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May 2016 - US Summer Whites & Rose

May 2016 - US Summer Whites & Rose
This month's Wine feature is US Summer Whites & Rosé Wines

US Summer Whites & Rose Reviews

Heron Hill Winery 2014 Semi-Dry Riesling
94 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Bright light silvery straw color. Delicate, fruity, smoky aromas and flavors of toasted lemon meringue, grilled apples, nougat, and white clay with a glycerous, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-length dried peach, roasted lemon and lime, melon, and earth finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A mouthwatering, rock solid riesling that will cover many bases.
94 points $13.99 Best Buy
Heron Hill Winery 2014 Semi-Sweet Riesling
93 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Bright, complex, floral smoky aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, grilled citrus and peaches, and roasted apples and nuts with a soft, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, involved, medium-length honeyed orange, coconut milk, and delicate fuel-like minerality finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A nuanced and nicely structured riesling.
93 points $13.99 Best Buy
Wagner Vineyards 2014 Estate Grown & Bottled, Caywood East Vineyard Riesling
93 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Pale emerald straw color. Delicate, fruity, savory aromas of apple-peach relish, nuts, lemon peel, and coconut water with a soft, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, nuanced, medium-length honeyed lime and chalk finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A clean, bright, and vibrant riesling with great structure, dimension, and especially mouthwatering acidity.
93 points $17.99 Best Buy
Spangler 2015  Viognier
93 points
$21
Bright light medium bright gold color. Tropical, floral aromas and flavors of honeysuckle and orange blossoms, fresh banana cream pie, and peach cobbler with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, nuanced, medium-long apple strudel, pineapple cake, and sweet creamy nougat finish with well-integrated, fruit tannins. A very fruity, attractive, scrumptious viognier that is sure to please.
Hagafen 2015  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$27
Silvery emerald straw color. Bright, toasty, tropical buttery aromas and flavors of coconut buttercream and lemon scone with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, distinctive, medium-long honey roasted yellow pepper, spiced apple, grapefruit, and key lime pie finish. A deliciously tropical fume style sauvignon blanc that is sure to please.
Bordeleau NV  Moscato
92 points
$13
Best Buy
Pale silvery straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of carnations and roses and spiced peaches with a silky, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long apple sauce and lemon sorbet finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A luscious, perfumed off-dry white wine that is sure to be a hit.
92 points $13 Best Buy
Mill River Winery NV Plum Island White American
92 points
$13.95
Best Buy
Bright light medium emerald straw color. Delicate, fresh, fruity aromas and flavors of lilac and peony, orange, and spiced peaches with an even, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, intricate, medium-long honeyed mango, green apple, and earth finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A fun, flavorful, easy-drinking off-dry sipper that is sure to please.
92 points $13.95 Best Buy
Yorkville Cellars 2014 Eleanor of Aquitaine Yorkville Highlands
92 points
$30
Bright light medium bright gold color. Creamy, fruity citrusy aromas of lemon cream - dreamsicle, dried mission figs, bread crust, and pressed linen with a tangy, dryish full body and a warming, refreshing, fast finish with chewy tannins.
Chelsea 2015 Dry Rosé Alba Estate Vineyard Warren Hills
91 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Brilliant pale Siam color. Delicate, fruity aromas and flavors of baked cherries and raspberry yogurt with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, intriguing, spiced apples and nuts and marinated cucumber finish with no oak. A very pretty, lightly savory and spicy rose that will be great at the table.
91 points $13.99 Best Buy
Pine Ridge 2015 Chenin Blanc & Viognier California
91 points
$15
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Bright, attractive, tropical aromas and flavors of guanabana, guava, peach cobbler, and figs with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, layered, medium-long orange, apple, melon, and banana finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious and nuanced white wine with great table appeal.
91 points $15 Best Buy
Hagafen 2015 Clearwater Riesling
91 points
$21
Straw green color. Delicate, citrusy aromas and flavors of honeyed lemon, clementine, green apple, and yogurt with a supple, tangy, fruity medium body and a graceful, engaging, medium-long plantain finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A zesty, refreshing and well balanced riesling for all occasions.
Penns Woods 2015 Bancroft Moscato
91 points
$22
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Delicate, floral aromas and flavors of pressed flowers, dried peach, and nectarine stone with a supple, tangy, off-dry light body and a seamless, breezy honeyed apple and melon and kiwi sorbet finish with no oak. A vivacious, lightly floral white wine that will be very versatile.
High Valley Vineyard 2014 Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon High Valley
91 points
$24.99
Bright medium light ruby color. Lively, fruity, citrusy earthy aromas of cherry -berry, gravel, lemon pith, and lemon pepper with a crisp, dryish medium-full body and a peppery, quick finish with chewy tannins and no oak.
91 points $24.99
Byington 2014 "Saignee" Rosé Santa Cruz Mountains
91 points
$27
Bright medium light ruby color. Bright, fruity, peppery oaky aromas of sour cherries, mocha - tree bark, lemon pith, and mild white pepper with an tart, dry full body and a peppery, interesting, brisk finish with barky tannins.
Penlyn Place NV  Moscato
90 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Bright golden yellow color. Fruity aromas and flavors of pineapple marmalade, apple pie, coconut cookie, and tropical blossoms with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a seamless, stimulating, medium-long finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A very tasty and appealing still muscat wine with well balanced fruitiness and acidity.
90 points $13.99 Best Buy
Atwater 2015 Estate Dry Rosé of Cabernet Franc Seneca Lake
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Delicate, fresh, fruity aromas and flavors of strawberries, vanilla milk, and nougat with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length blood orange, pickled golden beet, and minerals finish with no oak. A delightfully dainty rose with great balance and acidity.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Maddalena 2014  Pinot Grigio
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Bright medium golden amber color. Lively, fruity aromas of dried peaches, hint of petrol, spiced lemon cream, and gravel with an tangy, dry-yet-fruity full body and a peppery, intriguing, buoyant finish with cottony tannins and no oak.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Kiara 2015 Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$16
Best Buy
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Delicate, citrusy, earthy aromas and flavors of spiced apples and pears, melon balls, and vanilla milk with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, appealing, medium-length grapefruit gelato finish. A sleek, creamy sauvignon blanc that will appeal to fans and non-fans of the often frisky varietal.
90 points $16 Best Buy
South Coast 2015  Verdelho
90 points
$20
Pale straw green color. Bright, fruity, savory aromas and flavors of grilled grapefruit and guava, pickled melon, spiced apple, and nougat with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, stimulating, medium-length orange-lime curd, kiwi, and earth finish with no oak. A very appealing and snappy white wine with an unpretentious charm and grace.
Hagafen 2015 Estate Bottled Riesling
90 points
$24
Silvery emerald straw color. Bright, floral, fresh aromas and flavors of sliced apples, honey, and lilacs with a silky, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, intriguing, medium-length clementine, earth, and rubber finish with fine, chewy, fruit tannins. A refreshing, easy drinking off-dry riesling.
Byington 2014 "Liage" Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$25
Bright medium old gold color. Creamy, citrusy fruity fresh aromas of musky peaches, lemon cream, quince, and lemon pepper - gravel with a crisp, dry full body and a peppery, complex, breezy finish with earthy tannins.
Midnight Cellars 2014 "Aurora" Reserve White Blend Paso Robles
90 points
$29
Yellow straw color. Lively, fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of peach cobbler, coconut and banana cream pies, and praline with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, easy lemon spritzed apple and nuts finish with fine, dusty, fruit tannins. A lush, satiny white wine with a nice creamy, fruity center and balanced oak.
CK Mondavi 2014 Blonde Five White Blend California
89 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright light medium golden yellow color. Delicate, floral, fruity toasty aromas of white flowers - orange blossoms, peaches & cream, toast, and potters clay with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, interesting, breezy finish with cottony, earthy tannins.
89 points $6.99 Best Buy
Casa Larga 2015 Dry Rosé Finger Lakes
89 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Pale salmon orange color. Bright, nutty aromas and flavors of butter roasted nuts, floury almond cookies, and dried mulberries with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and an even, delightful, medium-length pickled melon rind, sweet tomato, cherry, and orange finish. A very savory, table-tuned, dry adult rose.
89 points $11.99 Best Buy
Casa Larga 2015 Rosé of Pinot Noir Finger Lakes
89 points
$17.99
Steely pink color. Earthy aromas of dried berries and flowers and almond cookie with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, appealing, medium-length cranberries, raspberry gastrique, and melon finish with no oak. A slightly floral rose with zesty, table-friendly acidity.
89 points $17.99
Shannon Ridge 2015 High Elevation Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$18.99
Bright light gold color. Lively, citrusy, sweaty fruity creamy aromas of ripe grilled lemons, cumin - saddle leather, clay - lime custard, and pressed linen with an lively, dry full body and a peppery, interesting, buoyant finish with cottony tannins.
89 points $18.99
Wagner Vineyards 2013 "Fathom 107" Estate Grown & Bottled, Wagner Vineyards Finger Lakes
89 points
$19.99
Bright medium light emerald straw color. Delicate, baked, tropical aromas and flavors of spiced apples and kiwi, lemon curd, and hint of rubber with an even, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, brisk tangerine and minerals finish with soft, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A tasty and refreshing white blend with nice depth and zesty acidity.
89 points $19.99
Prix 2014 Estate Bottled Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$40
Pale golden yellow color. Complex aromas and flavors of spicy pickled peppers, coconut frosting, and white toffee with a silky, vibrant, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length spiced melon and apple, nutty oak, and grapefruit finish with crunchy tannins and light oak. A savory wood influenced sauvignon blanc.
Barefoot NV  Riesling
88 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Delicate, citrusy aromas and flavors of honeyed citrus, lanolin lotion, and praline with a supple, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length orange sherbet and apple sauce finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A fun, flavorful, easy drinking off-dry riesling that will be a crowd pleaser.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
D.H. Lescombes 2015  Chenin Blanc
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Bright, tropical aromas and flavors of fruit punch, kiwi-apple chutney, and banana pudding with a silky, soft, fruity light body and a smooth, interesting, easy pear and melon finish with no oak. A delicate, very tasty, and refreshing chenin blanc that will make a lovely summer sipper.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Black Willow Winery  "Classic Diamond" Diamond
88 points
$12.95
Best Buy
Pale emerald straw color. Fresh aromas and flavors of exotic tropical citrus and white grape juice with a soft, crisp, off-dry light body and a silky, breezy lemon-kiwi sorbet and honey finish with fine, crunchy tannins and no oak. A bright, uncomplicated, effortlessly drinkable, grapey off-dry white wine.
88 points $12.95 Best Buy
Wagner Vineyards 2013 Estate Grown & Bottled, Select Riesling select
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Bright light medium golden yellow color. Lively, fruity, tropical aromas and flavors of kiwi-papaya-orange relish, tamarind, spiced lemon, and rubber with a soft, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, elegant, medium-length nougat finish with well-integrated tannins and no oak. A fun, off-dry tropical sipper.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Mill River Winery NV Plum Island Rosé American
88 points
$14.95
Best Buy
Steely pink color. Bright, interesting aromas and flavors of strawberry preserves on rye and honey roasted cherries and apples with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a sleek, interesting, breezy melon finish with no oak. A nice jammy rose pleaser.
88 points $14.95 Best Buy
Firesteed 2014  Pinot Gris
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright medium gold color. Lively, fruity, creamy minerally aromas of peach cobbler, lemon cream, yellow gummy bears - star anise, and well water with an lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, engaging, breezy finish with cottony tannins and no oak.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Firesteed 2014 Rosé Willamette Valley
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright light medium pale salmon color. Bright, fruity, savory aromas and flavors of strawberry coulis, melon soufflé, nut brittle, and leather with a glycerous, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length roasted nuts and strawberry granita finish with well-integrated tannins and no oak. A crisp, dry rose.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
LangeTwins Winery 2015 Estate Sangiovese Rosé Lodi
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright medium light ruby color. Lively, buttery, fruity aromas of bright berry notes -boysenberry, rhubarb custard, sweaty saddle, and cumin and lemon butter with a dry full body and a warming, relaxed finish with well-integrated tannins.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Heron Hill Winery 2014 "Eclipse" White Finger Lakes
88 points
$15.99
Pale silvery straw color. Bright, earthy aromas and flavors of bloomy cheese rind, damp earth, and fallen apple with a soft, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, elegant, medium-length reduced lemon, kiwi, and nutskin finish with crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. An interesting, savory, and somewhat rustic Old World styled white blend for the table.
88 points $15.99
Jana 2014 One Last Kiss California
88 points
$16
Pale straw color. Bright, floral aromas and flavors of lavender and lilacs, pickling spices, and peach gastrique with a silky, crisp, fruity light body and a polished, medium-length melon rind, apple tart, orange cream, and nougat finish with no oak. A pleasant, easy drinking floral summer sipper.
South Coast 2015  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$16
Yellow straw color. Bright, earthy, yeasty aromas and flavors of citrus yogurt, almond skin, lanolin lotion, and pressed flowers with a soft, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, cheery dried tropical fruits, spiced apple and melon, and reduced lemon finish with fine tannins and no oak. A crunchy, savory sauvignon blanc that will shine at the table.
Braman 2010 Joseph Braman Riesling
88 points
$18
Pale light yellow straw color. Delicate aromas and flavors of nougat and caramel apple with a silky, soft, petillant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk lemon and peach gelatos and honey finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins. A zippy, very fruity off-dry riesling sipper that will be great with spicy foods.
Andis Wines 2015  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$18.99
Pale white gold color. Delicate, tropical, citrusy aromas and flavors of grapefruit custard, guava, and plantain with a supple, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, relaxed lemon curd and wheatgrass finish with no oak. A solid, refreshing sauvignon blanc sipper.
88 points $18.99
Andis Wines 2013 Bill Dillian Vineyard Semillon
88 points
$19.99
Bright light straw color. Bright, fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of baked apple and banana, nougat, coconut custard, and flax with a glycerous, racy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, elegant, medium-length lime, melon rind, earth, and pepper finish with firm, fruit tannins. A racy white for rich seafood dishes.
88 points $19.99
Penns Woods 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$24
Bright medium old gold color. Bright, fruity, citrusy toasty tropical aromas of grilled lemon - pineapple, toasted coconut, turned earth, and lemon pepper with an lively, dryish full body and a peppery, interesting, breezy finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak.
Eagle Eye 2015 Rosé, Estate Alpha Wolf Vineyard Napa Valley
88 points
$25
Bright light medium sunburst amber color. Bright, vinous, interesting aromas and flavors of red wine vinaigrette, cranberry bread toast, worn leather, and moss with an even, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, captivating, carefree nectarine, white strawberry, and nougat finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A solid, sturdy rosé.
Naked Grape NV  Moscato
87 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Bright medium golden yellow color. Bright, fruity, buttery creamy aromas of honeycrisp apple, pineapple cream, apricot pits, and pressed linen with a bright, medium-full body and a complex, medium-length finish with well-integrated tannins and no oak.
87 points $4.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Moscato
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright light yellow straw color. Bright aromas of spic and span cleanser, tropical fruits - cherimoya, pineapple syrup, and lychee nuts with a crisp, sweet medium-full body and a warming, delightful, sparse finish with chewy tannins and no oak.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
CK Mondavi 2015 Willow Springs Pinot Grigio
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright white gold color. Delicate, fruity, floral aromas and flavors of fruit salad, peach sorbet, vanilla milk, and canvas with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, charming, easy green apple, lemon, and nutskin finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A light and attractive pinot grigio sipper.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
CK Mondavi 2015 White Zinfandel Rosé White Zinfandel
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright light reddish orange color. Bright, fruity aromas of orange zest, ripe berries, tree sap, and dried canvas with a tangy, dry medium-full body and a warming, short-lived finish with crunchy tannins.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Wagner Vineyards 2013 Estate Grown & Bottled, Semi-Dry, Wagner Vineyards Riesling
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Bright medium light golden yellow color. Bright, rubbery, fruity aromas and flavors of baked citrus, lemon mint, and spiced apples with a soft, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, interesting, brisk honeyed clementine, spiced peach, and gravel finish with crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A dainty, delicately spicy, fruit-driven riesling.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Sobon Estate 2015 Rosé Amador County
87 points
$13
Best Buy
Light medium bright light ruby color. Bright, savory, fruity peppery aromas of spiced fraise du bois, red berries, soft white pepper, and lemon oil with a crisp, dry full body and a peppery, intricate, carefree finish with earthy tannins and no oak.
87 points $13 Best Buy
Heron Hill Winery 2014  Riesling
87 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Bright light silvery emerald straw color. Lively, earthy aromas and flavors of potting soil, fallen apple, and lemon salt water taffy with a soft, racy, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, captivating, easy kumquat, peach skin, pickled melon rind, and nutskin finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A nice, dry, earthy riesling for the table.
87 points $13.99 Best Buy
Wagner Vineyards 2015 Rosé, Estate Grown & Bottled Finger Lakes
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright pink coral color. Delicate aromas and flavors of strawberries in cream and nougat with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a breezy white strawberry, lime, and earth finish. A pleasant, zesty dry rose for the table.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Wagner Vineyards 2014 Estate Grown & Bottled, Dry, Wagner Vineyards Riesling
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright light medium straw color. Fruity, rubbery aromas and flavors of green grass, apple, flower patch earth, and rope with an even, tart, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, charming, crisp lemon and lime, peach skin, and minerals finish with grippy tannins and no oak. A racy, linear, very Teutonic riesling that will be great at the table.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
three 2015 Old Vines Rosé Contra Costa County
87 points
$16
Bright light medium dark ruby color. Bright, fruity, minerally aromas of raspberries & cream, wine gums - red (cherry) gummy bears, toasted lemons, and gravel with a creamy, bright, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, layered, medium-length finish with well-integrated tannins.
Black Willow Winery  Trilogy White New York State
87 points
$16.95
Bright light silvery straw color. Delicate, earthy, citrusy creamy aromas and flavors of lemon-lime powder and white toffee with an even, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, carefree honeyed nectarine and green apple finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A attractive, fruity, mouthwatering white that will make a fine aperitif.
87 points $16.95
Mill River Winery NV  Pinot Grigio
87 points
$16.95
Bright light emerald straw color. Bright, buttery, toasty aromas and flavors of macadamia nut brittle, honeyed peaches, and spiced apples with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length praline, Asian pear, and hint of wintergreen finish with silky, fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious, smooth and nicely toasty pinot grigio.
87 points $16.95
Brassfield Estate 2014  Pinot Gris
87 points
$22
Bright light golden yellow color. Bright, fruity, creamy peppery aromas of peaches and cream, Meyer lemon cream, lemon pepper, and dried canvas & clay with an tangy, dryish body and a peppery, compelling, fast finish with cottony tannins and no oak.
High Valley Vineyard 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$24.99
Light bright yellow straw color. Lively, citrusy, buttery aromas of Meyer lemon, gravel, key limes, and lemon pepper with a lively, dry full body and a peppery, interesting, short finish with cottony tannins and no oak.
87 points $24.99
Table 5 2013 White Wine Napa Valley
87 points
$26
Straw color. Bright, yeasty, interesting aromas and flavors of floury almond torte, white chocolate mint, spiced apples and dates, and soy milk with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, cheery nut oil and pepper finish. An intriguing very dry white wine.
Gallo Family Vineyards NV  Moscato
86 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Bright light golden straw color. Fruity, sweet minerally aromas of yellow fruits - apples, lemon chiffon, lemon honey, and lemon head candy - the powdered sugar component with an crisp, sweet full body and a sleek, delightful, snappy finish with grippy tannins and no oak.
86 points $4.99 Best Buy
CK Mondavi 2015 Willow Springs Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright light yellow straw color. Lively, citrusy, fruity aromas of spiced lemons, yellow gummy bears, potters clay, and lemon pepper with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a peppery, interesting, short finish with papery tannins and no oak.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
CK Mondavi 2015 Willow Springs Moscato
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright light golden straw color. Bright, fruity, spicy aromas of grilled pineapple, star anise - yellow licorice, cardamon, and gravel - lemon cleanser with an bright, sweet medium-full body and a sleek, interesting, breezy finish with soft tannins and no oak.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Bogle 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright light straw color. Lively, citrusy aromas and flavors of grapefruit, green pepper, mango custard, and nuts with a soft, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, captivating, breezy clementine and nutskin finish with firm tannins and no oak. A rock solid sauvignon blanc with great balance and varietal character.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Highway 12 2015  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$15.50
Pale straw color. Earthy, spicy aromas and flavors of pickled melon rinds, roasted pepper, and toasted nuts with a silky, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, relaxed grapefruit custard and white toffee finish. A pleasant dry sauvignon blanc with a tangy, earthy twangy.
86 points $15.50
Portlandia 2015 Pinot Noir Rosé Willamette Valley
86 points
$19.99
Bright light medium pink coral color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of strawberry shortcake and gravel with a soft, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, compelling, medium-length Meyer lemon, nuts, and cream finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. An appealing adult rose with nice fruit and structure and a carefree style.
86 points $19.99
Penns Woods NV Bancroft Moscato Rosé Pennsylvania
86 points
$22
Bright light tomato bisque color. Bright, fruity, floral aromas of peach skin, plums, white flowers - peach blossoms, and pear skin - caramel with an lively, off-dry medium-to-full body and a silky, appealing, brisk finish with chewy tannins and no oak.
Don Ernesto 2015 "Beret" Rose
86 points
$24
Brilliant light ruby color. Lively, artificial aromas and flavors of berry pastry, melon balls, and praline with a soft, lively, dryish medium-full body and a warming, stimulating, buoyant green apple, blood orange, and earth finish with grippy tannins and no oak. A brilliant gem of a rosé.
Yorkville Cellars 2014 Randle Hill Semillon
86 points
$24
Bright light golden straw color. Lively, sweet, toasty tropical aromas and flavors of pineapple upside down cake, coconut custard, and date bread with an even, racy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, appealing, breezy spiced apples and citrus gelato finish with fine, fruit tannins. A very fruity and refreshing semillon.
Barefoot NV  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$6.99
Bright light straw color. Delicate, green, citrusy aromas and flavors of guava, yellow pepper, and cucumber skin with a soft, lively, petillant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, interesting, carefree lemon spritzed melon, green apple, and lime sorbet finish with silky tannins and no oak. A pleasant, fruity, snappy sauvignon blanc.
85 points $6.99
Black Willow Winery  Bare Cat Blush New York State
85 points
$10.95
Bright light reddish amber color. Bright, citrusy, fruity aromas of grapey - fresh concord verjus, saltwater lemon taffy, dried canvas, and grape skin - lemon fruit roll with an crisp, dry medium body and a peppery, compelling, breezy finish with chewy tannins and no oak.
85 points $10.95
Sand Point 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$10.99
Light gold color. Citrusy, fruity creamy aromas of delicate lemoncello, spiced gooseberries, gravel, and lemon pepper with a lively, dryish full body and a peppery, complex, medium-length finish with papery tannins.
85 points $10.99
Pedroncelli 2015 Dry Rosé of Zinfandel, Signature Selection Dry Creek Valley
85 points
$12
Bright light medium dark ruby color. Lively, fruity aromas of cherry - blackberry, suede, dried twigs - tree bark, and lemon pepper with a crisp, dry full body and a peppery, intricate finish with barky tannins.
Firesteed 2012  Riesling
85 points
$14.99
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Mild aromas and flavors of lemon, pickled melon, and rubber eraser with a soft, dryish light body and a seamless, fast green apple skin and chalk finish with dusty, fruit tannins and no oak. A dry, savory riesling for the shellfish.
85 points $14.99
Naked Grape NV  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Pale bright silvery straw color. Bright, fruity, floral aromas and flavors of tangerine sorbet, tapioca tea, and fruit salad with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, breezy spiced apple, honeyed melon, and minerals finish with soft tannins and no oak. A crisp and dainty pinot grigio quaffer.
84 points $4.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$6.99
Bright light white gold color. Bright, floral, fruity aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, nectarine, and cream cheese with a soft, tangy, petillant, fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, breezy apple, delicately spiced nuts, and melon finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A well made easy quaffer with nice fruit.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot NV  White Zinfandel
84 points
$6.99
Bright light medium Siam color. Bright, fruity aromas of red cherry, red licorice, lemon grass, and spring water and linen with an lively, off-dry medium-full body and a warming, interesting, quick finish with cottony tannins and no oak.
84 points $6.99
Pedroncelli 2015 Friends White Sonoma County
84 points
$12
Bright light medium golden yellow color. Bold, fruity, citrusy peppery aromas of spiced fruit - apricots, Meyer lemon curd, grapefruit pith, and white pepper with an tangy, dryish full body and a peppery, interesting, rapid finish with chewy tannins and no oak.
Wagner Vineyards 2013 Estate Grown & Bottled, Wagner Vineyards Gewurztraminer
84 points
$12.99
Light yellow straw color. Bright, fruity aromas of lychee nuts, dried rose petals, grapefruit pith, and loess with a crisp, dryish full body and a smooth, appealing, snappy finish with firm tannins and no oak.
84 points $12.99
Shenandoah Vineyards 2015 Vermentino Amador County
84 points
$13
Silvery emerald straw color. Bright, roasted aromas and flavors of nuts and coconut, cigar tobacco, dried apple, and hint of rubber with a lean, shy, bone-dry thin body and a instant gravel, nut oil, and dried banana finish with cottony tannins. A very dry and oily white wine.
Heron Hill Winery 2014 Classic Unoaked Chardonnay
84 points
$13.99
Pale emerald straw color. Mild, fruity, smoky aromas and flavors of lemon yogurt, brazil nuts, and grass with a soft, dryish light body and a polished, brisk lemon rind and apple core finish with fine tannins and no oak. A dry savory chardonnay for the table.
84 points $13.99
South Coast 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé Monterey
84 points
$14
Bright light reddish amber color. Bright, fruity, funky aromas of berry - cherry fruit leather, ripe lemons, and gravel with a crisp, dryish medium-full body and a warming, scant finish with grippy tannins and no oak.
Auburn Road 2015  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$18
Pale silvery straw color. Bright, green aromas and flavors of cling peaches in cream, melon, apples on the tree, and roasted nuts with an even, tangy, petillant, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, snappy lime sorbet and starfruit finish with dusty, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A nice, dry pinot grigio quaffer.
GEN 7 2014 Vintners Reserve Viognier
84 points
$28
Bright light medium golden straw color. Bright, baked, yeasty aromas and flavors of stone fruits, overripe banana and melon, smoked nuts, and dried flowers with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, refreshing, breezy honeyed nectarines, baked apples and pears, and pepper finish with grippy tannins and no oak. A soft, savory viognier for the table.
Edenvale Estate 2013 Dry Rosé Rogue Valley
83 points
$22
Pale ruby color. Bold, curious aromas and flavors of old leather, over-roasted cranberries, and peanut brittle with a satiny, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, unusual, breezy spiced chocolate, strawberry gastrique, and olives finish. A very savory and earthy rose with a lot interesting twists.
Castrucci 2015 Rosé of Pinot Noir Napa Valley
83 points
$24
Bright light silvery pink color. Bright, curious, umami aromas and flavors of sour cream and butter on mashed potatoes, baked berries, marinated mushrooms, and bouillon with a velvety, tangy, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, breezy cranberry yogurt, reduced lime, and minerals finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A dry, funky adult rosé for the table.
Lawer Estates 2015 Rosé Sonoma County
82 points
$22
Bright light medium light ruby color. Bright, fruity, sweaty spicy aromas of spiced berries, saddle leather - cumin, gravel, and lemon pepper with a lively, dry full body and a peppery, interesting, rapid finish with earthy tannins and no oak.
Penns Woods 2015  Traminette
82 points
$24
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Delicate, earthy aromas and flavors of flower patch, toasted nuts, melon sorbet, and citrus zest with a supple, crisp, off-dry light body and an even, quirky, breezy almond brittle, damp earth, and nutskins finish with fine, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak. A tangy, dusty, earthy white for the table.
Pedroncelli 2015 East Side Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
81 points
$15
Bright light silvery emerald straw color. Rich, odd, baked aromas and flavors of baked and overripe fruits, wax, lanolin lotion, and graham cracker crust with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, complex, carefree celery and orange yogurt finish with fruit tannins. A earthy, rustic white.
Edenvale Estate 2014  Pinot Gris
81 points
$20
Bright light medium golden yellow color. Bright, fruity, citrusy funky minerally aromas of ripe peaches, turned earth, mildly spiced lemon, and well water with an crisp, dryish medium-full body and a peppery, interesting, easy finish with papery tannins and no oak.
Chaddsford 2013  Pinot Grigio
81 points
$21.99
Bright medium yellow straw color. Bright, curious, smoky aromas and flavors of pickled and grilled green tomatoes, matchstick, and hint of boiled potato with a soft, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, brisk grilled lemon and apple, nut skins and shells, and melon rind finish with crunchy, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak. A smoky, earthy pinot grigio for the table.
81 points $21.99
Byington 2014 Ventana Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
81 points
$26
Bright light medium light gold color. Bold, citrusy, fruity creamy aromas of ripe lemons & cream, grilled peppers, hemp, and dried canvas with an sharp, bone-dry full body and a peppery, appealing, instant finish with cottony tannins.
Skinnygirl 2013  Pinot Grigio
80 points
$11.99
Pale yellow straw color. Mild, smoky aromas and flavors of lit match and candle and smoked nuts with a soft, dryish medium body and a tingling, brisk baked lemon and apple, gherkin, and bamboo finish with cottony tannins and no oak. A very smoky dry pinot grigio for the table.
80 points $11.99
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