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December 2014 - US - Summer/Aromatic White Wines and Rosé

December 2014 - 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

Lakewood 2013  Valvin Muscat
93 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery straw color. Bright, floral aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, apple sauce, and peach sorbet with a silky, tangy, off-dry medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long finish revealing nuances of sweet citrus and melon with no oak. A delicious, balanced, and not-too-sweet ’dessert’ wine that is dry enough for entrees too.
93 points $12.99 Best Buy
Puzzle Pieces 2012 White Wine Santa Ynez Valley
92 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Gold color. Rich aromas and flavors of pineapple cake, coconut cream, and peach with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-length finish with notes of yellow apple, delicate spiced nuts, melon, and pear. A very tasty and nuanced white blend that is sure to please.
92 points $19.99 Best Buy
Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2013 Estate, Rosé Chehalem Mountains
92 points
$30
Salmon ruby color. Inviting aromas and flavors of spiced strawberries, cherry butter, and nougat with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-long finish with touches of spice, savory citrus, and minerals with fine tannins and light oak. A very nuanced and delicious, adult rosé.
Shenandoah 2013 Shenandoah Blanc Shenandoah Valley
91 points
$14
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Attractive, bright, creamy aromas and flavors of apple custard tart and tropical fruit salad with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, breezy finish evoking accents of banana custard, delicate spice, and pineapple sorbet with crunchy tannins. A delicious and zesty white sipper.
91 points $14 Best Buy
deLorimier 2013 Estate Sauvignon Blanc
91 points
$22
Golden straw bright medium color. Complex aromas and flavors of lemons, gooseberries, cats pee, and turned earth with a chewy, tangy, dry full body and a peppery, complex finish with fine tannins and light oak.
Handley 2013  Riesling
91 points
$22
Bright medium straw color. Bright aromas and flavors of yellow apples, paraffin, and bitter lemon with a chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a mildly astringent, captivating, medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
Westport 2013 "Fleur de Lis" Yakima Valley
91 points
$25
Silver color. Bright aromas and flavors of peach chutney and fruit salad with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with suggestions of spiced apples, Meyer lemon, and melon. A very tasty and balanced pinot gris.
Westport 2013 "Bordello Blonde" Yakima Valley
91 points
$25
Pale silvery straw color. Interesting, fruity, yeasty aromas and flavors of piña colada, lemon Greek yogurt, stollen, and honeycomb with a lively, off-dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, delightful, medium-length finish displaying notes of honeyed apples and peaches and Meyer lemon tart with no oak. A delicious and vibrant fruit-forward white blend that is sure to please.
Quail Creek 2013  Pinot Grigio
90 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Pale golden silver color. Delicate aromas and flavors of key lime pie, orange-kiwi marmalade, and dried blossoms with a vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of melon, nuts, apple, and delicate earth. A lovely elegant pinot grigio with great varietal character and balance.
90 points $7.99 Best Buy
Lakewood 2013  Riesling
90 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Straw light pale bright color. Attractive aromas and flavors of stone fruit, apricot pits, Meyer lemon, and spun sugar with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A lovely, harmonious expression of the Riesling varietal.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
Worthy 2010 "Five Clones" Napa Valley
90 points
$19
Light golden silver color. Delicate, inviting aromas of grapefruit chutney, gooseberry custard, and straw with a soft, dryish body and a tingling, cheery Meyer lemon, melon, and earth finish. A vivacious and nicely structured sauvignon blanc.
Handley 2013  Gewürztraminer
90 points
$20
Golden yellow color. Lively aromas and flavors of peaches, lychee, and peony with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length finish. A delicious and balanced gewurztraminer with nice style and length.
Jana 2013  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$22
Pale golden silver color. Rich aromas and flavors of exotic tropical fruit salad, grapefruit custard, and delicate herbs with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish displaying notes of guava, minerals, delicate spice, and melon rind with fruit tannins and no oak. An exotic and distinctive sauvignon blanc that is sure to please.
Westport 2013 "Captain Gray" Yakima Valley
90 points
$25
Silvery straw color. Bright aromas and flavors of white rose and peach sorbet with a supple, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, appealing, medium-length finish that presents impressions of fruit salad, rose water, and honey. A bold, fruit jammed gewurztraminer with pleasant sweetness and balance.
Westport 2013 "Willapa White" Yakima Valley
90 points
$25
Light silvery straw color. Lively aromas and flavors of pineapple cake and lemon meringue pie with a silky, tangy, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, carefree finish with impressions of kiwi and green apple. A tasty, tangy sipper or table companion.
Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2013 Estate Riesling
90 points
$28
Bright clear silvery straw color. Complex aromas and flavors of baked apple, latex, minerality, and volcanic dust with a lightly tannic, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, intriguing finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
Grgich Hills 2012 Estate Grown Fume Blanc
90 points
$30
Straw bright medium color. Complex aromas and flavors of spiced lemons, toasty lees, savory herbs, and butter brickle with a lightly tannic, lively, dry full body and a warming, intricate, long finish with fruit tannins and no oak. This is about as savory as American Sauvignon Blanc gets.
The California Winery 2013 White Zinfandel California
89 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Bright medium salmon color. Aromas and flavors of spiced red berries, lychees, yellow roses, and yellow plums with a silky, crisp, off-dry medium-full body and a colossal finish. Nicely balanced blend that is quite harmonious.
89 points $8.99 Best Buy
Wollersheim 2013 Dry Riesling
89 points
$9
Best Buy
Light golden silver color. Bright aromas and flavors of kiwi and nectarine with a supple, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, breezy finish with notes of pineapple, Meyer lemon, honey, and earth. A delicious, lively riesling for all occasions.
89 points $9 Best Buy
Salmon Creek 2013  Pinot Grigio
89 points
$10
Best Buy
Yellow color. Delicate, toasty aromas and flavors of baked peach, nut brittle, and melon sorbet with a silky, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, intriguing, medium-length finish with notes of honeyed lime. A very nice zesty pinot grigio that will be great with spicy dishes.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Kitchen Sink NV Reserve, White Table Wine California
89 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Clear pale silvery straw color. Bright, complex aromas and flavors of lychees, musky peaches, white flowers, and Meyer lemons with a supple, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A very complex balanced harmonious white wine blend.
89 points $11.99 Best Buy
Calamity Sue 2013  Riesling
89 points
$16.99
Bright pale silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of lightly spiced apricots, bubblegum dust, cream, and nice hint of minerality with a silky, bright, fruity sweet medium-full body and a smooth, very complex, long finish with fruit tannins and no oak. Full, rich flavors are all in balance as the residual sugar holds everything in check.
89 points $16.99
Elk Run 2013 Cold Friday Vineyard Gewürztraminer
89 points
$24.33
Yellow color. Rich, floral aromas and flavors of exotic honey, flower garden, and peach-grape jam with a soft, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, buoyant finish evoking accents of guava and melon. A pleasant, ethereal gewurztraminer with a really nice, earthy floral character.
89 points $24.33
Westport 2012 "Lighthouse White" Yakima Valley
89 points
$25
Golden silver color. Bold, complex aromas and flavors of baked exotic tropical fruits, toasted meringue, melon, and rubber sap with a silky, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a smooth, engaging finish imparting notes of honeyed pineapple and papaya-lime relish with fruit tannins and no oak. A lot of fun, fruity layers here.
Ledson 2013  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$28
Silvery straw color. Rich aromas and flavors of warm peach cobbler, guava gelato, and melon ice with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, compelling, breezy finish with impressions of ripe citrus and straw with fruit tannins and no oak. A crisp and refreshing sauvignon blanc with nice restraint and balance.
ForestVille 2012  Chenin Blanc
88 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple custard and nougat with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, breezy finish with accents of honeyed clementine. A very tasty, spot on chenin blanc.
88 points $7.99 Best Buy
J.W. Morris 2013  Moscato
88 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Pale golden yellow color. Interesting aromas of wax candy, lemon-lime powder, instant ice tea, and tropical fruit with a silky, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, breezy honey and peach sorbet finish. A very tasty and appetizing dessert wine.
88 points $7.99 Best Buy
J.W. Morris 2012 White Zinfandel California
88 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Bright pale salmon color. Lively, complex aromas and flavors of red berries, lychees, and plum pits with a supple, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, layered, medium-length finish with fine tannins and light oak. A very refreshing adult rose.
88 points $7.99 Best Buy
Long Lake 2013  Pinot Grigio
88 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Lively aromas and flavors of fruit custard tart and floral honey with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, breezy finish that shows notes of green pineapple, nuts, and earth. A rock solid sipper with nice balance and style.
88 points $7.99 Best Buy
Coastal Ridge 2013 White Zinfandel California
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Bright clear color. Attractive aromas and flavors of black raspberries, red plums, hint of peaches, and red apple with a supple, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A refreshing adult rose that is very refreshing.
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Wollersheim 2013 White Riesling American
88 points
$9
Best Buy
Light golden silver color. Delicate aromas and flavors of green apple and meringue with a supple, tangy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, carefree finish with elements of honey, nectarine, and lime. A nice zesty, off-dry sipper.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Cottonwood Creek 2013 White Table Wine California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of roasted apple and nougat with a silky, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, cheery finish that shows nuances of green apple and lemon curd. A nice fruity sipper that is sure to please.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Salmon Creek 2013 White Zinfandel California
88 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright salmon color. Aromas and flavors of black raspberries, red ju ju beads, plums, and wild strawberries with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a silky, complex, long finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious, balanced summer rosé.
88 points $10 Best Buy
Allure NV Pink Moscato California
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Pink steel gray color. Lively aromas and flavors of berry custard, cherry, and orange with a supple, crisp, petillant, off-dry medium body and a smooth, intriguing, breezy finish that shows accents of delicate bubblegum spice. A very tasty and lively pink moscato.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Allure NV White Moscato California
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Mild aromas and flavors of honeyed nuts, lemon ice, and dried flowers with a supple, tangy, spritzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-length finish displaying accents of melon, mandarin orange, and Meyer lemon. A very refreshing and appetizing off-dry bubbly.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Bordeleau 2013  Moscato
88 points
$13
Best Buy
Pale silvery straw color. Interesting, yeasty aromas and flavors of fallen grapes, lychee nut, French milled soap, and stollen with a soft, crisp, off-dry light body and a smooth, engaging, breezy finish evoking notes of spiced peach, pressed flowers, and dusty minerals. An intriguing earthy floral dessert wine.
88 points $13 Best Buy
deLorimier 2013 "Spectrum" Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$26
Bright medium silvery straw color. Interesting aromas and flavors of Persian figs, grilled lemons, peppery herbs, and cream of tomato soup with a chewy, puckering, dry full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish with fine tannins and light oak.
Douglass Hill 2013  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright pale silvery straw color. Interesting aromas and flavors of lemon grass, ripe apples, red table grapes, and toast with a chewy, vibrant, medium-to-full body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Estrella 2013 Lot #3, Proprietors Reserve White California
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Clear silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of stone fruits, bees wax, and toast with a chewy, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A pleasant refreshing white wine.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Fox Brook 2013  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Light golden silver color. Toasty aromas and flavors of citrus jelly on toast and guava with a silky, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, captivating, buoyant finish evoking impressions of honeyed lime and grapefruit. Nice fruit and acidity.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Estrella 2013 Proprietors Reserve Pinot Grigio
87 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Pale golden silver color. Delicate aromas and flavors of fruit salad and peaches in cream with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, breezy finish evoking overtones of honeyed nut, apple skin, and Meyer lemon. A tasty, easy-drinking pinot grigio.
87 points $7.99 Best Buy
ForestVille 2013  Pinot Grigio
87 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Pale golden silver color. Lively aromas and flavors of French toast with syrup and lemon-lime curd with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy finish with notes of nectarine, melon sorbet, and nougat. A nice lively sipper or table wine.
87 points $7.99 Best Buy
Grand Cru 2013  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Light golden silver color. Lively aromas and flavors of toasted coconut and pineapple, orange tart, and grapefruit custard with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, buoyant finish with accents of honeyed yellow apple and vanilla milk. A nice, toasty, oak influenced sauvignon blanc that is sure to please.
87 points $7.99 Best Buy
Coastal Ridge 2012  Gewurztraminer
87 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Bright aromas and flavors of floral honey, fruit salad, and nougat with a silky, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a snappy finish that shows nuances of pear custard. A very tasty and fruity gewurz.
87 points $8.99 Best Buy
The California Winery 2013  Moscato
87 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Bright straw color. Muted aromas of lemon balm and honeycomb with a supple, tangy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy orange, honeyed lemon, apple, and cling peach finish with no oak. A nice tangy, fruity moscato.
87 points $8.99 Best Buy
Forest Glen 2013 "Forest Fire", White Merlot California
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Medium ruby bright color. Aromas and flavors of spiced red plums, stone fruit, pectin, and turned earth with a supple, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long finish with fruit tannins and no oak. Lots of subtle flavors nicely woven together.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Coastal Vines 2012  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright light silvery straw color. Complex, attractive aromas and flavors of Meyer lemons, yellow apples, honeysuckle, and potters clay with a chewy, crisp, dryish medium-full body and a engaging finish.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Motos Liberty 2012  Pinot Grigio
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Golden silver color. Toasty aromas and flavors of creamy nougat and peach-apple tart with a bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, delightful, cheery finish with accents of kiwi, almond skin, and vanilla-lemon cookie. A spry, tasty pinot grigio for everyday enjoyment.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Peirano 2013  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Golden straw bright medium color. Attractive aromas and flavors of lemon candy lik-a maid (Pez), faint coconut, and later - bitter lemon Schweppes with a bright, dry-yet-fruity full body and a smooth, involved, medium-long finish with fine tannins and light oak.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Six Degrees 2013 Rosé California
87 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Ruby light color. Attractive aromas and flavors of red berries, red delicious apples, pepper, and gravel with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, intriguing, medium-length finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
87 points $13.99 Best Buy
Lakewood 2013  Gewürztraminer
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Mild aromas and flavors of lychee nut, dried flowers, and baked peach with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, snappy finish with notes of honeycomb and hint of pepper with no oak. A solid, fruity gewurz.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
White Pine 2013  Traminette
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Bright aromas and flavors of orange custard, blossoms, and tropical fruits with a silky, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting finish that presents notes of honeycomb and leafy earth. A nice fruity, off-dry sipper.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Pebble 2012  Viognier
87 points
$16.99
Golden silver color. Lively aromas and flavors of ripe peach, tapioca, and honeyed pear with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, carefree finish with notes of nutskin, earth, and apple. A nice zippy viognier.
87 points $16.99
Westport 2012 "Elk River" Yakima Valley
87 points
$25
Bright pale platinum straw color. Attractive aromas and flavors of yellow apples, petrol, and nice earth with a satiny, lively, off-dry full body and a medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
Crane Lake 2013  Moscato
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Lively aromas and flavors of lemon blossoms, oranges, and cling peaches with a silky, tangy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, breezy finish that presents accents of honey and lemon sorbet. A nice crowd-pleasing off-dry moscato.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Crane Lake 2013  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pale golden silver color. Mild aromas and flavors of kiwi chutney and grapefruit with a supple, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, cheery finish manifesting notes of white grapefruit, grass, and melon. A tasty, easy going sipper.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Douglass Hill 2013  Moscato
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Delicate aromas of dried citrus, honeycomb, and straw with a supple, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a mandarin orange finish with no oak. A nice fruity, easy-drinking moscato.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Douglass Hill 2013  Pinot Grigio
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Bright aromas and flavors of ripe nectarine, sweet citrus, and nutshell with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, buoyant finish. A tasty pinot grigio for everyday enjoyment.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Long Lake 2012 White Zinfandel California
86 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Bright pale pink salmon color. Fruity aromas and flavors of red berries, spiced plums, and wild strawberries with a soft, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, delightful finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
86 points $7.99 Best Buy
Pink Truck 2013 Pink Blend California
86 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Salmon ruby color. Delicate aromas and flavors of strawberries in cream and watermelon with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, relaxed finish with notes of honeyed cherry. A nice, carefree rosé.
86 points $8.99 Best Buy
Kitchen Sink NV White Table Wine California
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Bright aromas of peach custard, citrus peel, and earth with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, refreshing, breezy pear and melon finish. A nice sipper.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Coastal Vines 2013  Pinot Grigio
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Light golden yellow color. Interesting aromas and flavors of herb bread, nougat, and pears in cream with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with shades of nectarine skin and earth. A nice everyday sipper.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Bordeleau NV  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Delicate aromas and flavors of pear custard, grilled quince, and gherkin with a bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish displaying notes of melon rind, delicate grass, and nutshell with leafy tannins. A nice relaxing sauvignon blanc.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Johnson Estate 2013 Freelings Creek, Sweet Riesling
86 points
$13.49
Best Buy
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of honey crisp apples, stone fruit, and later a toasty leesyness with a supple, crisp, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a seamless, intriguing, medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak. Could see this at the end of a meal for closure.
86 points $13.49 Best Buy
Truth 2013 "Cuvee de Fume" California
86 points
$15
Best Buy
Straw pale color. Fruity aromas of green apples, burnt lemon, green figs, and honey suckle with a flat, bright, dry medium body and a warming, papery flavors detract finish with fine tannins and light oak. An easy quaffer.
86 points $15 Best Buy
White Pine 2013 Reserve Riesling
86 points
$15.99
Silvery straw color. Delicate aromas of apple wine gums, yellow gummy bear candy, a very subtle cherry/red fruit, and toasted yeast with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a engaging finish. Very subtle, complex "old world " style riesling
86 points $15.99
Shenandoah 2013 Johannisberg Riesling Shenandoah Valley
86 points
$19
Bright light silvery straw color. Inviting aromas and flavors of stone fruit, ripe green apple, hint of honeysuckle, and hint of minerality and candle wax with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, charming, brisk finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
Jana 2013  Riesling
86 points
$22
Bright medium straw color. Inviting aromas and flavors of apple butter, dried straw, minerality, and powdered (dried) mushrooms with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, delightful finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
Crane Lake 2013 White Zinfandel California
85 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pink silver color. Bright aromas and flavors of strawberry custard pie with a crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a graceful, crisp finish with nuances of lemon gelato and cherry jam. A nice fruity quaffer.
85 points $6.99 Best Buy
Douglass Hill 2013 White Zinfandel California
85 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Salmon pink silver color. Mild aromas and flavors of watermelon candy and strawberry sauce with a supple, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp finish with suggestions of honeyed green apple. A fun, super fruity rosé.
85 points $6.99 Best Buy
ForestVille 2013  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$7.99
Pale silvery straw color. Mild aromas and flavors of citrus marmalade, raisin toast, and passionfruit with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity body and a seamless, breezy finish with overtones of lime and apple sauce. A pleasant, easy drinking white.
85 points $7.99
Hacienda 2013  Riesling
85 points
$8.99
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple cake and apple-peach strudel with a silky, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling finish manifesting touches of honeyed kiwi and earth with fruit tannins. A fun, fruity, carefree sipper.
85 points $8.99
Cedar Creek 2013 "Waterfall" Riesling
85 points
$9
Yellow color. Mild aromas and flavors of green pineapple and nectarine with a supple, lively, off-dry light-to-medium body and a breezy finish with accents of green apple, honey cream, and citrus. A solid off-dry quaffer.
Albertoni 2013  Pinot Grigio
85 points
$10
Silvery straw color. Delicate aromas and flavors of nectarine, lemon, and faint herbs with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp finish with suggestions of nutskin and earth with light oak. A pleasant everyday sipper.
Albertoni 2013 White Zinfandel California
85 points
$10
Salmon pink silver color. Fruity aromas and flavors of watermelon candy, strawberry soda, and whipped cream with a soft, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish. A nice off-dry pink sipper.
Salmon Creek 2011  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$10
Pale golden yellow color. Mild aromas and flavors of grilled lime, guava jam, and lemon scone with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk finish that exhibits nuances of grapefruit and nuts. A solid sipper.
Cottonwood Creek 2013  Pinot Grigio
85 points
$11.99
Pale golden straw color. Curious aromas and flavors of butter pecan ice cream and melon sorbet with a soft, bright, fruity light body and a sleek, amusing, breezy finish that exhibits impressions of vanilla caramel, peach cobbler, and lime curd with fine tannins and light oak. An interesting oak influenced pinot grigio with confectionary streak.
85 points $11.99
Johnson Estate 2013 Freelings Creek, Dry Riesling
85 points
$13.49
Pale silvery straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of apple gum, hint of licorice, and a bit of dried earth with a supple, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a warming, compelling, medium-length finish with no tannins and no oak. A easy drinking wine for the garden.
85 points $13.49
Johnson Estate 2013 Freelings Creek, Semi Dry Riesling
85 points
$13.49
Silvery straw pale color. Lively aromas and flavors of yellow apples and faint peachiness with a soft, bright, off-dry medium body and a warming, terse finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A pleasant simple off-dry white wine.
85 points $13.49
Save Me, San Francisco 2013 "Bulletproof Picasso" Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$14.99
Pale straw color. Mild aromas and flavors of soft lemons, bubble gum dust, and star anise with a soft, crisp, dry medium-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish with fruit tannins and no oak. An easy white wine for the outdoor deck and summer sipping.
85 points $14.99
Elk Run 2013 Cold Friday Vineyard Riesling
85 points
$16.51
Straw medium bright color. Bright aromas and flavors of spiced apples, soft ripe lemon, and light earthiness with a soft, crisp, petillant, dry medium-full body and a warming, interesting finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
85 points $16.51
Bright Eyed Bird 2012  Pinot Grigio
85 points
$16.99
Golden silver color. Delicate aromas and flavors of peach yogurt, nougat, and spiced raisins with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish with touches of yellow apple, earth, and nutskin. A nice easy sipper.
85 points $16.99
Sea Ridge 2013  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Yellow color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed raisin toast and orange marmalade with a soft, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish that shows accents of grapefruit and lemon curd. A nice quaffer.
84 points $6.99 Best Buy
Estrella 2013 "Proprietors Reserve" Moscato
84 points
$7.99
Straw color. Mild aromas and flavors of waxy honeycomb and dried citrus with a soft, tangy, off-dry light body and a smooth, carefree finish displaying notes of pear and honey cream. A solid, fruity off-dry quaffer.
84 points $7.99
Estrella 2013 Proprietors Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$7.99
Pale gold color. Delicate aromas and flavors of candied lime and grapefruit-ginger sorbet with a soft, bright, fruity light body and a sleek, cheery finish. A nice relaxed sipper.
84 points $7.99
Grand Cru 2013  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$7.99
Light golden yellow color. Mild aromas of peaches in cream, lemon powder, and honeycomb with a supple, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a fast nutskin and dried tropical citrus finish. A sturdy sipper.
84 points $7.99
Grand Cru 2013 White Zinfandel California
84 points
$7.99
Pink color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry custard with a silky, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, easy finish that shows elements of melon and nutskin. A fun, fruity quaffer.
84 points $7.99
Coastal Vines 2013 White Zinfandel California
84 points
$10
Pink silver color. Delicate aromas and flavors of strawberries and cherries with a soft, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, rapid finish with notes of melon sorbet and apple sauce. A pleasant off-dry quaffer.
Cedar Creek 2013  Gewürztraminer
84 points
$11
Yellow color. Mild, yeasty aromas and flavors of soda bread, peach chutney, and melon with a soft, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, swift finish that presents accents of watermelon and honey. A light, fruity quaffer.
Fat Cat 2013  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$11.99
Yellow color. Muted aromas and flavors of peach tart and powdered lemon with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a polished, brisk finish with impressions of melon and cream. A pleasant sipper.
84 points $11.99
Motos Liberty 2013  Moscato
84 points
$11.99
Pale golden yellow color. Mild aromas and flavors of nougat, papaya relish, and melon sorbet with a supple, bright, fruity sweet light body and a polished, brisk finish evoking overtones of honey and jicama. A pleasant dessert wine.
84 points $11.99
Lakewood 2013 Dry Riesling
84 points
$12.99
Medium bright color. Attractive aromas and flavors of sour lemon and green apple skin with a chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, brisk finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
84 points $12.99
White Pine 2012 Reserve Riesling
84 points
$15.99
Golden straw clear color. Bright aromas of petrol - latex, apricots, and banana skin with a supple, crisp, off-dry medium body and a warming, interesting, tangy upturned finish with fruit tannins and no oak. Rounded easy white that would benefit with some time in an ice bucket.
84 points $15.99
Lakewood 2013 "3 Generations" Riesling
84 points
$19.99
Silvery straw color. Complex, lively, bright aromas and flavors of ripe apples, peach skin, and sour lemon with a lively, dryish medium-to-full body and a peppery, refreshing finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A pleasant everyday sipper.
84 points $19.99
Foxhollow 2013 White Zinfandel California
83 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright salmon platinum color. Bright aromas and flavors of strawberry jam and cherry sorbet with a silky, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a polished, swift finish evoking suggestions of honeyed melon and nut. A nice carefree quaffer.
83 points $6.99 Best Buy
Coastal Ridge 2013  Moscato
83 points
$8.99
Pink steel gray color. Delicate aromas and flavors of berry custard, nut brittle, and straw with a silky, tangy, petillant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, rapid finish with suggestions of cherry bubblegum, orange custard, and nutshell. A solid off-dry sipper.
83 points $8.99
Grande River Vineyards 2013  Sauvignon Blanc
83 points
$13.99
Silvery straw color. Bold, exotic aromas and flavors of goat cheese rind, gooseberry-fig jam on toast pints, delicate pickling spices, and white tea leaves with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, delightful, cheery finish that presents accents of pickled melon, kaffir lime, and dusty straw. A very savory and distinctive sauvignon blanc for robust earthy dishes.
83 points $13.99
Screaming Goat 2013  Gewürztraminer
83 points
$18.99
Light golden silver color. Interesting aromas of floral lotion, macadamia nuts, and peach orange cake with a soft, shy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, brisk yellow apple and pepper finish. Serve with a good chill.
83 points $18.99
Crane Lake 2013  Riesling
82 points
$6.99
Pale golden silver color. Muted aromas and flavors of nut brittle and caramel apple with a soft, shy, off-dry light body and a swift finish. A pleasant patio wine.
82 points $6.99
ForestVille 2013  Riesling
82 points
$7.99
Golden silver color. Mild aromas of sesame candy and salt water taffy with a soft, bright, off-dry light body and a smooth, brisk green apple, lemonade, and balsa finish.
82 points $7.99
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