Best Cellar Selections For White Wine

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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
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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
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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
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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
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Château Martinolles
2015 Blanc Vielles Vignes Limoux
Light golden yellow color. Toasty, nutty aromas and flavors of nut brittle and baked caramel apples with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, sweet cream, kiwi, touch of pepper, and spiced nuts and apples finish with light oak. A robust, well-oaked chardonnay-based French white that will pair nicely with rich poultry and fish dishes.
86 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Point of the Bluff Vineyards
2014 Dry Riesling
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab