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89 • Dr. Zenzen 2008 Elite, Riesling, Rheinhessen $13.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of peach yogurt and waxy lemon have a hint of rubber band. Sharply crisp with a tart dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a mossy wet limestone and honeycomb accented finish. A very adult dry riesling with a lot of earthy character. Pair with grilled fish. (tasted on Sep-27-2010)
89 • Nobilo 2009 Regional Collection, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $14. Best Buy.
Pale straw color. Ripe guava, mango, and sliced and marinated pepper aromas with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a zest lemon curd and passionfruit finish. Very appetizing. (tasted on Sep-20-2010)
88 • Ozzie Ba Ru 2004 Chardonnay, Hunter Valley $17.95. Certified Organic
Bright deep yellow color. Aromas of grilled apple, lemon-peach tart and roasted nuts have a whiff of rubber. Round and soft with a dry-yet-fruity medium body. Gentle peach and apple sauce, grassy earth, and tangy lemon notes on the spicy toasty oak finish. A nice mature oak aged chardonnay. (tasted on Sep-09-2010)
88 • Philipps-Eckstein 2008 Graacher Himmelreich, Riesling Hochgewächs, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer $9.99. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes
Lemon yogurt and roasted almond nougat aromas with a crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a racy, mouthwatering green apple and baked kiwi finish. A refreshing off dry sipper. (tasted on Sep-27-2010)
88 • Nobilo 2008 Regional Collection, Pinot Grigio, East Coast $14. Best Buy.
Pale straw color. Star fruit, minty herb, and nougat aromas with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy lemon lime finish. Refreshing. (tasted on Sep-20-2010)
88 • Monkey Bay 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $11. Best Buy.
Bright grapefruit and marinated green pepper aromas with a crisp, round, dry-yet-fruity medium body and enveloping, mouthwatering grassy and mineral accented finish. (tasted on Sep-20-2010)
87 • Cupcake 2009 Riesling, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer $13.99. Best Buy.
Aromas lemon curd, peaches, and coconut cream with a silky fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a relaxed peach and orange marmalade finish. A nice steady sipper. (tasted on Sep-27-2010)
87 • Blüfeld 2009 Riesling, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer $10.99. Best Buy.
Very pale silvery straw color. Bright aromas and flavors of lemon, nectarine, and earth with a very crisp and fruity medium body and a zippy, tart green apple finish. A very nice off-dry sipper or pair with spicy Mexican food. (tasted on Sep-27-2010)
86 • Alice White 2009 Chardonnay, South-Eastern Australia $8. Best Buy.
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of suntan oil, petroleum jelly, and green apple butter. Round and supple with a fruity-yet-dry medium body. Nice arced finish with zesty lemon and peach pie notes. Charming. (tasted on Sep-09-2010)
86 • La Forge Estate 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Vin de Pays d'Oc $12.99. Best Buy.
Delicate aromas of apple custard, pear, green pea, and hay. Soft with a dryish light-to-medium body. Citrus, melon rind, apple skin, and grassy earth accents sprinkle the relaxed finish. A charming table wine. (tasted on Aug-26-2010)
86 • E-Z (EASY) NV Riesling-Rivaner, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer $5.99. Best Buy.
Pale silvery straw color. Nectarine marmalade, cantaloupe sorbet, and banana meringue aromas with a round, zesty fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tart green apple and lime peel finish. A great choice for grilled fish or crab. (tasted on Sep-27-2010)
86 • Paolo e Noemia d'Amico 2009 Seiano Bianco, Lazio IGT $10.99. Best Buy.
Bright yellow green color. Aromas of pineapple cake and honeyed bananas. Round and silky with a dryish medium body. Note of apple custard, citrus, and nectarine round out the grassy finish nicely. (tasted on Sep-02-2010)
86 • Releaf 2009 Chenin Blanc, Western Cape $8.99. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes
Pale golden yellow color. Intriguing aromas of waxy green apple, kiwi, pink pepper, and strawberry yogurt with a soft dryish light-to-medium body and a tart rhubarb, lemon and slate finish. A nice sipper. (tasted on Sep-20-2010)
85 • Domaine Lugel 2009 Blanc, Vin de Pays d'Oc $10.99.
Floral peach, banana and tropical fruit custard tart aromas. Soft and silky with a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body. Tart citrus and grassy earth notes ring nicely of the crisp, food friendly finish. (tasted on Aug-26-2010)
85 • St. Anneliese 2008 Liebfraumilch, Rheinpfalz $4.49. Best Buy.
Honeyed peach and apple and lemon cake aromas with a soft, silky light-to-medium body and crunchy green and red apple and lightly smoky mossy stone finish. A relaxed, easy going sipper. (tasted on Sep-27-2010)
84 • Lost Vineyards NV Chardonnay, Argentina $4.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden color. Perfumed peach, pineapple, and nougat aromas. round and soft with a fruity-yet-dry medium body. Tangy apple skin and lemon zest notes lift the fruit nicely on the finish. (tasted on Sep-13-2010)
84 • Espiritu de Argentina 2009 Torrontés, Mendoza $9.
Pale golden color. Aromas of crushed lavender, lychee and peach sauce. Very soft with a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body. Tart lemon and lime zest notes on the zippy finish. (tasted on Sep-13-2010)
84 • Alice White 2009 "Lexia", South-Eastern Australia $8.
Pale straw color. Floral peach, orange and herbal talc aromas. Soft with a fruity sweet light-to-medium body. A touch of lychee, apple skin and earth on the breezy finish. A nice carefree off-dry quaffer. (tasted on Sep-09-2010)
84 • La Forge Estate 2009 Chardonnay, Vin de Pays d'Oc $12.99.
Aromas of grilled apple, lemon and pineapple-banana cake. Soft and buoyant with a tangy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body. Finishes with lemony acidity, a touch of grass, and peppery spice. A nice sipper with good balance of character and restraint. (tasted on Aug-26-2010)
84 • Pinot Evil NV Pinot Grigio, Hungary $21.99/3L Cask.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Silvery beige color. Aromas of cream nougat and lemon chiffon with a soft dryish light-to-medium body and a lightly crisp melon rind, yellow apple, and earth finish. Clean and easy. (tasted on Sep-27-2010)