Best Cellar Selections For White Wine

220624
Taylors
2017 Riesling
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of white blossoms, peach and mango chutney, passionfruit, and apple tart with a vibrant, fruity medium body and a complex, long lemon curd, kiwi in cream, and minerals finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A lush tropical riesling that delights the palate with lip smacking acidity and mouthwatering fruit.
94 points $19 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
221919
Yorkville Cellars
2016 Randle Hill Vineyard Amber Folly Semillon
Bright old gold color. Inviting aromas of wildflower honey, roasted macadamia nuts, tropical fruit cocktail, sumac, dried apricot, manchego, and petrol with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, complex, medium-long dried pineapple, kiwi relish, and egg washed crispbread finish with well-integrated, medium, fruit tannins. A fantastic skin-contacted Semillon that deserves an excellent meal and the best company.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220775
Chateau Haut-Meyreau
2016 Sec Bordeaux Blanc
Light yellow straw color. Citrusy aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry, and lime with a soft, dry light body and a smooth, brisk lemon curd, orange peel, chamomile, and ginger finish with no oak. A wine made to be enjoyed outdoors on a hot summer day!
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
221781
Chateau de Janicon
2015 Graves Blanc
Light gold color. Tropical, elegant aromas of pineapple, honeycomb, dried mixed citrus, apple-chamomile tea, and kiwi with a round, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long oregano, marjoram, pear puree, flint, and caramel finish with coating tannins and a suggestion of oak. An elegant and weighty white Bordeaux with years of greatness ahead.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
221460
The Impressionist
2015 Riesling
Bright emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of kiwi, apple on the tree, and rubber leaf with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long nectarine, lemon, green apple, and minerals finish with no oak. A clean and precise riesling with nice fruit and structure.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219354
Point of the Bluff Vineyards
2014 Semi Dry Riesling
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
221174
Cave de Ribeauvillé
2014 Terroirs Pinot Gris
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of beeswax, pear flesh, anise, and peony with a supple, bright, fruity light body and a smooth, carefree finish with fine, silky tannins and no oak. A poignant pinot gris for any occasion.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220783
Domaine des Millarges
2014 Blanc Chinon
Pale yellow straw color. Funky aromas and flavors of brie cheese, underripe peach, sweet grasses and wool, and struck match with a silky, lively, fruity light body and a silky, delightful, medium-long apricot and candied ginger, apricot pit and underripe pineapple, lemon curd, and sauerkraut and fresh white flowers finish. An ethereal food-wine with shining acidity.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218911
Highway 12
2015 Chardonnay
Bright golden yellow color. Oaky aromas of dried orchard fruit, spice cabinet, brown butter, and semolina with a creamy, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk melted butter, spice cabinet, oak chips, and lemon zest finish with cottony, fruit, fine tannins and heavy oak. A fruity oak bomb for Chardonnay lovers.
87 points $19.50
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
222055
Margins
2016 Wilson Vineyards Block 20 Chenin Blanc
Bright gold color. Aromas of cling peach, green apple in yogurt, acorn squash, furniture polish, and sawdust with a round, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length honeycomb, cantaloupe, and stone pine finish with coating tannins and a suggestion of oak. An intriguing creamy chenin.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab