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August 2020 - US Aromatic Whites

August 2020 - US Aromatic Whites
This month's Wine feature is US Aromatic Whites Wines

US Aromatic Whites Reviews

Reynolds Family Winery 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$33
Yellow straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of ripe pineapple, tamarind, guava pastry, and vanilla-coconut cream with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, distinctive, long finish with accents of island spices and golden kiwi with a suggestion of oak flavor. A bold and tropical New World Sauvignon Blanc that displays excellent length and concentration.
Mount Pleasant Estates 2019  Vignoles
92 points
$35
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of sunflower, olive oil, ripe pears, and melon with a round, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with touches of buttered pineapple cake, roasted cashew, and mandarin with coating tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. Soft fruits and summery style make this an excellent Vignoles that will be well-received by Chardonnay drinkers; full of rich flavor and very cleanly made.
Lulo 2019  Gruner Veltliner
91 points
$19.99
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of green papaya, underripe mango, butter-poached apples, toasty pie crusts, and pecan praline with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of wet slate and wild citrus with light oak flavor. A highly appealing Gruner Veltliner with the silkiest texture; memorable balance delights with notes of tropical fruit dancing with refreshing minerality.
91 points $19.99
Alexandria Nicole 2019 Affinity Albarino
91 points
$25
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of dried lime, pear, wool, and honey with a round, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with nuances of wet stone, peach and starfruit with no oak flavor. A round and stony New World Albarino that will be a dreamy pairing for oysters.
Alexandria Nicole 2019 Crawford Viognier
90 points
$24
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach, honeysuckle, lemon cordial, and coconut flakes with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with accents of sweet pear and magnolia with no oak flavor. A round and pillowy Viognier with a great sense of purity.
Alexandria Nicole 2019 Shepherds Mark White Blend Horse Heaven Hills
90 points
$28
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of peaches, honey, white lilac, and wild lemon with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, charming, medium-length finish manifesting shades of mango, sweet apples and pears and clove flecked shortbread with a suggestion of oak flavor. A buoyant, playful White Rhone Varietal blend with juicy flavors and a highly appealing style.
Calamity Sue 2018  Riesling
89 points
$17.99
Golden straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe melon, banana, ripe pineapple, saffron, and spring blossoms with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, refreshing, medium-length finish revealing nuances of ripe apples and lanolin with no oak flavor. A creamy, plush Riesling packed with soft fruits and gentle acidity.
89 points $17.99
Yorkville Cellars 2019 Randle Hill Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$20
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized pear, honey, fresh linen, grass, and chalk with a round, crisp, dry light body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-long finish that shows accents of pineapple and minerals with no oak flavor. A concentrated and restrained Sauvignon Blanc with elegant aromas and flavors; perfect for shellfish.
Yorkville Cellars 2019 Randle Hill Estate Vineyard Semillon
89 points
$28
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of lime curd, bee pollen, hints of pineapple, and white flowers with a round, vibrant, medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of thyme and vanilla with no oak flavor. Great texture and an understated style set this wine up for the long haul; drink now as an aperitif or cellar.
St. Clair Winery 2018 Bellissimo Sparkling Sweet Wine New Mexico
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Straw green color. Sweet aromas and flavors of honeycomb, orange blossom, peach slushie, and lilac with a satiny, vibrant, fizzy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, breezy finish with accents of ginger ale and lemon cordial with no oak flavor. A tasty, bubbly quaffer with sweet fruit and floral aromas; a solid choice for Moscato drinkers.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Fox Hollow Vineyards 2018 Belle Fleur New Jersey
87 points
Yellow straw color. Aromas of fallen melon, bee pollen, baked peach, pickled ginger and apples, and dried flowers with a satiny, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a seamless, stimulating, medium-length pickled white strawberry, rhubarb, and pineapple-tamarind chutney finish with no oak flavor. A funky, fruity New Jersey white with pickley acidity that grows on you; try with southeast Asian cuisines.
Fox Hollow Vineyards 2019 Derby White New Jersey
87 points
$28
Golden yellow color. Floral aromas of orange blossom, honeysuckle, beeswax, caraway, and tangerine peel with a satiny, bright, fruity light body and a sleek, snappy honey on white toast finish with no oak flavor. An intensely aromatic white with notes of orange blossom and honey that burst from the glass.
Barefoot NV  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of ruby red grapefruit, spring peas, and dressed green beans with a satiny, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, brisk passion fruit and grapefruit pith finish with no oak flavor. A juicy Sauvignon Blanc pleaser with lots of herbaceous charm.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Fetzer 2019  Pinot Grigio
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ripe apple and pear tart with graham cracker crust with a supple, bright, fruity light body and a polished, brisk finish with notes of pineapple nectar with no oak flavor. An easy drinking crowdpleaser.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Bonterra NV  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$23
Straw green color. Aromas of pineapple, mango, peach, diced green pepper, and lanolin with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, brisk kiwi and lime finish with no oak flavor. A crisp Sauvignon Blanc with refreshing notes of citrus.
CK Mondavi NV  White Moscato
85 points
$7
Pale emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe peach, lime blossom, candied pineapple, and honey with an soft, petillant, moderately sweet light body and a tingling, refreshing, breezy finish displaying touches of orange peel and mango with no oak flavor. A simple sweet quaffer with a bouquet of ripe peaches and honey.
Salt of the Earth 2019 Flore de Moscato White Moscato
85 points
$11
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe pear, honey, green papaya, and green melons with a satiny, crisp, moderately sweet light body and a silky, breezy finish that exhibits nuances of lemon-lime soda and peach candy with no oak flavor. A candied moscato quaffer for your sweet tooth.
Fox Hollow Vineyards 2018 Mariposa New Jersey
85 points
$22
Yellow straw color. Aromas of golden apple, mead, petrol, and banana with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and a graceful, brisk pear, pineapple, jicama, and stone finish with no oak flavor. A dry, extroverted white with an Iberian peninsula vibe.
Bordeleau NV Estate Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$15
Emerald straw color. Aromas of ripe peach and thompson seedless with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, breezy golden flowers finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A bold and summery white to serve ice cold al fresco.
Quady 2019 Electra Muscat
84 points
$15
Golden straw color. Aromas of scented candle, pineapple smoothie, and sweet apple with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, terse peach gummies finish with no oak flavor. A fruity-sweet quaffer to serve with a good chill.
Frey NV Organic Agriculturist Blanc California
83 points
$12.50
Yellow straw color. Aromas of buttered croissant, lemon zest, spiced apple chutney, and beeswax with a supple, vibrant, light body and a tingling, breezy underripe pear, bitter roots, and oak extract finish with coarse tannins and heavy oak flavor. An oaky white to serve ice cold.
83 points $12.50
Frey NV Organic White California
81 points
$9
Golden straw color. Creamy aromas and flavors of caramel yogurt with sultanas and pineapple fruit leather with a supple, soft, petillant, dryish light body and a smooth, swift finish that presents notes of vanilla milkshake and golden apple with no oak flavor. A creamy, caramelly quaffer.
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