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December 2015 - US Aromatic Whites & Rosé

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

US Aromatic Whites & Rosé Reviews

Dr. Konstantin Frank 2014  Gewurztraminer
94 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright medium silvery emerald straw color. Rich, fruity, floral aromas and flavors of peonies, peaches, and lemon chiffon with a glycerous, crisp, fruity medium-full body and a warming, long lychee, sweet cream, and delicate spiced nuts finish with fine tannins and no oak. A superb gewurztraminer that is sure to satisfy.
94 points $14.99 Best Buy
Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2014 Willamette Valley Riesling
94 points
$32
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Delicate aromas of green apples, Meyer lemon, and balloon dust with a supple, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, engaging, medium-long melon and minerals finish. A delicious, crunchy riesling with nice varietal character.
Dr. Konstantin Frank 2014 Semi-Dry Riesling
93 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright medium silvery emerald straw color. Bright, tropical aromas and flavors of citrus salad, mango-papaya custard, spice, and white pepper with a silky, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, intricate, medium-long peach sauce, lemon-lime sorbet, nutskin, and earth finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious, vibrant and fruity riesling that will cover a lot of bases.
93 points $14.99 Best Buy
Terra d’Oro 2014  Pinot Grigio
93 points
$16
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Bright, toasty, tropical aromas of pineapple cake and powdery apple tart with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length vanilla cream and nougat finish. A silky, very tasty and crowd-pleasing pinot grigio.
93 points $16 Best Buy
Byington 2013 Liage Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$24
Bright medium yellow straw color. Bright, citrusy aromas and flavors of grapefruit, roasted peppers, peach skin, and lime leaves with a soft, tangy, dry-yet-fruity full body and a smooth, complex, medium-length citrus cream and gherkin finish with crunchy, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A lovely sauvignon sipper with appealing layers of fruit.
Hagafen 2014 "Don Ernesto Collage" Lodi
93 points
$24
Golden yellow color. Bright, toasty, creamy fruity aromas and flavors of coconut cream pie, peach-apple tart, and rubber leaf with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long vanilla cream, nougat, and delicate spice finish with fine tannins and light oak. An elegant and stylish white Rhone blend with creamy, judicious oak.
R. Stuart 2014 "White Sky" Oregon
93 points
$28
Pale straw color. Bright, fruity, earthy aromas and flavors of spiced pear, melon, and nectarine in cream with a soft, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-long yellow apple and vanilla taffy finish with firm tannins and no oak. A delicious, silky, richly fruited white blend.
Stonehedge 2013 Terroir Select Muscat Canelli
93 points
$28
Straw color. Bright, attractive, fruity creamy aromas and flavors of peach and banana custards and orange blossom honey with a satiny, lively, fruity sweet medium body and an effortless, intricate, medium-long spiced apples, nougat, and melon finish. A delicious, multilayered and seamless off-dry white wine sipper.
Grgich Hills 2013  Fume Blanc
93 points
$30
Bright medium silvery emerald straw color. Delicate, fruity, smoky aromas and flavors of grilled citrus and peppers, dark roasted nuts, and toasted herbs with a soft, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, involved, medium-length grapefruit cream, pickled melon, and cream finish with fine, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak. An interesting smoky sauvignon blanc in the fume style.
ONE LEAF 2013  Moscato
92 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright medium gold color. Bright, fruity, inviting creamy aromas of peaches & cream, vanilla taffy, orange zest, and honeysuckle with a supple, lively, moderately sweet medium-full body and a smooth, medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
92 points $9.99 Best Buy
Ménage à Trois 2014 White California
92 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright medium golden straw color. Lively, floral, fruity aromas and flavors of yellow roses, fruit salad, and spiced peaches with a silky, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, involved, medium-length pear, melon, and nuts finish with fine, fruit tannins. A fun, floral sipper.
92 points $10 Best Buy
Dr. Konstantin Frank 2014 Dry Riesling
92 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Brilliant white gold color. Bright, citrusy, savory interesting aromas and flavors of lemon, passionfruit custard, gherkin, and peppercorn with an even, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, nuanced, medium-length limeade and nectarine finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A distinctive savory and mouthwatering riesling with lots of character.
92 points $14.99 Best Buy
White Pine 2014  Traminette
92 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, peach cobbler, and apple sauce with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long honeyed apples and minerals finish. A wonderfully flavorful and spicy white wine.
92 points $14.99 Best Buy
Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2013 Reserve Chardonnay
92 points
$45
Bright medium yellow straw color. Delicate, fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of roasted pineapple and coconuts and buttery caramel apples with a soft, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-length vanilla cream, spiced nut brittle, honeyed lemon and green apples, and minerals finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A wonderful marriage of fruit and spicy oak.
Ménage à Trois 2014  Pinot Grigio
91 points
$12
Best Buy
Bright light silvery straw color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of peach zabaglione, apple sauce, and praline with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length nectarine skin, nutskin, and minerals finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A clean, delicious, very well balanced pinot grigio that is sure to please.
91 points $12 Best Buy
Mazza Chautauqua Cellars 2014  Gewurztraminer
91 points
$14.95
Best Buy
Bright light white gold color. Bright, savory, fruity floral aromas and flavors of baked peach and pineapple, honeysuckle, and clover honey custard with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, layered, snappy green apple, lemon, and lychee finish with fruit tannins and no oak. An elegant, nicely nuanced gewurztraminer.
91 points $14.95 Best Buy
Maddalena 2013  Riesling
91 points
$15
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Delicate, fruity aromas of ripe pineapple and pistachio gelato with a silky, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a graceful, apple sauce and lemon sorbet finish. A very fruity, off-dry riesling.
91 points $15 Best Buy
Three Knights 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
91 points
$21.99
Pale straw color. Bright, tropical aromas and flavors of mango gelato and coconut custard with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, amusing, medium-length spiced pear, white grapefruit, and grass finish with fine tannins. A nicely polished, elegant sauvignon blanc.
91 points $21.99
Corner 103 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
91 points
$25
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Bright, citrusy aromas and flavors of spiced lemons and grapefruits, pickled melon, yellow pepper, and pressed flowers with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length apple, lime, and grass finish with crunchy, chewy tannins and no oak. A bold and vibrant sauvignon blanc with lots of varietal character.
Duck Commander 2013  Pinot Grigio
90 points
$10
Best Buy
Pale white gold color. Delicate, citrusy, nutty aromas and flavors of Meyer lemon custard and pistachio nougat with an even, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, breezy apple and peach finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A vibrant, nicely balanced pinot grigio.
90 points $10 Best Buy
Joel Gott 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$12
Best Buy
Straw green color. Delicate aromas and flavors of grapefruit custard, pickled pepper, and lemon chiffon with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, amusing, medium-long melon, lime, passionfruit, and wheatgrass finish with silky, fruit tannins and no oak. A smooth and even sauvignon blanc with a snappy finish.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Joel Gott 2012  Riesling
90 points
$12
Best Buy
Bright light straw green color. Bright, rubbery, fruity aromas and flavors of nectarine pastry, lime rind, and rubber band with a soft, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-length green apple, coconut milk, and earth finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A very tasty and appetizing riesling.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Martin & Weyrich 2014 "Allegro" Moscato
90 points
$12
Best Buy
Bright pale silvery emerald straw color. Lively, floral, fruity aromas and flavors of orange blossoms, peach custard, and nougat with an even, lively, petillant, moderately sweet medium-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-length golden raisin and ripe apricot finish with fruit tannins and no oak. An attractive muscat dessert wine with a nice creaminess.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Kenwood 2014  Chardonnay
90 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Brilliant golden yellow color. Lively, toasty, oaky aromas and flavors of roasted nuts, coffee, and baked apple with a soft, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-length dried pineapple and honey finish with fine tannins and moderate oak. A rock solid oaky chardonnay.
90 points $13.99 Best Buy
South Shore Wine Company 2014  Gruner Veltliner
90 points
$14.95
Best Buy
Yellow color. Aromas and flavors of pear, spiced melon, peppery spice, and delicate mint with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, appealing, medium-long sweet citrus and green apple finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A delicate, nuanced white with good varietal character.
90 points $14.95 Best Buy
Maddalena 2014  Muscat Canelli
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Delicate, floral, fruity aromas and flavors of peonies, peach relish, and pickled citrus with a silky, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and an effortless, refreshing, medium-length spiced apples, clementines, and nougat finish with soft, fruit tannins. A delicious and attractive off-dry white wine.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Draxton 2014 Nelson Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$20
Bright light golden yellow color. Bright, spicy, citrusy earthy fruity aromas of Meyer lemon, lemon hard candy, lemon grass, and gravel with a racy, dry full body and a peppery, complex, medium-length finish with fruit tannins.
Edenvale Estate 2014 Midsummers Cuvée Rogue Valley
90 points
$23
Bright pale silvery straw color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of peach yogurt, starfruit, pear, and toasted herbs and pepper with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, nuanced, medium-length clementine, melon, apple, and spiced nuts finish with firm, fruit tannins and no oak. A bright, refreshing and very tasty white blend.
Monte De Oro 2014 "Nostimo" Estate Grown Temecula Valley
90 points
$23
Silvery straw color. Lively, fruity, savory aromas and flavors of cornichon, honeysuckle, and spiced pear with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, breezy Asian pear, kiwi, nutskin, and minerals finish with no oak. A nice, smooth and nuanced white blend.
Barefoot NV  Pinot Grigio
89 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright pale white gold color. Bright, fruity, floral aromas and flavors of peaches, lemon blossoms, and lime curd with a soft, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length honeyed apple and rose water finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A lovely spicy pinot grigio that tastes a bit like an Alsatian gewurztraminer.
89 points $6.99 Best Buy
Castle Rock 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of pressed linen and crushed pineapple with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length lemon spritzed apple, ruby grapefruit with honey, and pickled melon finish with fruit tannins. A pleasant, mellow sauvignon sipper.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Line 39 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$10
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Bright, citrusy, herbal aromas and flavors of pickled pepper and reduced grapefruit with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an amusing, breezy tart apple and pineapple finish. A crisp, savory, and satisfying sauvignon blanc.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Biltmore Estate 2013 White Blend American
89 points
$13.99
Best Buy
White gold color. Bright, roasted aromas and flavors of roasted nuts and baked lemons and peaches with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, stimulating, crisp green apple, lemon sorbet, nougat, and cedar finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A fun, flavorful, easy drinking white.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Terra d’Oro 2014  Chenin Blanc/Viognier
89 points
$16
Best Buy
Bright medium silvery straw color. Bright, fruity, citrusy aromas and flavors of toasted meringue and pineapple with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, breezy nectarine and green apple finish with chewy, firm tannins and no oak. A refreshing, appetizing, nicely poised white that will cover a lot of bases.
89 points $16 Best Buy
Unionville Vineyards 2014 Mountain Road Vineyard Pinot Grigio
89 points
$16.95
Bright light silvery straw color. Bright, waxy, earthy aromas and flavors of green apple candy, lemon meringue, melon gelato, and prairie grass with an even, lively, petillant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, involved, medium-length tart orange, pickled melon, and earth finish with crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A snappy, savory pinot grigio.
89 points $16.95
Napa Cellars 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$18
Bright medium pale silvery straw color. Bright, fruity, citrusy aromas of spiced melon, nectarine, and cream with a soft, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length citrus, yellow apple skin, and earth finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A solid sauvignon sipper.
Stonehedge 2013 Terroir Select Gewurztraminer
89 points
$18
Yellow color. Aromas and flavors of dried rose, lychee, and peach with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length sweet cream, nougat, delicate spice, and nut oil finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A nice mellow, warming gewurztraminer.
Brassfield Estate 2013 Serenity Reserve High Valley
89 points
$22
Bright medium golden yellow color. Mild, fruity aromas and flavors of apple taffy, key lime pie, and toasted coconut with a soft, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, breezy melon sorbet, almond milk, and pepper finish with fruit tannins. A pleasant white sipper.
Jana 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$22
Bright light yellow straw color. Delicate, citrusy, fruity leesy aromas of spiced lemons, toasty grilled lemons, lemon grass, and gravel with a lively, dry full body and a warming, complex, medium-length finish with fruit tannins.
Three Thieves 2014  Pinot Grigio
88 points
$8
Best Buy
Bright light silvery straw color. Delicate, fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of fresh peach tart and nut brittle with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, relaxed apple, lemon-lime chiffon, and tapioca finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A very tasty and lively pinot grigio.
88 points $8 Best Buy
Forest Glen 2014 Tehachapi Clone Pinot Grigio
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Delicate aromas and flavors of nougat, spiced apples, and dried flowers and herbs with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, appealing, breezy toasted nuts finish with no oak. A juicy and attractive pinot grigio.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Biltmore Estate 2013  Riesling
88 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Mild, fruity aromas of fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges, spiced apples, and rubber with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, cheery finish with no oak. A pleasing riesling that will cover a lot of bases.
88 points $11.99 Best Buy
Maddalena 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Delicate, toasty, tropical aromas and flavors of caramelized mango and pineapple, grapefruit yogurt, and cornichon with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, green apple and lemon water finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A solid sauvignon blanc sipper.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Truth 2013 Cuvee de Fume Napa Valley
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Delicate aromas and flavors of citrus, apple, and spiced nuts with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, breezy pear, vanilla nuts, and delicate spice finish with soft, fruit tannins. A nice fume style sauvignon blend.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Page Mill 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$18
Silvery emerald straw color. Delicate, citrusy aromas and flavors of lemon-lime custard, gooseberry jam, and pineapple with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, charming, immediate green apple and grassy earth finish with crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A very nice, earthy sauvignon blanc.
Pend d’Oreille 2014 Willard Vineyard Roussanne
88 points
$18
Silvery straw color. Aromas of Manuka honey, meringue, and spiced pear with a supple, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, amusing, carefree melon, starfruit, nougat, and delicate peppery spices finish with no oak. A nice delicate white sipper.
Brassfield Estate 2014  Gewurztraminer
88 points
$22
Yellow color. Aromas and flavors of nut brittle, baked autumn fruits, and coconut with a satiny, soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, breezy nougat and peaches in cream finish with no tannins and a suggestion of oak. A well made, delicately styled gewurztraminer.
Refugio Ranch 2014  Malvasia Bianca
88 points
$22
Yellow color. Aromas and flavors of apple, nougat, and caramelized Meyer lemon with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and an even, relaxed melon, clementine and lime, and earth finish with fine, crunchy tannins and no oak. A nice refreshing, zesty dry white.
Forest Glen 2014  Moscato
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright medium light gold color. Bright, fruity, floral aromas of ripe stone fruits, dried apricots, white flowers, and honey with a satiny, crisp, sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, subtle, medium-length finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
ONE LEAF 2013  Chardonnay
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright medium golden yellow color. Rich, tropical aromas and flavors of super ripe pineapple, sour sop, and coconut custard with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a seamless, engaging, medium-length citrus vanilla cream and bark finish with fine, woody tannins and moderate oak. A pleasantly tropical oaky sipper.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Duck Commander 2013  Moscato
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright pale gold color. Bright, fruity, citrusy aromas of cling peaches, dried apricots, lemon pith, and dried leaves with a lively, sweet full body and a warming, complex, brisk finish with no tannins and no oak.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Montevina 2014  Pinot Grigio
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Bright pale silvery emerald straw color. Delicate, fruity, earthy aromas and flavors of nectarine, nutskin, and green banana with an even, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, engaging, relaxed orange chiffon, praline, and grass finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A light, refreshing pinot grigio.
87 points $12 Best Buy
Adirondack Winery 2014  Gewurztraminer
87 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Bright medium straw green color. Bright, earthy, fruity aromas and flavors of raisin soda bread, honeycomb, dried peach, and moss with an even, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a peppery, engaging, swift lime curd, citrus pulp, nuts, and earth finish with fruit tannins and no oak. An earthy gewurz for the table.
87 points $13.99 Best Buy
Adirondack Winery 2014 Dry Riesling
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright medium golden straw color. Bright, curious aromas of coconut-lemon custard, buttery nut brittle, and glued wood with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, subtle, medium-long exotic citrus, warm tapioca, salted and spiced nuts, and grass finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A broad, almost oaky riesling sipper.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Lulo 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$19.99
Bright light yellow straw color. Bright, fruity, grassy citrusy funky aromas of ripe Meyer lemon, crenshaw melon, lemon grass, and gravel with a tart, dry full body and a warming, distinctive, medium-length finish with fruit tannins.
87 points $19.99
Byington 2013 Ventana Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$24
Pale golden straw color. Bright, citrusy, creamy aromas and flavors of grapefruit and kumquat custards, honey roasted peppers, vanilla cream, and Asian spice with a soft, lively, dryish medium-full body and a warming, elegant, medium-length marinated cucumbers, nutshells, and mushroom finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A silky, fruity, earthy sipper.
Sunstone 2014 "Lindas Vineyard" Estate Bottled Viognier
87 points
$49
Bright medium yellow straw color. Bright, toasty, tropical aromas and flavors of peach custard, spiced tropical fruits, and nougat with a soft, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, medium-length pickled citrus, nutskin, and vanilla cream finish with chewy, dusty tannins and light oak. A nice savory viognier with a hefty oak component.
Sutter Home NV  Gewurztraminer
86 points
Best Buy
Yellow color. Aromas and flavors of peaches in cream, honeysuckle, and lychee with a supple, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, easy apple sauce, cling peaches and pears, and lemon gelato finish with no oak. A tasty, easy drinking fruity white wine.
86 points Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Moscato
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright light golden yellow color. Lively, fruity aromas of ripe stone fruits, fruit cocktail, orange zest, and dried leaves with a supple, tangy, sweet medium-full body and a polished, engaging, crisp finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Riesling
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Yellow color. Mild, fruity aromas and flavors of apple sauce, spiced peaches and melons, and banana bubblegum with a supple, tangy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, easy orange sorbet finish with no oak. A nice fruity sweet riesling for carefree sipping.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Pink Truck 2014 Pink Wine California
86 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Clear light siam color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of berry soda float, honey butter, and cherry tart with a soft, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, interesting, relaxed cherry taffy and soda and white toffee finish with dusty, leafy tannins. A fruity off dry quaffer.
86 points $8.99 Best Buy
Bandit NV  Pinot Grigio
86 points
$9
Best Buy
Bright pale white gold color. Delicate, citrusy, grassy aromas and flavors of lime peel and nettles with an even, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, engaging, crisp lemon curd and earth finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A solid pinot grigio sipper.
86 points $9 Best Buy
Kenwood 2014  Sauvingnon Blanc
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Bright medium light gold color. Lively, interesting, citrusy fruity medicinal aromas of spiced ripe lemons, gauze - dried canvas, gravel, and lemon pepper with a racy, dry full body and a peppery, medium-length finish with fruit tannins.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Line 39 2014  Pinot Grigio
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Straw color. Bright, fruity, tropical aromas of roasted apples and mangos, coconut, and peach yogurt with a silky, tangy, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy green apple, lemon, and slate finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins. A solid dry quaffer with nice tropical fruit notes.
86 points $10 Best Buy
ONE LEAF 2013  Pinot Grigio
86 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Bright medium silvery straw color. Bright, earthy aromas and flavors of nectarine, straw, and clay pot with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, stimulating, relaxed lemon, leaves, and melon rind finish with dusty, leafy tannins and no oak. A dry, sturdy pinot grigio.
86 points $10.99 Best Buy
SeaGlass 2014  Pinot Grigio
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Bright pale light white gold light color. Delicate, fruity, earthy aromas and flavors of peach and apple pulp, whipped cream, almond skin, and lemongrass with an even, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk citrus cream and grass finish with crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A nicely structured and crisp pinot grigio.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Monte De Oro 2014 Estate Grown/Galway Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$19
Bright medium gold color. Earthy, citrusy fruity cheesy aromas of lemon zest, cheese rind, lemon grass, and turned earth - salinity with a puckering, dryish full body and a warming, engaging, carefree finish with fruit tannins.
Sutter Home NV  Chenin Blanc
85 points
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of honeyed peach, delicate spice, and nut brittle with a silky, body and a smooth, breezy pear cider, apple cider, and earth finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A crisp, fruity and appetizing everyday white.
85 points Best Buy
Sutter Home NV  Pinot Grigio
85 points
Best Buy
White gold color. Aromas and flavors of peach, apple, and creamy nougat with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, crisp sweet cream finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A nice fruity, uncomplicated wine.
85 points Best Buy
Ménage à Trois 2013  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$12
Bright medium light gold color. Lively, citrusy, fruity dusty aromas of lemon pith, lemon taffy, green twigs, and turned earth with an crisp, dry medium-full body and a peppery, stimulating, cheery finish with fruit tannins.
Ménage à Trois 2014  Moscato
85 points
$12
Bright medium gold color. Fruity aromas of grilled peaches, roasted turnips, apricot pits - dried leaves, and Schweppes bitter lemon with an crisp, moderately sweet medium-full body and a warming, appealing, short finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
Firesteed 2012  Riesling
85 points
$13
Bright light golden yellow color. Bright, fruity, rubbery aromas of green apple skin, lime zest, kerosine, and Schweppes bitter lemon with an lively, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, appealing, crisp finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
Terra d’Oro 2014  Moscato
85 points
$16
Bright medium yellow straw color. Bright, floral, tropical aromas and flavors of peony, lychee, and orange marmalade with a soft, crisp, sweet medium-to-full body and a silky, engaging, breezy rose water, yellow apple, and melon finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A relaxed and easy dessert wine.
Sutter Home NV  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
Best Buy
Brilliant silvery emerald straw color. Delicate, citrusy aromas and flavors of lemon, grapefruit, and grass with a silky, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk citrus rind, dolmades, tart green apple, and lemon pepper finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A pleasant, dry quaffer.
84 points Best Buy
Sutter Home NV  Moscato
84 points
Best Buy
Bright light gold color. Bright, earthy, fruity aromas of ripe pears - stone fruits, gooseberries, roasted root vegetables, and dried leaves with a crisp, sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, scant finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
84 points Best Buy
Sutter Home NV  Riesling
84 points
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Delicate aromas and flavors of apples, tropical fruits, and delicate spiced nuts with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy pear and clementine finish with no oak. A pleasant carefree sipper.
84 points Best Buy
Gallo Family Vineyards NV  Moscato
84 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Bright light gold color. Bright, fruity aromas of peach skin, spring water, suede, and gravel with an bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, compelling, momentary finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
84 points $4.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright light yellow straw color. Mild, citrusy, fruity aromas of lemon pith, lemon pepper, and gravel with a soft, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a seamless, brisk finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
84 points $6.99 Best Buy
J.W. Morris 2013  White Zinfandel
84 points
$7.99
Dark pink coral color. Lively, confected aromas and flavors of watermelon candy and rind, whipped cream, and bubblegum with a soft, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, captivating, easy orange-cherry sherbet and nuts finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A pleasant off-dry quaffer.
84 points $7.99
Biltmore Estate 2014 Blanc de Noir Zinfandel
84 points
$10.99
Pale pink coral color. Bright, interesting, fruity aromas and flavors of strawberry hard candy, cucumber relish, rhubarb, and microgreens with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, stimulating, carefree almond skin and sweet cream finish with fine, dusty tannins and no oak. A fun, fruity rose with nice delicacy and a hint of savoriness.
84 points $10.99
Fancy Pants 2014  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$11
Brilliant white gold light gold color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of apple, nougat, and peach custard with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, rapid clementine sorbet finish with fine, no tannins and no oak. A tasty, fruity pinot grigio.
Biltmore Estate 2014  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$11.99
Bright light silvery straw color. Mild, fruity aromas and flavors of peach, pear, and pepper with an even, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, rapid green apple finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A pleasant quaffer.
84 points $11.99
SeaGlass 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$12
Bright medium silvery emerald straw color. Bright, citrusy, floral aromas and flavors of citrus salad, pickled jalapeno, grapefruit pith, and lemon pepper with an racy, dryish full body and a warming, compelling, cheery lemon sorbet and dolmades finish with fine, fruit tannins. A pleasant, earthy sauvignon blanc.
White Pine 2014  Dry Riesling
84 points
$14.99
Bright light golden yellow color. Bright, minerally, fruity rubbery aromas of green apple, molten plastic - petrol, lime pith, and clay with a tangy, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, intriguing, quick finish with no tannins and no oak.
84 points $14.99
White Pine NV  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$15.99
White gold color. Earthy aromas and flavors of honeyed musky peaches, apple yogurt, and damp earth with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, engaging, buoyant roasted lemon, clementine, melon, and gherkin finish with fine, crunchy tannins and no oak. A refreshing pinot grigio with a nice savory character.
84 points $15.99
Biltmore Estate 2012  Sauvignon Blanc
83 points
$10.99
Bright light golden yellow color. Mild, fruity, citrusy aromas of ripe lemons, baked parchment, and lemon pepper with a sharp, dry medium-to-full body and a peppery, brief finish with fruit tannins.
83 points $10.99
Fat Cat 2014  Pinot Grigio
83 points
$11.99
White gold color. Faint, dusty aromas of fallen apple, molasses bread, and pressed linen with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a graceful, brisk clementine, grass, and parchment finish with dusty, leafy tannins and no oak. A solid, dry pinot grigio.
83 points $11.99
Trinity Oaks 2014  Pinot Grigio
81 points
$9
Bright pale light silvery straw color. Bright, creamy, fruity aromas and flavors of peach meringue and cashew buttercream with a soft, crisp, dryish medium body and a tingling, fast yellow apple and parchment finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A nice creamy quaffer.
Trinchero 2014 Marys Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
80 points
$24
Bright medium silvery emerald straw color. Bright, odd, woody aromas and flavors of treated lumber, overripe lemons, grapefruit yogurt, and green coffee beans with an oily, vibrant, sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, fast apples in cream, twigs and leaves, and pond water finish with fruit tannins. An odd assemblage of sour and green wood tones.
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