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93 • Yellow Hawk 2007 Muscat Canelli, Columbia Valley $12.
Pale straw yellow color. Honey, dried apricot and delicate potpourri aromas follow through boldly to a fruity-yet-dry medium body with a creamy texture and a long, elegantly balanced finish. Amazing fruity flavor in a dry food friendly style. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
92 • Hubertushof 2006 Trittenheimer Altärchen, Riesling Spätlese, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer $19.
Golden straw color. Waxy apple, pistachio oil, and delicate sandalwood aromas. A vibrant entry leads to a tangy, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body with notes of rubber and honeyed peaches. Finishes with a crisp, lingering fade. Delicious and balanced; serve with honey baked ham. (tasted on Sep-15-2008)
92 • Glenora 2007 Riesling, Finger Lakes $17.99.
Silvery pale golden color. Aromas of apple, lipstick and white melon. A soft entry leads to a fruity-yet-dry light body with tangy peach skin and honeyed apple skin flavors and a tart, tangy, mineral accented fade. A superb off-dry table with to serve with fish and shellfish. (tasted on Sep-26-2008)
92 • Helfrich 2007 Gewürtraminer, Alsace $12.99.
Pale straw emerald color. Sweet honeyed apricot and lilac aromas follow through on a soft round entry to a fruity light-to-medium body with a good depth and excellent balance. Finishes with a tangy tangerine and peach fade. A delicious food friend offering to pair with spicy Thai food. (tasted on Sep-16-2008)
91 • Kotare 2006 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $13.99.
Straw color. Fresh sliced green pepper, tomato leaf, lime, and tarragon aromas are vibrant and attractive and follow through on round, smooth entry to a tangy, fruity medium body with white peach and melon notes. Finishes with a long, juicy, citrusy, mouthwatering fade. Delicious. (tasted on Sep-08-2008)
91 • Rosenthal-The Malibu Estate 2007 "Surfrider", Chardonnay, Edna Valley $20.
Rich gold color. Rich elegant buttery nougat and lemon meringue aromas follow through on a lush entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with honey and nectarine notes and lingering fruity finish. An excellent sipper or pair with Alaskan king crab. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
91 • Cedar Creek NV Pinot Grigio, American $10.
Pale golden color with a salmon copper tint. Delicate aromas of melon, nectarine, and spicy apple sauce follow through on a lively entry to a fruity light-to-medium body with excellent depth and a crisp citrus and fruit tannin fade. A great aperitif. (tasted on Oct-02-2008)
91 • Wollersheim NV White Riesling, American $9.
Pale silvery straw color. Floral aromas of peach, waxy yellow apple, and honeysuckle follow through on a silky entry to a fruity light-to-medium body with sweet dried apricot and clementine accents. Finishes with crisp, tangy fade. A nice sipper or food wine to pair with spicy Chinese food. (tasted on Sep-29-2008)
90 • Tinhorn Creek 2007 Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley$16.50.
Platinum straw color. Peach blossom, honeyed apricot, lychee, and peppered cheese rind aromas follow through on a soft, satiny entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium body with great integration and balance. Finishes with a touch of green apple, wet stones, and delicate spice. A lovely, seamless gewurz that forgoes flash for charm. Will be great with any fish dish. (tasted on Sep-18-2008)
90 • Hagafen 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $18. Kosher
Pale golden color. Delicately spicy lemon and coconut creme pie aromas follow through on a crisp entry to a fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body with vibrantly tart lemon zest, rubber, and honey accents. Finishes with a long refreshing tropical citrus and praline fade. A very nice lightly oak aged fumé style sauvignon blanc. (tasted on Sep-26-2008)
90 • Robert Mondavi 2006 Solaire, Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands $14.99.
Old gold color. Deep aromas of sweet buttercream, praline, and caramel apple aromas follow through on a juicy entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with a dry mineral and toast fade. Very nice! (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
89 • Lynfred NV "Vin De City White", American $10. Organically Grown Grapes
Yellow straw color. Floral, minty, and spicy aromas follow through on a round entry to a lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with a dry elegant fade with a wintermint accent. Very nice. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
89 • Beach Dogs NV Chardonnay, South-Eastern Australia $9.97/1.5L.
Straw green color. Melon, gooseberries, cashew butter, and yellow apple aromas follow through on a round entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with hints of pineapple and lychee nut. Finishes with a tangy, orange and lemon curd fade. Pleasant. (tasted on Sep-08-2008)
88 • Don Ernesto 2006 "Collage" White Table Wine, North Coast $15. Kosher
Pale golden color. Buttercream and tropical fruit aromas follow through on an oily entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with a lush buttery fade. A nice sipper. (tasted on Aug-15-2008)
88 • Roxyann 2007 Pinot Gris, Rogue Valley$16.50.
Silvery straw color. Waxy green apple, melon, and peach yogurt aromas follow through on a soft, silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with tangy fruitiness and a crisp fruit tannin and bubblegum spice fade. (tasted on Sep-03-2008)
88 • Lockwood 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey $9.99.
Silvery straw color. Pleasant aromas of grapefruit sorbet, green apple, and white nuts follow through on a crisp entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with nice tangy fruit and a refreshing citrus and fruit tannin fade. A very nice, lightly styled sauvignon blanc for sipping or mussels. (tasted on Oct-01-2008)
88 • Woodbridge 2007 Chardonnay, California $7.99.
Pale golden silver color. Mild lychee nut, rubber, honeycomb, and yellow apple aromas. A soft, silky entry leads to a dryish light-to-medium body with soft notes of coconut cream, nectarine, and spice. Finishes with a tart, lightly pithy fade. A gentle, carefree sipper. (tasted on Sep-03-2008)
88 • Wollersheim 2007 Prairie Fumé, Seyval Blanc, American $8.
Pale silvery straw color. Ashy morbier cheese and Asian pear aromas follow through on a soft, silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with green apple skin and petrolly mineral notes. Finishes with a crisp, lightly pithy fade. A crisp sipper vague reminiscent of gruner veltliner; pair with mussels. (tasted on Oct-07-2008)
88 • Martha Clara Vineyard 2007 Gewürztraminer, North Fork of Long Island $15.99.
Pale golden silver color. Dense aromas of fresh tropical fruit cocktail follow through on a soft, breezy entry to a fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body with nice accents of spicy apple sauce and honeyed nuts. Finishes with a soft, refreshingly fruity fade. A nice off-dry gewurz. (tasted on Sep-23-2008)
88 • Cupcake 2007 Chardonnay, Central Coast $9.99.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Bright golden yellow color. Apple custard tart, dried pear, and delicate spice aromas follow through on a soft, crisp entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with tangy baked lime and onion skin accents. Finishes with refreshing, mouthwatering fade. A nice aperitif, or serve with grilled shrimp. (tasted on Oct-08-2008)