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May 2017 - US Summer Whites

May 2017 - US Summer Whites
This month's Wine feature is US Summer Whites Wines

US Summer Whites Reviews

Le Vigne 2016 Il Fiore Viognier
94 points
$23
Bright pale golden yellow color. Fresh, floral, fruity aromas of ripe peaches, wildflowers, tropical fruit tart, and meyer lemon with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long ripe pineapple and fresh pear, crystalized flowers, vanilla creme Anglaise, and apricot jam on crumpet finish with fine, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A yummy, super-fruity Viognier to share with friends.
Awards: 2017 Best Viognier
2Hawk 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$18
Best Buy
Light golden straw color. Inviting, elegant aromas and flavors of water lilly, pistachio, fresh basil, and banana yogurt with a supple, tangy, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, involved, medium-long pecan sandies and banana, grapefruit jellies, overripe pineapple and mint, and graphite finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. An enchanting sauvignon blanc with beautifully integrated flavors; one to write home about.
93 points $18 Best Buy
Cedar Mountain 2016 Del Arroyo Vineyard Pinot Grigio
93 points
$18
Best Buy
Light pale khaki orange color. Elegant, citrusy, minerally aromas and flavors of orange blossom, soft peaches with roasted pistachio, himalayan salt, and dried spiced lemon with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and a tingling, subtle, medium-long dried apricot, pink peppercorn, and lilly blossom water finish with well-integrated, fine, fruit tannins. An elegant, soft spoken citrusy wine with memorable finish.
Awards: 2017 Top 3 Best Pinot Grigio
93 points $18 Best Buy
Sutter Home NV  Gewurztraminer
92 points
Best Buy
Bright straw green color. Aromas and flavors of lychee and exotic blossoms with a supple, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an appealing, medium-length lime oil, roasted cashew butter, crystalized flowers, and fresh nectarine finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A wonderful Gewurztraminer with excellent balance and intense aromas.
Awards: 2017 Best Gewurztraminer
92 points Best Buy
SeaGlass 2016  Pinot Grigio
92 points
$12
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe peach, nut brittle, and delicate spiced melon with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, long yellow apples and kiwis and lemon gelato finish with soft, chewy, fine tannins and a suggestion of oak. A delicious, refreshing Pinot Grigio with with great fruit and varietal character.
92 points $12 Best Buy
Slow Press 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
91 points
Yellow color. Aromas of water lilly, dried grapefruit, and buttered lemon loaf with a round, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-long grapefruit jellies, green apple, and fresh mint finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A big California Sauvignon Blanc packed with flavor.
Atwater 2015  Pinot Gris
91 points
$18
Best Buy
Pale white gold color. Earthy, citrusy, floral aromas and flavors of flower patch earth, dried lemon and peach, brazil nuts, and caramel rice cake with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long clementine, honeyed green apple and pear, and chalk and minerals finish with well-integrated, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A very crisp, mouthwatering Pinot Gris with a nice sense of place; try as an aperitif.
Awards: 2017 Best Pinot Gris
91 points $18 Best Buy
San Simeon 2016 Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
91 points
$19
Pale emerald straw color. Citrusy, exotic aromas of grapefruit zest, almond paste, sticky rice with bananas and mango, and saffron galangal with a supple, racy, dryish light-to-medium body and a complex, long lime leaf, pickled lemongrass, coconut water, and pear tart finish with fruit, fine tannins and no oak. An intriguing and distinctive Sauvignon Blanc.
Montevina 2015 Glass Falls Pinot Grigio
90 points
$10
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Fruity, floral aromas of ripe white peach, honeysuckle blossom, and slate with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity thin body and a breezy peach cobbler, apple skin, and almond meal finish with soft, fruit tannins. A clean and fresh Pinot Grigio that will be a crowd-pleaser.
90 points $10 Best Buy
Joel Gott 2015  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$12
Best Buy
Pale yellow straw color. Citrusy, fresh aromas of grapefruit zest, mango, and celery with a round, vibrant, light-to-medium body and a refreshing, medium-length grapefruit coulis, ground nuts, tropical fruit tart, and orange creamsicle finish with well-integrated, fruit tannins and no oak. A zingy Sauvignon Blanc.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Ménage à Trois 2015  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$12
Best Buy
Pale straw green color. Clean, vegetal aromas and flavors of raw asparagus and romaine lettuce with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a medium-length underripe pear finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. An interesting vegetal Sauvignon Blanc that is crisp and fresh.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Ménage à Trois 2015  Pinot Grigio
90 points
$12
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Fresh, clean aromas and flavors of white peach and pressed flowers with a soft, bright, dry thin body and a medium-length finish with soft, fine, fruit tannins. A delicate yet gulpable Pinot Grigio.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Biltmore Estate 2015  Pinot Grigio
90 points
$13
Pale emerald straw color. Fruity, tropical aromas and flavors of white peach, dried kiwi, and chamomile flowers with a gritty, vibrant, fruity light body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length sliced pineapple, coriander, lemon granita, and apple skin finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. Lush tropical fruits and zippy acidity give this pinot grigio staying power.
Henry Estate 2016  Muller Thurgau
90 points
$15
Best Buy
White gold color. Aromas of toasted marshmallow and pressed flowers with a satiny, crisp, petillant, fruity light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length sweet nuts, banana and mango in yogurt, lemon curd, and toasted coconut finish with soft, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A lovely wine with ample fruit and minerality.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Point of the Bluff Vineyards 2014 Semi Dry Riesling
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Medium straw green color. Citrusy aromas of almond cookies, lime gel, and underripe mango with a round, racy, dry medium body and a medium-long peach tart with lime glaze, sliced kiwi and clementine, and tropical fruit pavlova finish with fine, fruit tannins. A nice Riesling with bursts of acidity and a mouthwatering fruit finish.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Brutocao 2016 Estate Bottled Feliz Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$16
Best Buy
Pale emerald straw color. Aromas of dried grapefruit zest, sweet herbs, and pea shoots with a silky, lively, dryish light body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long honeyed starfruit, herb coated roasted nuts, grapefruit pavlova, and flint finish with well-integrated, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. An unassuming nose leads to a bright and zingy palate that begs for summer dinners.
90 points $16 Best Buy
Napa Cellars 2015  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$18
Best Buy
Pale yellow straw color. Baked, citrusy aromas and flavors of grapefruit zest cookies, marshmallow, and hazelnut with a creamy, racy, dry medium body and a medium-long finish with well-integrated, fine, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A creamy and citrusy Sauvignon Blanc.
90 points $18 Best Buy
Tertulia Cellars 2016 Whistling Hills Estate Vineyard Viognier
90 points
$22
Pale color. Aromas and flavors of peach frosting, key lime pie, vanilla, and jelly bean with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a brisk sea salt, fresh lemon, and ginger root finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A tangy and crisp everyday white.
Sutter Home NV  Pinot Grigio
89 points
Best Buy
Pale yellow straw color. Floral, fruity aromas and flavors of young peach, fishing line, and water lilly with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity thin body and a relaxed finish with soft, fruit tannins. A light and easy drinking Pinot Grigio.
89 points Best Buy
Sutter Home NV  Moscato
89 points
Best Buy
Light yellow straw color. Aromas of apple tart, peony, acacia, and rock candy with a round, lively, sweet medium-to-full body and a medium-length orange blossom honey, wildflower, apple, and passion fruit sorbet finish with fine, fruit tannins. A pleasing everyday desert wine.
89 points Best Buy
90+ Cellars 2015 Lot 64 Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Brilliant straw green color. Aromas and flavors of dried nectarine and blossoms and nutskin with an bright, dryish light-to-medium body and an appealing, medium-length green apple and pear, meyer lemon, pickled melon, and straw finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins. A distinctive, dry Sauvignon Blanc that will be versatile.
89 points $11.99 Best Buy
Biltmore Estate 2015  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$13
Best Buy
Light color. Funky aromas of breakfast cereal, corn meal, distant citrus, and cream of asparagus with a creamy, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a snappy apples in yogurt finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. An easy drinking summer wine.
89 points $13 Best Buy
Joel Gott 2015  Pinot Gris
89 points
$16
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Interesting aromas of wool, lime oil, peach skins, and apple nut granola with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and an interesting, medium-length wet stone, flint, and celery finish with silky, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. An elegant Pinot Gris with generous minerality.
89 points $16 Best Buy
Biltmore Estate 2015 Limited Release Chenin Blanc
89 points
$17
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed peach and apple and white blossoms with an bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an engaging, medium-length orange custard and caramelized spiced pears finish with no oak. A delicious, easy drinking Chenin sipper that will be great with spicy foods.
Brassfield Estate 2014 High Serenity Ranch Vineyard Pinot Gris
89 points
$22
Straw green color. Toasty, interesting aromas and flavors of nectarine preserves on toast and spiced caramel apples with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, compelling, medium-long lime spritzed green apple and kiwi, peach skin, vanilla nuts, and pepper finish with fine, dusty, fruit tannins and light oak. A bright, zesty Pinot Gris with a nice toasty note.
Barefoot NV  Pinot Grigio
88 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pale white gold color. Floral, inviting aromas and flavors of peach blossom, green apple candy, asian pear, and gardenia with a soft, shy, dry-yet-fruity thin body and a medium-length kiwi syrup, cucumber, and lemon sorbet finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A clean and soft Pinot Grigio.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
Rascal 2015  Pinot Gris
88 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery straw color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of underripe peach, fresh pears, lemon zest, and marzipan with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a sparse finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. An easy drinking Pinot Gris for light dishes.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Biltmore Estate 2015  Riesling
88 points
$13
Best Buy
Pale straw green color. Citrusy, clean aromas of fresh lemon, nectarine, rice flower cookies, and white iris with a glycerous, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a short-lived lemon and peach frosting, almond cake, and orange blossom water finish with soft, fruit tannins. Enjoy the beautiful bouquet of aromas in this Riesling.
88 points $13 Best Buy
White Pine 2015 Dry Riesling
88 points
$15.99
Pale golden straw color. Exotic, floral aromas and flavors of lychee, lily, mountain stream, and fresh pears with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a delightful, relaxed kiwi finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A nice fruity and floral Riesling for all occasions.
88 points $15.99
Terra d’Oro 2016  Pinot Grigio
88 points
$16
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Fresh, inviting aromas and flavors of grapefruit zest, underripe nectarine, and jasmine with a soft, dry-yet-fruity thin body and a breezy bitter almonds and cake batter finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A silky, effortless Pinot Grigio that is massively crushable.
Biltmore Estate NV Century Sweet White American
88 points
$17
Bright yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of musky ripe peaches, key lime custard, hint of honeysuckle, and gravel and toasted yeast with an lively, medium-full body and an interesting, rapid finish with well-integrated tannins. An easy, fun, fruit driven white with a delicate floral note.
Burning Tree Cellars 2013 The Architect White Blend California
88 points
$28
Golden straw color. Toasty aromas and flavors of pineapple upside down cake, malted vanilla tapioca, and baked kiwi and peaches with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, engaging, medium-length roasted coconut, apples and lemon and praline finish with fine, dusty tannins and a suggestion of oak. A tasty, toasty white blend.
Sutter Home NV  Riesling
87 points
Best Buy
Pale color. Aromas and flavors of ripe apple, pear, vanilla and nougat, and pineapple with a soft, off-dry medium body and an interesting, quick finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A modern domestic Riesling with ripe fruit and crisp acidity; good on its own, better with a meal.
87 points Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pale straw green color. Interesting aromas and flavors of roasted peanuts in caramel and grapefruit gel with a satiny, crisp, dryish thin body and a easy sweet lettuces finish with fruit tannins. An interesting Sauvignon Blanc that is both roasty and fresh.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Trinity Oaks 2015  Pinot Grigio
87 points
$9
Best Buy
Pale straw green color. Fruity aromas and flavors of key lime pie and peach frosting with a lean, soft, fruity watery body and a brisk roasted carrot and underripe white peach puree finish with soft, fruit tannins. An easy drinking Pinot Grigio for the table.
87 points $9 Best Buy
Ménage à Trois 2015 White Blend California
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Straw green color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of spiced apples and oranges and lilacs and peony with a supple, crisp, fruity light body and an even, brisk lemon sorbet and nectarine and green apple finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins. A nice light, floral, fruity sipper.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Brassfield Estate 2015 High Serenity Ranch Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$17
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of grilled lemons and green apples and doused match with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a swift tart peach skin, gooseberry, and grass finish with fine, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak. A nice dry, tart Sauvignon Blanc for seafood.
Andis Wines 2016 Cuvee Blanc Amador County
87 points
$19.99
Pale straw green color. Tropical aromas and flavors of caramelized tropical fruits, banana, and minted melon with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, snappy roasted grapefruit, vanilla yogurt nuts, kiwi and starfruit, and grass finish with fine, dusty tannins and a suggestion of oak. A pleasing, lightly tropical and savory white blend.
87 points $19.99
Narmada Winery 2015 MOM White Blend Virginia
87 points
$20
Bright yellow straw color. Aromas of peach nectar, lemon cream, pressed linen, and crushed gravel with an lively, dryish full body and a nuanced, crisp finish with earthy, cottony tannins and no oak. A domestic white with delicate scents and a silky mouthfeel.
Tertulia Cellars 2016 Elevation Estate Vineyard Marsanne
87 points
$20
Pale yellow straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of whole ripe banana and peach-coconut granola with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, carefree spiced peach, apple, and nuts finish with fine, chewy, soft tannins and no oak. A nice dry Marsanne with appetizing acidity and subtle fruit.
One Woman 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$28
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Clean, grassy aromas and flavors of grapefruit zest, green grasses, cat box, and marshmallow fluff with a satiny, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a captivating, medium-length sliced almonds finish with well-integrated, fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A crisp and citrusy everyday Sauvignon Blanc.
One Woman 2015 Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$32
Pale straw green color. Grassy, citrusy aromas and flavors of fresh long grass, white flowers, lemon balm, and fresh squeezed grapefruit juice with a silky, racy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an engaging, medium-length finish with well-integrated, fine, fruit tannins. An easy to drink juicy white.
Reynolds Family Winery 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$33
Pale straw green color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of green almond, cat box, dried herbs, and dried citrus peels with an tangy, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a delightful, medium-length finish with fine, fruit, coating tannins. A refreshingly zesty Sauvignon Blanc with great nutty character.
Trinchero 2016 Marys Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$35
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon curd, crumpets, white flowers, and distant grapefruit zest with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a refreshing, medium-length finish with fine, fruit, coating tannins and no oak. A rich and complex Sauvignon Blanc for thoughtful dinner pairings.
Sutter Home NV  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of dried citrus and wet grassy earth with an crisp, light-to-medium body and a stimulating, snappy yellow apple and meyer lemon juice finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A crisp refreshing Sauvignon Blanc for everyday pleasure.
86 points Best Buy
Sutter Home NV  Chenin Blanc
86 points
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of grilled lemons and nectarines and rice cake with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a buoyant pear sauce, honeyed golden raisin and fig, and nutskin finish with fine, chewy, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A nice, fruity Chenin with a touch of smokiness.
86 points Best Buy
White Pine NV White Expression Medium Sweet White Blend Michigan
86 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of spiced lemons, yellow apple skins, green grapes, and honeysuckle and crushed gravel with a lively, dry full body and a captivating, brisk finish with earthy tannins and no oak. A complex wine with subtle integration of spice, fruit and floral notes.
86 points $10.99 Best Buy
Ménage à Trois 2015  Moscato
86 points
$12
Best Buy
Gold color. Green aromas and flavors of lemongrass, ginger, lime oil, and jasmine with a medium body and a medium ground ginger finish. A floral and citrusy wine with intense exotic flavors.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Black Willow Winery 2015 Classic Diamond White Dessert Wine New York State
86 points
$12.95
Best Buy
Light emerald straw color. Aromas of elderflower, solvent, and cherry pits with a round, crisp, sweet medium body and a medium-length globe grapes and fresh fennel finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. An interesting dessert wine with with a powerful nose.
86 points $12.95 Best Buy
Bliss Family Vineyards 2016 Estate Bottled Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$14
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of banana and rice cake, lemon sauce, and parsley with a round, racy, dryish medium body and an interesting, medium-long lemon zest, Italian sweet herbs, brine, and dill finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A Sauvignon Blanc with outstanding salinity for easy pairings.
86 points $14 Best Buy
Atwater 2014 Medium-Sweet Riesling
86 points
$16
Bright straw green color. Aromas of melon rind and grapefruit, dough, quartz, and apple skins with a bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a graceful, medium-length ripe melon, kiwi tart, and sweet dill pickle finish with fine, fruit tannins. A fruity quaffer with an interesting relish-like presence.
Yorkville Cellars 2015 Randle Hill Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$19
Yellow color. Yeasty aromas of bread, aquarium, and elderflower with a supple, off-dry light body and a delightful, medium-length grapefruit upside down cake, wet stone, and sweet parsley finish with fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A Sauvignon Blanc with maritime character.
Brassfield Estate 2015 Serenity Reserve White Blend High Valley
86 points
$22
Light color. Aromas and flavors of apple, pear, and nougat with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, quick finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A very nice crisp white with a rich mouthfeel and good complexity; rich enough to stand up to a variety of dishes.
Michael Gill Cellars 2016 Estate Bottled Black Tie Viognier
86 points
$38
Pale golden yellow color. Clean, fruity aromas of white peach, banana yogurt, geranium, and clove tea with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an elegant, long salted Marcona almond, preserved peach, lilac, and fruit glaze finish with dusty, fruit tannins. A fruity Viognier with a long and persistent finish.
Three Thieves 2015  Pinot Grigio
85 points
$8
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of whole lemon and peach fuzz with a soft, dryish thin body and a quick finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A neutral wine that will serve a crowd well.
Atwater 2012  Gewurztraminer
85 points
$15
Straw color. Interesting aromas and flavors of thyme crusted cheese and chicken jus with a supple, dry light-to-medium body and a medium-length kiwi, underripe gooseberry, and bitter lemon soda finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A savory Gewurztraminer for the table.
Northleaf Winery NV Town Square Series Chenin Blanc
85 points
$15
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of baked peaches and whole grapes and dark roasted nuts with an soft, fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish with crunchy, dusty, fruit tannins and no oak. A fruity, earthy Chenin that will be interesting to pair with.
The Naked Grape NV  Pinot Grigio
85 points
$19
Pale emerald straw color. Fruity, attractive, floral aromas of fruit cocktail syrup, jasmine, raw almonds, and soursop with a round, bright, fruity light body and a smooth, breezy slate, white grape popsicle, and nutskin finish with no oak. A nutty and tropical Pinot Grigio that is sure to please.
Valley of the Moon 2014  Pinot Blanc
85 points
$19
Straw green color. roasted, pineapple and papaya aromas and flavors of roasted pineapple and papaya, green apple, and spiced nuts with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, delightful, carefree melon rind, golden beets, and edible flowers finish with fine, dusty tannins and a suggestion of oak. An interesting savory white blend sipper.
Narmada Winery 2015 Dream Traminette
85 points
$21
Bright yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of toasted smoked yeast, ruby grapefruit, baked oak, and bitter lemon pith with a lively, dry medium-full body and an interesting, brief finish with papery tannins and no oak. An enticing wine with delicate, natural scents.
Madrone Estate 2015  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$22
Pale yellow straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of buttered biscuit, carnation, overripe pineapples, and clotted cream with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a cheery guava, grapefruit pith, and wheat grass finish with soft, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A bold Sauvignon Blanc with creamy flavors.
Kenefick Ranch 2015 Estate Grown Pickett Road White Calistoga
85 points
$24
Medium color. Aromas and flavors of apple, honey, and sherry with a soft, dry medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A full and complex Rhone-style white.
Pearmund Cellars 2015 Silver Creek Vineyard Viognier
85 points
$25
Medium color. Aromas and flavors of caramel covered green apple, marzipan, fondant, and wisteria with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a swift mulling spices and walnut shell finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A bright and autumnal white with tons of pairing possibilities.
One Woman 2015  Gewurztraminer
85 points
$28
Golden straw color. Peppery aromas of ground ginger, white pepper, and moist almonds with an oily, lively, light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, breezy cream soda, underripe stone fruit, gentian, and grapefruit pith finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A creamy Gewurztraminer for the table.
Yorkville Cellars 2015 Eleanor of Aquitaine Randle Hill Vineyard White Blend Yorkville Highlands
85 points
$30
Light color. Aromas and flavors of underripe apricot, white flowers, sweet pea, and wheat grass with a soft, dryish light body and a quick lemon conserve and pound cake finish with fruit tannins. A clean and easy drinking white; juicy but with a lovely grippy texture.
Barefoot NV Refreshingly Sweet Riesling
84 points
$6.99
Pale golden straw color. Sweet, floral aromas and flavors of turkish delight, chamomile, lilac, and honey with a lightly tannic, soft, petillant, moderately sweet light body and a smooth, carefree white tea, Bartlett pear, and prickly pear finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A straightforward sweet sipper.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot NV Deliciously Sweet Moscato
84 points
$6.99
Pale golden straw color. Perfumed aromas and flavors of orange blossom, japanese rice candy, and apricot flower with a satiny, bright, petillant, moderately sweet light body and a brisk finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. Enjoy a beautiful floral bouquet on this botanic driven sweet sipper.
84 points $6.99
Bandit NV  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$9
Pale golden straw color. Fresh aromas and flavors of peach skin, raw almonds, parsnip, and starched linen with a shy, fruity light body and an intriguing, medium-length slightly underripe nectarine, clementine, sliced almonds, and pear sauce finish with silky, fruit tannins and no oak. A soft and peachy little number for sipping.
Kiara Bella 2016  Moscato
84 points
$12
Bright white gold color. Sweet, floral aromas and flavors of sweet lilac, sugar snap peas, fruit cocktail syrup, and orange blossom honey with a supple, flat, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, terse jicama, rice candy, and yellow apple finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. An easy drinking, soft sipper.
Mill River Winery NV Five OClock White American
84 points
$15.95
Bright golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of green nectarines, bruised green apples, sour lemon and crushed gravel, and baked oak with an crisp, dryish full body and an interesting, brisk finish with earthy, papery tannins and light oak. Crisp refreshing acidity makes this a nice starter wine.
84 points $15.95
Henry Estate 2015  Pinot Gris
84 points
$16
Pale color. Aromas of baby powder, squash, and taleggio with a soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a crisp peach icing and cake mix finish with earthy tannins and no oak. A funky Pinot Gris that will appeal to off-dry wine lovers.
Mill River Winery NV  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$16.95
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of peanut, wheat biscuit, meyer lemon, and baked peaches with a supple, fruity thin body and a brief lemon curd and baked peaches and oranges finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A savory and funky Pinot Grigio.
84 points $16.95
Calamity Sue 2015  Riesling
84 points
$16.99
Light color. Aromas and flavors of apple, nougat, and candy with a soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a brisk finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A nice easy to drink Riesling with fresh flavors.
84 points $16.99
Le Vigne 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$18
Light emerald straw color. Rustic aromas of stable, dried starfruit, pepper jelly, and smoked paprika with an oily, tart, dry light body and an appealing, medium-length pistachio confection, gooseberry, lime custard, and green tea finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A dry and earthy quaffer.
Cape May 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$19
Medium emerald straw color. Fruity aromas of apple caramel muffin and circus peanuts with a lean, tangy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a delightful, short baked green apples, cinnamon yogurt, toasted almond, and spiced celery finish with fine, fruit tannins. A refreshing patio pounder.
The Naked Grape NV  Moscato
84 points
$19
Dark bright yellow straw color. Sweet aromas of canned stone fruit, apple blossom, and spiced pears with a syrupy, soft, sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy honey and pear pastry, white grape, and mandarin oranges in syrup finish with fine, fruit tannins. A pleasingly sweet dessert wine with good guzzle-ability.
Yorkville Cellars 2015 Randle Hill Vineyard Semillon
84 points
$22
Pale straw green color. Funky aromas of fishing line, pond stones, beeswax, and wet hay with a lively, dryish light-to-medium body and a medium-length underripe mango, starfruit, and gravel finish. A friendly Semillon with pleasant acidity.
Burning Tree Cellars 2014 The Austringer White Blend Arizona and California
84 points
$24
Yellow straw color. Interesting, toasty aromas and flavors of oiled leather, mesquite, grilled nectarines and apples, and cedar pencil shavings with a supple, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, brisk smoked nuts and creme brulee crust finish with fine, chewy, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. An intriguing, lightly smoky and woodsy white blend for the table.
Midsummer Cellars 2015  Pinot Blanc
84 points
$24
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach scone, cashew butter, asian pear, and dried citrus with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy lemon-spritzed melon rind, baked apple, and almond skin finish with fine, dusty, fruit tannins and no oak. A nice dry Pinot Blanc.
Grgich Hills 2014 Fume Blanc Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$31
Light yellow straw color. Baked aromas and flavors of breakfast cereal, toasted lemon poppyseed muffin, and coconut frosting with a lively, dryish light-to-medium body and a short-to-medium salt finish. A rich Sauvignon Blanc with a hint of salinity.
Michael Gill Cellars 2016 Oso Blanco White Vermentino
84 points
$40
Pale color. Aromas and flavors of cotton candy, nougat, and vanilla with an shy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, brisk finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A very juicy white with a sweet nose.
Penman Springs 2014 Dry Humour White Paso Robles
83 points
$15
Light color. Aromas and flavors of honey, nougat, and pear with an flat, dryish light-to-medium body and an appealing, swift finish with fruit tannins and no oak. Plenty of ripe juicy fruits are complemented by a clean finish in this easy-going wine.
Cedar Mountain 2016 Ghielmetti Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
83 points
$18
Pale white gold color. Aromas and flavors of ripe banana custard and fruit salad with a soft, dryish light body and a swift yellow grapefruit and hint of wheat grass and straw finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A Sauvignon Blanc quaffer.
Point of the Bluff Vineyards 2014 Dry Riesling
83 points
$19
Bright straw green color. Cheesy aromas of parmesan, lemon spritz, parsley, and lychee with a lean, puckering, dry light body and a medium-length lemon segment and underripe melon finish with no oak. A tart and citrus-forward Riesling.
Andis Wines 2016  Sauvignon Blanc
83 points
$19.99
Yellow color. Aromas and flavors of standing water, pressed flowers, and lemon juice concentrate with a gritty, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, medium-length crushed gravel, honeycomb, lime, and underripe pear finish with fine, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A mild Sauvignon Blanc.
83 points $19.99
SeaGlass 2015  Sauvignon Blanc
82 points
$12
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of sour cream and gherkins, dried peaches and lemons, and cedar saw dust with an vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a peculiar, easy pickled melon, grass, and balsa finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. An unusually funky and savory Sauvignon Blanc for the table.
SeaGlass 2015  Riesling
82 points
$12
Light color. Aromas and flavors of apple, pear, and citrus with a soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a compelling, brisk finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A juicy white with a mixture of fruits; perfect for poultry and pork dishes.
Elk Run 2015  Riesling
82 points
$16.50
Bright straw color. Aromas of baked olives, anchovies, dried pineapple, and toasted yeast with a round, bright, dryish light body and a hot, brisk spiced apple core, raisin bread, limestone, and oyster shell finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A lean wine for the table.
82 points $16.50
Northleaf Winery NV Girls are Meaner Gewurztraminer
81 points
$15
Clear golden amber color. Musty aromas of petrol, spiced orange tea, sunchoke, and roasted nuts with a velvety, bright, fruity medium body and a compelling, medium-length dried stone fruit, apricot tart, olive, and pressed flowers finish with fine, fruit tannins. A fascinating wine with oxidative qualities.
White Pine 2013 Semi-Dry Reserve Riesling
81 points
$15.99
Light color. Funky aromas of beeswax, gum wrapper, marzipan, and petrol with a soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length gooseberry and celery finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A funky Riesling.
81 points $15.99
White Pine NV  Pinot Grigio
81 points
$15.99
Pale straw color. Unusual aromas of hard boiled eggs, white vinegar, and dried citrus edamame with a soft, shy, dryish light body and a brisk underripe peach, banana puree, mayonnaise, and parchment finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. An interesting and earthy Pinot Grigio.
81 points $15.99
Lake Sonoma 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
81 points
$23
Pale straw color. Pungent aromas of egg yolks, buckwheat honey, sandalwood, and goat gouda with a chunky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length underripe pear, root vegetables, and soursop finish with clunky, fruit tannins. A distinctively savory and appetizing Sauvignon Blanc for adventurous imbibers.
One Woman 2015 Tribute White  Blend North Fork of Long Island
81 points
$25
Bright golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of baked oak, crushed gravel, apricot pits, and lemon pith with a crisp, dry medium-full body and a short finish with papery, dusty tannins and a suggestion of oak. A simple and breezy white, serve with a good chill.
Elk Run 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
80 points
$16.50
Pale straw color. Funky aromas of shrimp and taffy with a lean, shrill, dry light body and a brisk finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A wine for cheese.
80 points $16.50
Elk Run 2015 Cold Friday Vineyard Pinot Gris
80 points
$17.45
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Unusual aromas and flavors of wintergreen, feijoa, moth balls, and herbal honeycomb with a soft, shy, dryish light body and a polished, odd, swift tree sap, pear core, and dusty minerals finish with fine, dusty tannins. A dry, very herbaceous Pinot Gris for the table.
80 points $17.45
Andis Wines 2015 Bill Dillian Vineyard Semillon
80 points
$19.99
Pale silvery straw color. Sulfurous aromas of eggs and frozen guava with a lean, shy, dryish medium body and a smooth, easy dried lemon and homeopathic medicine finish with fruit tannins. A very light and mild wine.
80 points $19.99
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