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May 2015 - US Summer Whites & Rosé

May 2015 - US Summer Whites & Rosé
This month's Wine feature is US “Summer Whites” & Rosé Wines

US Summer Whites & Rosé Reviews

Summit Lake 2013 "Blythe Susan" Howell Mountain
95 points
$19
Best Buy
Bright medium salmon color. Bright, fruity, toasty aromas of berry tart and toasted nuts with a oily, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, elegant, medium-long honeyed sour cherries, melon, tangerine, and minerals finish with firm tannins and light oak. A robustly flavorful rose with great acidity.
95 points $19 Best Buy
Hosmer 2013  Riesling
93 points
$15
Best Buy
Bright pale golden straw color. Delicate, fruity, toasty aromas of tropical fruit tart, dried apricot, and floral honey with a satiny, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, involved, medium-length green apple and peach skin finish with fine fruit tannins and no oak. A fruity, crowd pleasing riesling with a satisfying honeyed character.
93 points $15 Best Buy
Cape May 2014 "White" Vidal Blanc
93 points
$19
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Bright, fruity, toasty aromas of pineapple yogurt and honeyed nuts with a satiny, lively, off-dry medium-to-full body and a graceful, complex, long roasted apples, dried peach, orange, and minerals finish. A delicious and robust late harvest style vidal with great acidity.
93 points $19 Best Buy
Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013 Reserve Riesling
93 points
$24.99
Light silvery straw color. Delicate, tropical aromas of guava, mango, and honey with a supple, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length green apple, peach, and lime sorbet finish with crunchy fruit tannins and no oak. A deliciously zesty and zippy riesling with great intensity and balance.
93 points $24.99
Point of the Bluff 2013 Dry Riesling
92 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Bright clear light straw color. Delicate, fruity aromas of lemon custard tart, kiwi, and melon with a supple, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length key lime, green apple, and mineral finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A very precise and vibrant Old World styled riesling that will be great at the table.
92 points $15.99 Best Buy
Brassfield Estate 2013 "Serenity" Reserve High Valley
92 points
$18.99
Best Buy
Medium bright golden yellow color. Delicate, interesting, toasty spicy aromas of key lime pie with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, brisk green apple finish with fruit tannins and light oak. A little like sauvignon blanc with all the corners knocked off, non-floral gewurz.
92 points $18.99 Best Buy
Castoro Cellars 2013 Rosato di Paso Paso Robles
92 points
$19
Best Buy
Medium clear coral orange color. Floral, creamy exotic aromas of orange blossom with a silky, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, easy tropical fruit finish with fruit tannins and no oak. Nicely sophisticated and complex.
92 points $19 Best Buy
Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013  Pinot Gris
92 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Bright light straw color. Lively, fruity, minerally aromas of stewed peaches, sea salt, apricot pits, and gravel with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, layered, medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A well made white.
92 points $19.99 Best Buy
Casa Larga NV "Vineyard Hill" Riesling
91 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Brilliant pale silver color. Mild, fruity, nutty tropical aromas of dried citrus, nougat, and guanabana with a silky, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length lemon and green apple finish with no oak. A delightfully pure and refreshing riesling.
91 points $9.99 Best Buy
Casa Larga 2014  Vidal Blanc
91 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Brilliant white gold color. Floral, fruity aromas of lilacs, honeyed peaches, and spiced apples with a supple, tangy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, captivating, medium-length pineapple, mango, and tangerine finish with no oak. A pure and mouthwatering vidal for sipping or the table.
91 points $11.99 Best Buy
ONEHOPE 2013  Sauvignon Blanc
91 points
$18.99
Medium pale clear bright gold color. Spicy, herbal classic interesting aromas of spice/nutmeg and dried flowers with a soft, dryish light body and a warming, atypical, medium-length pie crust finish with fine tannins and light oak. Pushes the sauvignon blanc standard, unusual but tasty.
91 points $18.99
Pollak Vineyards 2013 Estate Viognier
91 points
$26
Emerald straw color. Mild, fruity aromas of tropical citrus, honey Greek yogurt, dried peach, and grape leaves with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, charming, medium-length golden apple, lemon curd, nuts, and earth finish with no oak. A nicely nuanced viognier with great varietal character.
Sobon Estate 2014 ReZerve Rose
90 points
$11
Best Buy
Clear medium ruby garnet color. Mild, classic, floral fruity aromas of banana with a velvety, crisp, light-to-medium body and a smooth, quick green apple, lemon curd finish with fruit tannins and no oak. Very southern Rhone, a nice summer food wine.
90 points $11 Best Buy
St. Clair Winery 2013  Malvasia Bianca
90 points
$12
Best Buy
Bright silvery emerald straw color. Floral, fruity aromas of lychee, peony, and honeyed peach with a supple, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, snappy apple sauce finish with no oak. A fun and fruity off-dry patio sipper.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Ledson 2014  Pinot Noir Rose
90 points
$18
Best Buy
Pale silver pink color. Bright, floral, interesting aromas of jasmine, puffed rice, melon, and beeswax with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-length mulberry and kiwi finish with fruit tannins and light oak. A nicely balanced, very adult rosé with an elegant style.
90 points $18 Best Buy
Hanna 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$19
Pale light straw color. Rich, citrusy aromas of grapefruit, green pepper, and pickled melon with a supple, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-long gooseberries, Meyer lemon, and earth finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious and vibrant sauvignon blanc with great varietal character.
Pearmund Cellars 2013  Viognier
90 points
$25
Golden straw color. Bright, toasty, fruity aromas of fruit custard tart and peach cobbler a la mode with a glycerous, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length roasted nuts and melon finish with light oak. A well crafted viognier with nice texture and light oak.
Ledson 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$30
Silvery emerald straw color. Bright, fruity aromas of gooseberry jam and grapefruit custard with a supple, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length Meyer lemon and green apple custard finish with no oak. An attractive, vibrant sauvignon with great fruit and snappy acidity.
CK Mondavi 2014  Pinot Grigio
89 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Silver color. Attractive, exotic aromas of starfruit, pineapple, and nougat with a silky, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, delightful, snappy lime curd and caramel apple finish. A refreshing pinot grigio that is sure to please.
89 points $6.99 Best Buy
Pedroncelli 2014 "Signature Selection" Dry Rose of Zinfandel
89 points
$12
Best Buy
Bright pale salmon color. Bright, fruity, creamy aromas of cherry custard, strawberry preserves on toast, and twig with a soft, tangy, fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, breezy lemon marmalade and pepper finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A snappy, very refreshing rose that will be great with food.
89 points $12 Best Buy
Canyon Wind 2014 47-Ten White Grand Valley
89 points
$12.95
Best Buy
White gold color. Bright, toasty, fruity attractive aromas of ripe cantaloupe and apple tart with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, delightful, breezy citrus and sweet cream finish with no oak. A silky, easy drinking white blend that is sure to please.
89 points $12.95 Best Buy
Pedroncelli 2014 "East Side Vineyards" Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$14
Best Buy
Yellow color. Aromas of apples, white blossoms, delicate spicy nougat, and linen with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and an interesting, breezy yellow apple, lime, starfruit, and minerals finish with no oak. An elegant, zesty sauvignon blanc with a nice sense of place.
89 points $14 Best Buy
Grizzly Peak 2013 Estate Pinot Gris
89 points
$18
Bright light straw green color. Fruity, nutty savory aromas of stone fruit, dried hay, roasted almonds, and honeysuckle with a supple, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a smooth, medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A savory complex white for the table.
Lumos 2014 "Rudolfo" Logsdon Ridge Pinot Gris
89 points
$18
Clear light golden straw color. Lively, citrusy, complex aromas of lemon, green apple on the tree, nectarine, and fuel-like minerals with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity body and a tingling, compelling, breezy nutskin finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A nicely balanced and flavorful pinot gris.
Pollak Vineyards 2014 Estate Rose
89 points
$20
Bright pale medium sunburst amber color. Delicate, fruity, herbal floral aromas of raspberries, heather, sandalwood, and toast with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-long finish with fruit well-integrated tannins and no oak. A very nice understated, stylish wine.
Ledson 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$28
Pale straw color. Delicate, fruity aromas of exotic tropical citrus, coconut cream, and delicate spice with a supple, lively, dryish medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length lemon, melon rind, and wheat grass finish with fruit tannins and light oak. A crisp and attractive, dry sauvignon blanc.
De La Cruz NV  Riesling
88 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Clear medium straw color. Mild, interesting, odd minerally aromas of flowers and dried citrus with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and an even, intriguing, brisk limeade finish with no tannins and light oak. A nice new world off-dry Chinese-food wine.
88 points $4.99 Best Buy
CK Mondavi 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Clear light straw green color. Rich, spicy, earthy classic savory aromas of cat pee and earthy with a silky, crisp, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk grapefruit and lime rind finish with no tannins and no oak. A rock solid sauvignon blanc.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
Casa Larga NV "Pallido" Finger Lakes
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Mild aromas of lemon soda bread, flower buds, clementine, and microgreens with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, snappy white grape and plum skins and lemon curd finish with fine fruit tannins and no oak. An attractive, easy drinking sipper.
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Casa Larga 2014 Dry Rose Finger Lakes
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Bright, floral aromas of watermelon sorbet and white strawberry with a soft, crisp, dryish light body and a easy Meyer lemon and orange peel finish with crunchy fruit tannins. A very nice, dry adult rose.
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Martin & Weyrich 2013  Moscato
88 points
$10
Best Buy
Light straw color. Bright, fruity, floral aromas of honeysuckle, peaches, and potpourri with a supple, tangy, fruity sweet medium body and a warming, amusing, breezy lemon sorbet and apple sauce finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A tasty and easy drinking off-dry sipper.
88 points $10 Best Buy
White Pine NV  White Expression
88 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Delicate, toasty, fruity aromas of peach cobbler, kiwi gelato, and lily with a supple, crisp, off-dry light body and a smooth, interesting, carefree melon, honey, apple, and earth finish with no oak. A nice carefree, off-dry sipper.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Pedroncelli 2014 "Friends" White Sonoma County
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Yellow color. Aromas of honeysuckle, apple sauce, and ripe tropical citrus with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, easy green pear, starfruit, mineral, and pepper dust finish with no oak. A soft, easy drinking white.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Heritage NV 4th Edition Cuvèe Blanc Outer Coastal Plain
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Bright, toasty, buttery aromas of phyllo fruit pastry and nut brittle with a silky, tangy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length lemon curd, green apple, and lime finish. A vivacious and table friendly offering.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Sand Dollar 2013  Pinot Grigio
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
White gold color. Bright, fruity, floral aromas of honeyed peaches and spiced apples with a silky, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, carefree lemon and nutskin finish with no oak. A zesty, satisfying pinot grigio that will be good with salads.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Calamity Sue 2013  Riesling
88 points
$16.99
Yellow color. Aromas of yellow apple and nectarine with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, crisp apple sauce, citrus gelato, and honeyed pear finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A soft, attractive, easy drinking summer white wine.
88 points $16.99
Hanna 2013 Rosé Alexander Valley
88 points
$18
Salmon orange color. Bright, fruity aromas of sour cherries and watermelon sorbet with a supple, tart, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, breezy Meyer lemon, white mulberry, nutskin, and minerals finish with light oak. A very nice dry adult rosé.
Chatom 2014 Estate Grown Syrah Rose
88 points
$20
Bright light violet color. Rich, fruity aromas of choke cherry jam and strawberry shortcake with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long melon, blood orange, nutskin, and pepper finish with fruit firm tannins and light oak. A very nice, dry adult rose with a captivating color.
Lumos 2014 "Julia" Temperance Hill Pinot Gris
88 points
$20
Clear light golden straw color. Bright, fruity aromas of lemon poppyseed soap, nectarine tart, praline, and gravel with a soft, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, breezy citrus and melon finish with fine fruit tannins and light oak. A zesty, mouthwatering pinot gris that is sure to please at the table.
24 Brix 2012  Sierra Foothills
88 points
$22
Medium bright golden straw color. Rich, toasty, fruity aromas of coconut macaroon, very ripe banana and mango, and earth with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a tingling, charming, breezy coconut cream, nut, pear skin, and lime finish with silky tannins and light oak. A creamy, nicely oaked, fume style sauvignon blanc.
Canyon Wind 2014 47-Ten Rosé Grand Valley
87 points
$12.95
Best Buy
Pale clear light ruby color. Lively, fruity aromas of plums, black currants, red licorice, and fleur de sel with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A nicely balanced, juicy savory wine.
87 points $12.95 Best Buy
Firesteed 2012  Riesling
87 points
$13
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Mild aromas of starfruit, dried citrus, and almond skin with a lean, tart, dryish light body and a polished, cheery limeade, green apple skin, and minerals finish with no oak. A nice zesty quaffer.
87 points $13 Best Buy
Shenandoah Vineyards 2014 Blanc Shenandoah Valley
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Waxy aromas of honeycomb, geranium, and pear-fig jam with a supple, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, breezy clementine, lemon sorbet, and homemade apple sauce finish with no oak. A tasty, lightly floral sipper.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Dr. Konstantin Frank 2014 Dry Rosé Finger Lakes
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Siam color. Delicate, smoky aromas of roasted berries and nuts and grilled citrus and watermelon with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy sour cherry finish with light oak. An interesting smoky rose that will be good with grilled foods.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Point of the Bluff 2013 Semi Dry Riesling
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Pale golden straw color. Delicate, yeasty aromas of soda bread, candied lemon, and balloon dust with a soft, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, buoyant chalk, green apples and crabapples, lime, and grass finish with crunchy fruit tannins and no oak. A very crisp and racy riesling that will be great with shellfish.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Cedar Mountain 2014 Del Arroyo Vineyard Pinot Grigio
87 points
$15
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Delicate, fruity aromas of nectarine and nougat with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, breezy melon rind finish with no oak. A nice mellow pinot grigio for sipping.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Hosmer 2013 Dry Riesling
87 points
$15
Best Buy
Pale bright golden straw color. Mild, fruity, earthy aromas of papaya custard, melon rind, fallen apple, and lemon water with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk lime and mineral finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A dry, very Old World styled riesling with crisp acidity and good minerality.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Brassfield Estate 2013 Estate Bottled Pinot Gris
87 points
$18
Medium clear golden straw color. Fruity, earthy aromas of nectarines, turned earth, fleur de sel, and dried twigs with a supple, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length finish with fruit tannins and no oak. Lively flavors could take on earthier fare.
Chatom 2013 Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$20
Pale light golden straw color. Delicate, toasty aromas of citrus cream puff pastry and banana nut muffin with a silky, lively, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, refreshing, breezy lime cream, nuts, and grass finish with fruit tannins and light oak. A snappy sauvignon blanc that will be good at the table.
CK Mondavi 2014  Moscato
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright pale straw color. Bright, fruity aromas of banana taffy and baked lemons and peaches with a supple, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a seamless, delightful, breezy apple sauce and orange blossom water finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A nice off-dry sipper for the deck.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV "Refresh", Crisp White California
86 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Silver color. Delicate aromas of lilac, papaya, and Playdoh with a supple, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy pear sorbet, clementine, and melon finish with no oak. A very pleasant, off-dry sipper.
86 points $7.99 Best Buy
St. Clair Winery 2013  Riesling
86 points
$13
Best Buy
Clear straw color. Muted, attractive, interesting aromas of flowers with a soft, moderately sweet medium body and a graceful, sparse green chuckles finish with no tannins and no oak. A light pleaser with late sweetness.
86 points $13 Best Buy
St. Clair Winery NV  Gewurztraminer
86 points
$13
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Bright, exotic, fruity aromas of tropical fruit medley and mango cream with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-length honeyed melon, kiwi, and delicate spice finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A nice fruity gewurztraminer for the patio.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013  Gewurztraminer
86 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright light golden straw color. Bright, floral, fruity aromas of lychee and baked peach with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, buoyant melon, mineral, and citrus finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A smooth and tasty gewurztraminer.
86 points $14.99 Best Buy
DH Lescombes 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$15
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Muted, earthy aromas of dusty lemon, flower patch, and dried mango with a silky, tangy, dry light body and a smooth, buoyant white grapefruit, kiwi, green pepper skin, and nut finish. A nice dry sauvignon blanc.
86 points $15 Best Buy
Stina’s Cellars 2013  Semillon
86 points
$18
Golden straw color. Mild, toasty, fruity aromas of apple tart, tropical flowers, and sautéed nuts with a soft, tart, bone-dry light body and a short Meyer lemon, brioche, and leaves finish with dusty leafy tannins. A very dry and austerely styled mature semillon that drinks a bit like a fino sherry.
Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$19.99
Yellow color. Aromas of charred nuts, grilled citrus and sweet peppers, and starfruit with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, carefree lemon, melon rind, and grassy earth finish with no oak. A fun, lightly smoky and earthy white for smoked and grilled foods.
86 points $19.99
Grizzly Peak 2013 Estate Syrah Rose
86 points
$20
Dark ruby color. Rich, interesting, smoky meaty aromas of grilled cherries, caramelized bacon, and boysenberry creme brulee with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, snappy brown sugar finish with light oak. A very different, smoky rose for BBQ.
Gallo Family Vineyards NV Pink Moscato California
85 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Light pink old gold color. Bright, sweet, fruity aromas of tropical fruit punch and orange powder with a soft, bright, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, cheery green apple finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A pleasant, off dry quaffer.
85 points $4.99 Best Buy
Line 39 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$10
Light clear straw green color. Classic, citrusy aromas of light grapefruit with a soft, shy, dry thin body and a smooth, brisk dry citrus finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A nicely tart sipper.
St. Clair Winery 2013  Pinot Grigio
85 points
$10
Bright clear pale straw color. Lively, fruity, creamy aromas of peach cobbler and honeysuckle with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, delightful, snappy finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A refreshing, cleanly made white.
Hey Mambo 2013  Rose
85 points
$12
Pale ruby color. Bright, toasty, fruity aromas of strawberry tart and buttermilk custard with a even, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, cheery berry and lemon spritzed apple finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A nice tangy rose sipper with an appealing creaminess.
Lumos 2014 "Chiquita" Temperance Hill Rose of Pinot Noir
85 points
$22
Bright ruby color. Rich, smoky aromas of grilled berries, dark roasted nuts, chocolate espresso beans, and matchsticks with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-length grilled apple skin, volcanic ash, and lemon water finish with fruit tannins and light oak. A very smoky and very dry rose for the table.
Gallo Family Vineyards NV  White Zinfandel
84 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Brilliant salmon color. Bright, fruity aromas of watermelon candy with a soft, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, compelling, brisk yellow apple finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A simple, refreshing, melony rose.
84 points $4.99 Best Buy
Firesteed 2013  Pinot Gris
84 points
$13
Bright pale golden straw straw yellow color. Delicate, fruity aromas of apple, white cranberry, lemon rind, and carnation with a soft, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, refreshing, quick lime finish with fine fruit tannins and no oak. A bright, zesty pinot gris that will be good with seafood and light chicken dishes.
White Pine 2013  Traminette
84 points
$14.99
Clear medium yellow straw color. Lively, fruity, toasty aromas of ripe nectarines, roasted nuts, mint toothpaste, and dried stems with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, brief finish with fruit tannins and no oak. Overripe fruit flavors.
84 points $14.99
Cedar Mountain 2014 Ghielmetti Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$15
Yellow color. Aromas of banana, pineapple-papaya yogurt, coconut, and carnation with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, buoyant yellow apple, melon, earth, and nutskin finish with no oak. A nice carefree sipper.
Cape May 2014  Riesling
84 points
$19
Straw color. Delicate, oily, earthy aromas of nut oil, honeycomb, and white mulberries on dirt with a lean, bright, dry medium body and a sleek, brisk lemon rind, green apple skin, and gravel road finish with soft dusty tannins and no oak. A pleasant, earthy dry table wine.
Lumos 2014 Temperance Hill Gewurztraminer
84 points
$19
Bright light golden straw color. Delicate, earthy, smoky aromas of grilled citrus, roasted nuts, and gherkin with a soft, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, brisk lemon water and grass finish with no oak. A plain and simple, lightly smoky white.
CK Mondavi 2014 "Blonde Five" California
83 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright medium golden yellow color. Bright, fruity aromas of floral honeycomb, pears, and figs with a soft, bright, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, breezy yellow apple and nut finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A solid sipper.
83 points $6.99 Best Buy
CK Mondavi 2014 White Zinfandel California
83 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Delicate aromas of cranberry sauce, sweet pickle relish, and honeyed nuts with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, swift watermelon and dried cherry finish. A carefree rose that is nice and easy.
83 points $6.99 Best Buy
Line 39 2014  Pinot Grigio
83 points
$10
Bright pale straw color. Mild, fruity aromas of peach skin, gravel, and lemon soda with a lean, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a brisk finish with fruit tannins and no oak. An easy quaffer to be used as an aperitif.
PDX 2014 "Pail Pink" Pennsylvania
83 points
$13.99
Orange amber color. Bold, smoky aromas of charred nuts and meats and smoked berries with a supple, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a graceful, intriguing, breezy sour cherry jam, honeyed strawberries, and bbq woods finish with heavy oak. A curiously smoky rose for BBQ.
83 points $13.99
White Pine 2013  Riesling
83 points
$14.99
Yellow color. Aromas of spiced apples and nuts, citrus peel, and linen with a soft, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk melon, nutskin, and minerals finish with no oak. A light and dry quaffer.
83 points $14.99
Lumos 2014 Wren Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
83 points
$20
Yellow color. Aromas of overripe citrus, melon rind, and tree bark and leaves with a soft, tart, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, amusing, medium-length kiwi, lime, and minerals finish with no oak. A zesty, earthy sauvignon blanc for the table.
Pearmund Cellars 2013  Petit Manseng
83 points
$25
Golden straw color. Lively, creamy aromas of toasted meringue, white chocolate mint cookie, and banana with a soft, tart, dry light body and a smooth, snappy Italian lemon juice, green starfruit, and herbs and bark finish with no oak. A very racy white for the table.
Casa Larga 2014 Dry Riesling
82 points
$13.99
White gold color. Mild, waxy aromas of beeswax, nut oil, and dried nectarine with a supple, puckering, bone-dry body and a smooth, brisk lemon juice, grape leaves, and green apple skin finish with no oak. A bone-dry, bracing, laser-like riesling that needs food.
82 points $13.99
Stina’s Cellars 2013  Riesling
82 points
$18
Bright gold color. Mild aromas of honeycomb, nut brittle, and honeysuckle with a lean, crisp, dry light body and a smooth, brisk apple core, grass, lemon rind, and potpourri finish. A mature, very dry and earthy table wine.
De La Cruz NV  Moscato
81 points
$4.99
Pale bright straw color. Bright, floral aromas of lipstick, pressed flowers, and peaches with a lightly tannic, crisp, off-dry medium body and a tingling, brisk honeyed green apple, lemon, and potpourri finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A fruity carefree sipper.
81 points $4.99
Barefoot NV  Pinot Grigio
81 points
$6.99
Pale light emerald straw color. Lively, fruity aromas of peach pits, turnips, and green stems with a lean, bright, dryish medium body and a warming, brief finish with fruit tannins and no oak. Nice hints of a green earthiness.
81 points $6.99
Midsummer Cellars 2014 "GMRV" White Wine Field Blend Yolo County
81 points
$19
White gold color. Mild, fruity, yeasty aromas of apricot yogurt and twigs with a oily, shy, bone-dry body and a seamless, scant finish with no oak. A very light, very dry quaffer.
Heritage 2012 Dry Rosé Outer Coastal Plain
80 points
$14.99
Light silver pink color. Delicate, fruity aromas of white strawberries, melon rind, and tangerine with a even, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, short chalk eraser and nutshell finish with leafy dusty tannins and light oak. A lean, austerely dry rose; try as a sangria base.
80 points $14.99
Midsummer Cellars 2014  Grenache Rose
80 points
$19
Clear light amber color. Muted, attractive, floral aromas of gladiola with a lean, crisp, bone-dry thin body and a tingling, perplexing, immediate citric acid finish with no tannins and no oak. Mouth-puckering tartness pretty much overwhelms anything else.
Cape May 2014  Pinot Grigio
80 points
$21
Bright pale golden straw color. Fruity, citrusy creamy aromas of tangerine, spiced lemons, yeast, and buttercream with a lean, bright, fruity medium body and a warming, short finish with fruit tannins and no oak. Pleasant soft fruit.
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