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87 • Two Rivers 2008 Chardonnay, Mesa County$13.50. Best Buy.
Pale gold color. Toasty coconut, roasted nut and baked apple aromas follow through on a round, soft entry to a dry medium body with a touch of dried pineapple and a crisp, nutty fade. A nicely styled, dry oak driven chardonnay. (tasted on Jan-18-2010)
86 • Grande River Vineyards 2008 Viognier, Grand Valley $16.99.
Pale silver straw color. Lightly smoky baked peach and Meyer lemon aromas follow through on a soft entry to a dryish, slightly flabby light-to-medium body with a touch of honeydew and citrus oil. Finishes with a crisp, slightly peppery fade. Pair with squash risotto. (tasted on Jan-18-2010)
86 • Two Rivers 2008 Riesling, Mesa County $12. Best Buy.
Pale straw color with a silvery cast. Apple, pear, and white nut aromas follow through on a soft, brisk entry to a fruity light body with hint of melon and citrus. Finishes with a crisp, chewy fruit tannin fade. A pleasant off-dry sipper. (tasted on Jan-18-2010)
84 • Grande River Vineyards 2008 Semi-Sweet, Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon, Grand Valley $11.99.
Pale straw silver color. Mild aromas of melon and sweetgrass follow thorugh on a round entry to a fruity light-to-medium body with a nice honeyed quality and a touch of pear cocktail on the breezy finish. A nice carefree sipper. (tasted on Jan-18-2010)
83 • Grande River Vineyards 2008 Meritage White, Grand Valley $14.99.
Pale golden color with a silver cast. Aromas of dried citrus peel, nettles, and marigolds follow through on a dull entry to a dry light body with melon rind and faint lactic notes. Finishes with quick, crisp fruit tannin fade. Reminiscent of a Bordeaux Blanc. (tasted on Jan-18-2010)
82 • Garfield Estates 2007 Fumé Blanc, Grand Valley $13.99. Organically Grown Grapes/Fair Trade Certified/Sustainable Agriculture
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of baked grapefruit, toasted nuts, and sour cream follow through on a soft, oily entry to a dry light body with toasty notes lingering on the melon rind, apple, and white pepper finish. A bit lean and clumsy. (tasted on Jan-18-2010)
81 • Grande River Vineyards 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, Grand Valley $11.99.
Pale golden color. Aroma of barn hay, grilled grapefruit, and gooseberry jam follow through on a very soft entry to a dryish light body with a mineral and pithy fruit tannin finish. Very dry and lean. (tasted on Jan-18-2010)
81 • Garfield Estates 2008 "S2", Grand Valley $11.99. Organically Grown Grapes/Fair Trade Certified/Sustainable Agriculture|Find-a-Wine|
Pale silver color with a faint straw cast. Aromas of wool, grapefruit pith, and pepper skin and follow through on a brisk, watery entry to a dry light body with nutskin and marrow note. Finishes with a tangy baked citrus peel and pepper fade. (tasted on Jan-18-2010)