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91 • Glenora 2007 Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes $17.99.
Golden straw color with an emerald cast. Crushed apple, peach, and kiwi aromas follow through on soft entry to a dry-yet-fruity light body with great minerality and mouthwatering acidity on the long finish. A textbook example of fine dry Old World style riesling. (tasted on Sep-26-2008)
90 • Dr. Zenzen 2003 Apollo Falter Riesling-Spätlese, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer $19.99.
Bright yellow straw color. Smoky caramelized nuts, rubber tire, and baked apple aromas follow through on a silky entry to a fruity sweet light-to-medium body with sweet nougat and peach sorbet notes. Finishes with a nice, mesh of honeyed stone fruit and smoky minerals. Great mature, smoky-petrol character and a nice choice for spicy shellfish dishes. (tasted on Sep-15-2008)
90 • Kiwi Cuvee 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, Vin de Pays d'Oc $7.99.
Pale silvery straw color. Bright aromas of fresh cut bell pepper, cornichon, gooseberry jam, and Meyer lemon follow through on a round, vibrant entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body excellent depth and cut. Finishes with a lingering spicy marinated pepper and lemongrass fade. Lots of character and table appeal. (tasted on Sep-16-2008)
89 • Pindar 2007 Johannisberg, Riesling, North Fork of Long Island $16.99.
Pale golden straw color. Sweet dried apricot and honeycomb aromas follow through on a lively entry to a fruity light-to-medium body with nice tangy grapefruit accents. Finishes with a long, refreshing fade. An excellent off-dry choice for spicy Asian or Latin dishes. (tasted on Oct-06-2008)
89 • Pindar 2007 "Sunflower" Special Reserve, Chardonnay, North Fork of Long Island $18.99.
Pale yellow straw color. Baked apple, anise gum, and vanilla pudding aromas follow through on a bright entry to a fruity-yet-fry medium body with tangy ripe orange and pineapple accents. Finishes with a refreshing, crisp fruit and praline fade. Nicely styled. (tasted on Sep-03-2008)
89 • Glenora NV "Alpine White", Finger Lakes $9.99.
Pale straw color. Green apple and nectarine aromas follow through on a crisp entry to a tangy light-to-medium body with pure balanced flavors and a refreshing finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
89 • Korus NV Chardonnay, Vin de Pays d'Oc $12.99.
Toasty coconut, flower box, and pineapple cake aromas follow through on a soft, round entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with caramel apple and lemon curd accents. finishes with a tangy, mineral and spice inflected fade. A nice sturdy, classically styled chard for sipping or the table. (tasted on Sep-16-2008)
89 • Barefoot NV Riesling, California $6.99.
Pale golden straw color. Walnut shell, dried peach, rice candy, and spicy orange marmalade aromas. A supple entry leads to a dry-yet-fruity medium body of spiced dried apple, melon sorbet, and tangy citrus flavors. Finishes with touch of nutty taffy and dried flowers. An interesting sipper. (tasted on Sep-29-2008)
88 • Hagafen 2007 Ripken Vineyard, Rousanne, Lodi $18. Kosher
Golden color. Buttery caramel corn and fruit cocktail aromas follow through on a round, supple entry to an oily, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with toasty buttercream, nectarine, and apple pie accents. Finishes with a nice dash of citrus custard and spice. A voluptuous white wine for sipping or with chicken dishes. (tasted on Oct-07-2008)
88 • Hagafen 2007 Devoto Vineyards, White Riesling, Lake County $18. Kosher
Pale golden color. Rubber band, white strawberry, and praline aromas. A brisk, soft entry leads to a tangy light-to-medium body with citrus, nectarine and green apple skin accents. Finishes with a wet slate accented fade. A very nice riesling with great balance or tangy fruit and minerality that will excel at the table. (tasted on Oct-06-2008)
88 • KU DÉ TA 2007 Riesling, Mosel $10.
Pale golden straw color. Peach, brazil nut, rubber and apple sauce aromas follow through on a round, satiny entry to a fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body with vibrant apple skin and citrus zest notes. Finishes with a white peach and textured fruit tannin fade. Nice vibrancy and structure for the table. (tasted on Sep-15-2008)
88 • Maryhill 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley $12.
Straw color. Vibrant grapefruit, gooseberry, and elderflower aromas follow through on a soft entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with great balance and a crisp mineral accented fade. A stimulating aperitif, or serve with oysters. (tasted on Oct-01-2008)
88 • Weingut Janz 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, Rheinhessen $13.
Golden yellow color. Roasted hazelnut and pecan, meringue, and candied grapefruit and lime zest aromas. A soft, supple entry leads to a fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body with apple sauce, pecan tart, and melon sherbet flavors. Finishes with tangy, mineral, apple and nectarine fade. Not much varietal character, but a pleasant sipper nonetheless. A real crowd pleaser. (tasted on Sep-15-2008)
88 • Rodney Strong 2007 Chardonnay, Sonoma County $15.
Yellow gold color. Roasted nuts, rubber, and kiwi aromas follow through on a round entry to a dry medium body with lemon cream and apple accents on the lingering finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
88 • 3 Blind Moose 2007 Riesling, Columbia Valley $9.99.
Pale golden yellow color. Peach custard, orchid, and white toffee aromas follow through on a soft, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with tart citrus peel and chalk accents. Finishes with a tart, drying fruit tannin fade. A nice choice for scallops. (tasted on Oct-06-2008)
88 • Blackstone 2006 Sonoma Reserve, Chardonnay, Sonoma County $16.
Pale golden color. Toasty apple pie and spice aromas follow through on a round entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with nice depth and a persistent oak-kissed finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
88 • Clos du Bois 2006 Chardonnay, North Coast $11.99.
Golden color. Buttercream, peach pie, and apple aromas follow through on a smooth, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with a tangy tropical citrus fade. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
88 • Rotta Winery 2007 Muscat Canelli, Paso Robles $12.
Floral apricot and honey aromas follows through on a soft, graceful entry to a fruity medium body with a tropical fruit salad note and a bright, zesty finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
88 • Wollersheim NV Dry Riesling, American $9.
Pale yellow straw color. Delicate aromas of waxy apple, pistachio nougat, and whipped cream follow through on a soft, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with a hint of lipstick, prairie grass, and clementine. Finishes with a crisp, refreshingly tart citrus, white pepper dust, and green apple souffle-like fade. Very nice. (tasted on Oct-08-2008)
88 • Jessie's Grove 2006 "Jessence Blanc", Lodi $18.99.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Golden straw color. Tropical fruit punch and lemon cream aromas follow through on a supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with a spicy lemon and floral talc finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)