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93 • Jason-Stephens Winery 2009 Estate, Chardonnay, Santa Clara Valley $20. Best Buy.
Rich tropical pineapple, kiwi and lime custard aromas with a lively, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with a long, elegant stylish finish. Very Burgundian with loads of bristling table friendly acidity and lush flavors. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
93 • Glenora 2009 Riesling, Finger Lakes $15.99. Best Buy.
Apple, grapefruit and nectarine aromas with a juicy fruity light-to-medium body and a long tangerine and mineral finish. Fantastic. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
92 • Hagafen 2009 Devoto Vineyards, White Riesling, Lake County $18. Best Buy. Kosher Organically Grown Grapes-Certified Organic
Pale straw color. Grapefruit custard and bell pepper aromas. round, Fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body. Long, pure nectarine and lemon finish. Delicious. (tasted on Oct-15-2010)
91 • Daniel Gehrs 2009 Oak Free, Chardonnay, Central Coast $20.
Lime curd, pineapple custard, and passionfruit aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with a crisp, long finish. Very nice. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
91 • Rodney Strong 2008 Estate, Chalk Hill, Chardonnay, Sonoma County $20.
Golden straw color. Aromas of caramel apple and coconut custard with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tart green apple, and vanilla. Very nicely balanced. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
91 • Daniel Gehrs 2009 Pinot Gris, Santa Barbara County $19.
Rich pure peach, pear, and apple aromas and a round, dry-yet-fruity medium body and long, seamless finish. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
91 • Pollak Vineyards 2009 Estate, Pinot Gris, Monticello $18. Best Buy.
Roasted almond brittle and peach tart aromas with an off-dry, crisp medium body and a praline and orange finish. Very tasty. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
91 • Glenora 2009 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $17.99. Best Buy.
Green apple and lemon aromas with a crisp, spritzy fruity light-to-medium body and a smoky mineral finish. A brilliant table wine or sipper. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)
90 • Elgin Vintners 2009 Viognier, Elgin $19.99.
Pale golden silver color. Bold aromas of toasty coconut, banana-peach cobbler, and buttery cashew brittle with a chewy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, tart apple, Asian spice, and honeyed citrus finish. Lush and lavish. (tasted on Sep-20-2010)
89 • Hogue 2008 Genesis, Chardonnay, Columbia Valley $15.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Tropical citrus and apricot aromas and flavors with a tangy medium body and a refreshing lime curd finish. Tasty. (tasted on Aug-15-2010)