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April 2020 - US Summer Whites

April 2020 - US Summer Whites
This month's Wine feature is US Summer Whites Wines

US Summer Whites Reviews

Portlandia 2019  Pinot Gris
91 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of dried pear, honey comb, hints of tea, and honey butter with a supple, soft, dryish light body and a graceful, breezy finish that presents shades of nectarine, clementine, and honeydew melon. A crisp and ethereal Pinot Gris that will shine with food.
91 points $16.99 Best Buy
Milbrandt Vineyards 2019  Pinot Grigio
89 points
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of finger lime, hints of caramel, white flowers, and banana soufflé with honey with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a silky, captivating, medium-length finish revealing overtones of white peach and tangerine with no oak flavor. A serious Pinot Grigio that’s pleasingly fruity with a bright, persistent finish.
St. Clair Winery 2018  Malvasia Bianca
89 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw green color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of white flowers, acacia honey comb, ripe peach, and tangerine marmalade with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of golden raisins in honey with no oak flavor. A fruity-sweet Malvasia that will appeal to Muscat fans.
89 points $14 Best Buy
Benziger 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of lemon meringue pie, kiwi preserves, meyer lemon, and onion marmalade on toast with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, medium-length finish that shows notes of golden delicious apple and white grapefruit with no oak flavor. A crisp and citrusy Sauvignon Blanc that will hit the spot.
89 points $15.99 Best Buy
Eagle Lake 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of lime marmalade, young gooseberry, chalk, tapioca, and yellow pepper with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, captivating, breezy finish with notes of wet stone and pressed flowers with no oak flavor. A delicate New World Sauvignon Blanc that will pair elegantly.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Ryan Patrick 2018 Rock Island Chardonnay
86 points
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of wildflowers, crisp apples, honey, and freshly baked cinnamon roll with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a graceful, delightful, medium-long finish displaying accents of sumac-spiced croutons with well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. An appetizing, fuller-bodied Chardonnay that will be a natural at the table.
AVA Grace 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$9
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of wax candles, hints of papaya, and raspberry leaf with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with accents of peach handpie with no oak flavor. A smooth and supple New World Sauvignon Blanc with pleasant tropical character.
AVA Grace 2018  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$9
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas of hints of dried lemon, pita bread, and ripe melon with a silky, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, swift poached pear and sweet corn finish with no oak flavor. An easy-going white for simple quaffing.
Tribute 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$16
Straw color. Aromas of gooseberry, overripe kiwi, and hints of white grapefruit with a satiny, dryish light body and a silky, relaxed pressed flowers and guava finish with no oak flavor. A crisp white for summer sipping.
Imagery Estate 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$19.99
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of green pears, yellow apple, hints of under-ripe pineapple, and white tea with a lean, shy, dry thin body and an even, short finish that shows notes of chalk with no oak flavor. A simple and quaffable Sauvignon Blanc for easy drinking.
84 points $19.99
Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 The Estates Chardonnay
83 points
Golden straw color. Aromas of pressed apples with peanut butter, buttered almonds, buttercream frosting, and spice cake with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a sleek, refreshing, medium-length agave finish with light oak flavor. A food-friendly Chardonnay that will shine at the table.
St. Clair Winery 2018 Mimbres White New Mexico
82 points
$12
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple muffin and overripe apricot with a satiny, vibrant, sweet light body and a short finish that exhibits notes of apple gelee and pickled lemon skins with no oak flavor. A sweet and easy quaffer to serve ice cold.
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