201923
Edna Valley Vineyard
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
Golden color. Bright aromas and flavors of grapefruit, green pepper, and gherkin with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a creamy, lightly grassy finish. Nice flavor and balance.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201984
Chatom
2011 Estate-Grown, Reserve Semillon
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of buttery pound cake, fig preserves, and nougat with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a creamy vanilla, nut, nectarine and citrus kissed finish. Pinpoint acidity and precise varietal flavors.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202177
PDX
2012 Pinot Grigio
Bold aromas of melted honeycomb, char-grilled stone and citrus fruits, and gherkin with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy blood orange, nectarine skin, and straw accented finish. Really richly smoky and exotic; pair this with Creole blackened fish.
88 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202196
Castoro Cellars
2011 "Tango" Central Coast
Pale golden color. Bold aromas of white nut fudge, cotton candy, and coconut cream pie with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a drier finish with notes of nectarine, pickled melon, praline, and lemon pepper. A interesting flavor-coaster; serve with seafood lasagna.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202179
Borderland
2012 "Leaping Sheep" Riesling
Aromas of bruised peaches, grilled lemons, and beeswax with a silky, dryish medium body and a round, peach pit and grassy earth finish. A very serious, dry riesling for the table; try with grilled shrimp.
88 points $24.43
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201802
Barefoot
NV Sauvignon Blanc
Intense nose of all manner of pyrazines: jalapeno, tomato leaf, a bit of saddle sweat and lemon grass. Fun and complex. Nice attack and most of the flavors follow - would like a bit more length.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201803
Barefoot
NV Moscato
Ripe peach, honeycomb, and lemon curd aromas and flavors with a crisp, tangy orange finish. Very tasty and sure to please as a patio wine.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202195
Castoro Cellars
2012 Estate Grown Muscat Canelli
Pale golden yellow color. Peach yogurt and pastry, dried flowers, and honeyed nuts with a silky fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy, spiced pear and orange accented finish. A tasty, fruity sipper.
87 points $9 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202207
Wagner Vineyards
2011 Estate Bottled, Semi-Dry Riesling
Soft lemony scents and kerosine-like reductive notes dominate the nose. Sleek flavors fill out the mid-palate and an earth tinged finish.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201771
D.H. Lescombes
2012 Chenin Blanc
Aromas of roasted lemons and squash with a soft fruity-yet-dry light body and a tangy red apple and orange finish. A pleasant, fruity everyday sipper.
87 points $13.50 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202065
Mazza Chautauqua Cellars
2011 Riesling
Pale golden color. Lightly floral aromas of lime powder candy, citrus oil and nectarine pit with a dry-yet-fruity light body and a touch of grape leaves, twigs and earth on the tart, punctuated finish. Lots of earthy Old World character in a linear frame. Serve with food.
87 points $13.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202194
Castoro Cellars
2011 Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc
High toned in your face nose of pickle, lemon wafers and a hint of toasted grain. Big flavors follow with a subtle earthy underlayment. A fairly taut finish.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201964
Biltmore Estate
NV Century White Wine American
Pale golden silver color. Mellow aromas of nectarine, melon, and apple tart with a silky, fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy honeyed apple, pressed flower and peach finish. A tasty sipper.
87 points $15.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201983
Chatom
2011 Estate-Grown Sauvignon Blanc
Aromas of toasted brioche and lemon cake with lively dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, kiwi, grass and peach and celery sodas accented finish. A fun zippy sauvignon blanc.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202072
Lumos
2012 "Rudolfo" Pinot Gris
Light straw robe with an emerald green cast. Soft nectarines and praline aromas come to mind. Underlying earthy flavors come on across the palate with a tart, peach skin and lemon zest finish. A crisp table wine to pair with crab and shrimp.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202295
Arrow Creek
2012 Pinot Grigio
Star bright straw robe with a gray cast. Peach and nougat aromas with a light creamy back note. Grilled peach calypso flavors are enticing with just a bit of warmth and spice in the finish.
87 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202127
Pend d’Oreille
2012 Willard Vineyard Roussanne
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of linen, sweet cream, and peach coulis with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and crisp, melon, spun honey, and earth accented finish. A pleasant sipper or a table wine that will pair nicely with roasted poultry.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201808
Barefoot
NV "Refresh", Crisp White California
Toasty apricot pastry and creamy nougat aromas with an effervescent fruity light body and a peach cobbler and lemon tart and soda finish. A zesty, toasty white sipper.
86 points $7.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201829
The Naked Grape
NV Moscato
Mild apple sauce and peach cider aromas and flavors with a crisp, fruity light body and a tangy citrus and apple finish. Tasty.
86 points $7.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201922
Mirassou
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
Grilled lemons, a subtle tomato leaf scent and even a hint of cats pee. Rounded entry, and a bit of parchment in the short grippy, slightly sweet-tart finish.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202079
Diversion
NV Riesling
Delicate subtle nose, apples and lime blossoms come to mind. Key lime tart and earthy flavors follow with a tangy, crisp finish. A nice fruity everyday sipper.
86 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202056
Heron Hill Winery
2011 "Eclipse White" New York State
Pale golden straw color. Interesting aromas of salty lightly smoked nuts, apple butter, and lemon chiffon with a punchy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a crunchy green apple, melon and lime zest finish with crunchy fruit tannins. A zesty white that will go great with grilled shrimp.
86 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202071
Garfield Estates
2012 "S2" Grand Valley
Pale silvery straw color. Attractive aromas of date cake, salted praline, pepper, and grapefruit preserves with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a mellow melon and kiwi accented finish. A nicely styled table wine that will be good with seafood, chicken and pork dishes.
86 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201977
Morais
2011 Rosé Virginia
Pale red color with an olive gray cast. Interesting aromas of pickled watermelon and dried cherries with a soft, dryish medium body and a spicy, herbal accented dried apple, and nut finish. A nice, dry savory rosé for the table; try with roasted pork.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202027
Acronym
2011 White Blend California
A bit of bubble gum dust, peaches and a dried twig note. This wine has a lot of fruity sweetness, refreshing acidity and a bit of honey and earthiness on the finish.
86 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202210
Heritance
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
Pale golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon bread, roasted pepper, and grass with a soft, dry light-to-medium body and a nectarine skin, cream, and earth accented finish. A dry sauvignon blanc that will be good with grilled river fish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202318
flipflop
2012 Pinot Grigio
Pale straw with a light gray cast. Soft lemony pie aromas and with swirling stone fruits on the palate. Nutty finish with refreshing acidity. A nice everyday pint grigio.
85 points $5.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201826
The Naked Grape
NV Pinot Grigio
Light shy earthy scents reminiscent of tree bark dominate the nose. Retronasal scents are closer to peach cobbler. Easy flavors come off as a bit dilute.
85 points $7.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201831
Turning Leaf
2011 Pinot Grigio
Very pale robe with a light silvery gray cast. Ripe nectarine and a bit of earth. Simple easy drink with lighter flavors and a grippy finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201836
Turning Leaf
2011 "Refresh", Crisp White California
Toasty peach pasty, apple sauce and lemon chiffon aromas with a fruity, petillant light body and a zippy, pear and orange cake accented finish. Fun and flavorful.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201837
Turning Leaf
2011 "Refresh" Moscato
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of chalk, baked peaches and apples with a spritzy fruity medium body and a very crisp and tangy orange and earth finish. A nice tidy, effervescent sipper or pair with bbq.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201962
Biltmore Estate
NV Riesling
Green apple skin and lemon aromas lead with a touch of petrol. Rounded entry and a soft honeyed finish. A very nice quaffer.
85 points $10.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202018
Jersey Blush
NV Semi-Sweet Rosé Wine New Jersey
Funky wooly grapey notes lead. Flavors however are rounded, supple and balanced with a pleasant toasty dry finish.
85 points $10.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202129
Bordeleau
2009 Sauvignon Blanc
Golden straw color. Stalky aromas suggest grilled citrus, charred nuts, and sour cream with a supple, dryish medium body and a kiwi, melon, yellow apple, and grass accented finish. A bit of a wild ride that finishes strong; pair with seafood gumbo.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202029
Echelon
2011 Pinot Grigio
Deep straw with a light pink gray cast. Peaches and lime yogurt with a light underlayment of earth. Easy entry and mid-palate with a taut finish. Pleasant with nice table friendly acidity.
85 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202064
Mazza Chautauqua Cellars
2011 Pinot Grigio
Pale golden straw color with a faint brassy cast. Lightly yeasty aromas suggest lime powder, pepper dust, Brazil nuts, and nectarine pit with a sofr, dryish light body and a melon and coconut water accented finish. A sturdy table wine.
85 points $13.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201901
Alexandria Nicole
2012 "a-SQUARED" Pinot Gris
Pale straw robe with a light silvery-green cast. Creamy soft peach and tapioca aromas lead. Easy rounded entry and a brisk, lemon zest and earth accented finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202124
Canyon Wind
2012 Pinot Gris
Very pale robe, the wine ears up nicely with a pale gray cast. Light easy flavors reminiscent of grilled peaches and apricot pits. An easy drink in a drier vein.
85 points $14.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201978
Morais
2012 Rosé Virginia
Vibrant crimson color. Aromas of strawberry cake and dried cherries with a soft, dryish medium body and a kiwi, nut, and grassy earth accented finish. A nice dry rose for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201793
Barefoot
NV Pinot Grigio
Very pale robe, scents of green twigs lead. Light stone fruit scents more akin to peach pits dominate the nose. Light simple peachy flavors fall off rather quickly.
84 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202063
South Shore Wine Company
2012 Gruner Veltliner
Silvery straw color. Yeasty and minerally aromas suggest citrus rind, peach pit, nutshell and lime leaves with a racy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an earthy, citrus and nut driven finish. A solid wine for oysters.
84 points $14.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201785
Weibel Family
2010 Sauvignon Blanc
Silvery straw color. Earthy aromas of grass, melon rind, and yellow pepper with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a mellow starfruit accented finish. A dry sauvignon blanc for the table.
84 points $14.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201979
Morais
2012 Battlefield White Virginia
Pale silvery golden color. Rather muted aromas suggest spiced lemon, pickled fruits, and nougat with a tart dryish light-to-medium body and a terse lemon, nut and kiwi finish. A tart citrusy wine to pair with oysters on the half shell.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202206
Wagner Vineyards
2011 Estate Bottled, Dry Riesling
Bright straw color. Dusty aromas of ironed cloth, peach Jell-O, and soursop with a soft, dryish light body and a earthy tart lemon and hay driven finish.
83 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202181
Skinnygirl
2011 Rosé Wine California
Light salmon robe with a light violet cast. Soft berry notes an a hint of lemons. Easy entry, clean rounded flavors but the lemony finish seems a bit manipulated and is a tad too bitter.
83 points $14.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202070
West Slope Wine Company
2012 Moscato
Pale silvery straw color. Earthy flower patch aromas of lilac, apricot pit, and Brazil nut brittle with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tart, melon, balsa and citrus oil accented finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202028
Arrow Creek
2011 Pinot Grigio
Pale straw with a beige cast. Greek yogurt and honeyed nectarines are the dominant aromas and flavors. Later grassy mineral and citrus note emerge. Flavors are light with a grippy fruit tannin finish.
83 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202180
Skinnygirl
2011 White Wine California
Pale golden silver color. Really faint aromas suggest starfruit and a paper bad filled with pears and nectarines. Dry and soft on the palate with a light body and a dusty nutshell, melon and citrus rinds accented finish. Very restrained.
82 points $14.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202031
Nitty Gritty
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Pale golden color. Dusty aromas of pickled pepper, nettles, melon rind, and talc with a crisp dry light body and a brisk, lightly papery finish. (Both bottles sampled)
82 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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