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91 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2011 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Pure lemon sorbet and nectarine and earth aromas and flavors with a tangy, medium body and a long, mineral and delicate spice laden finish. Lovely balance and mouthwatering flavors make this a natural choice for fish dishes of all sorts. (tasted on Sep-26-2012)
91 • HandCraft 2011 Chardonnay, California $14.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of baked apples and pineapple jam on toast with a satiny fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy apple and clementine finish. Great purity and vivacity to the fruit a real crowd pleaser. (tasted on Sep-18-2012)
90 • Frey 2011 Organic, Chardonnay, Mendocino $15. Best Buy. Certified Organic
Aromas of Asian pear and anise have a sake-like quality with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sensuous tangy, orange, apple and spice finish. Sure to be a hit for the party and at the table. (tasted on Sep-12-2012)
90 • Heron Hill Winery 2011 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $13.99. Best Buy.
Rich aromas and flavors of jasmine and honeyed peaches with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy Meyer lemon and green apple finish. A tasty dry riesling with fine balance and table friendliness. (tasted on Sep-26-2012)
90 • Cameron Hughes 2011 Lot 359, Riesling-Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley $11. Best Buy.
Earl grey tea, lavender, white cassis, peaches, ripe nectarines on the nose with lively white raspberries and a crisp, balanced finish. Lip-smacking and really interesting, makes you keep going back for more. (tasted on Sep-11-2012)
90 • Irony 2010 Chardonnay, Napa Valley $13.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of caramel cake, spiced apple and nougat with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a creamy, well balanced finish with a lovely kiwi and pineapple notes. Excellent style and restraint; serve with wide range of white meats and fish. (tasted on Sep-19-2012)
90 • Knapp 2011 Barrel Reserve, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes $13.95. Best Buy.
Aromas of lemon balm, dried apples and citrus custard with silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a very crisp, pineapple, mineral and delicate peppery spice accented finish. A dry Chablis-like chardonnay that will shine with seafood. (tasted on Sep-13-2012)
90 • Glenora 2011 Gewürztraminer, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of dried apricot and delicate spice with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy citrus spritzed apple and nut finish. Great varietal character and balanced. (tasted on Sep-12-2012)
90 • Bordeleau 2011 Pinot Grigio, Maryland $14. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Aromas of apple cider and walnuts with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, almost savory baked nectarine and earth finish. Very refined and balanced. An ideal sipper or pair with scallops. (tasted on Sep-13-2012)
90 • Ca Momi 2011 Bianco di Napa, Napa Valley $12.95. Best Buy.
Aromas of passionfruit, mango, and pound cake with a silky fruity medium body and a seamless apple and delicate spice finish. A delicious, elegantly balanced sipper, or pair with grilled seafood. (tasted on Sep-20-2012)
89 • ONEHOPE 2010 Chardonnay, California $13.99. Best Buy.
Lime custard, spice and melon aromas with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a crisp, toasty finish. A crisp, refreshing lighter styled chardonnay with nicely focused fruit. (tasted on Sep-18-2012)
89 • Alba 2011 Gewürztraminer, Warren Hills $15.99. Best Buy.
Light silvery straw color. Lightly yeasty aromas of peach yogurt and green apple with a soft, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a nicely oily yellow apple and nut finish. An attractive elegantly styled gewurztraminer. (tasted on Sep-12-2012)
89 • Alba 2011 Dry, Riesling, Warren Hills $14.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of talc and baked lime and peach with a silky dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy, mineral and citrus pith accented finish. A nice dry riesling for the table. (tasted on Sep-26-2012)
89 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2010 Rkatsiteli, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Layered aromas of guava, ripe heirloom tomato, and clementine with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a dried flower, chalk and lime driven finish. A tart, exotic oyster wine. (tasted on Sep-20-2012)
89 • Adirondack Winery NV Semillon, American $16.25.
Interesting frosted fig-peach pastry aromas with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a lush spiced apple, melon, lemon and grass finish. An intriguing white to serve with Indian or Chinese cuisine. (tasted on Sep-26-2012)
89 • Gauge Wines 2011 "20 Gauge Chard", California $13. Best Buy.
Aromas of baked pineapples and lemons and spiced smoked nuts with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a juicy, honeyed apple finish. Tasty. (tasted on Sep-18-2012)
89 • Fog Head 2010 Reserve, Chardonnay, Monterey $14.99. Best Buy.
Waxy apple and lemon-lime marmalade of scone aromas with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a juicy, delicately spicy finish. Very attractive and balanced. Serve with sautéed seafood. (tasted on Sep-19-2012)
89 • Fog Head 2010 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey $11.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of honeyed grapefruit, bell pepper and passionfruit with a supple, fruity medium body and a tangy, Meyer lemon, green apple and grass finish. Very tasty; pair with seared scallops or caprese salad. (tasted on Sep-25-2012)
89 • Gnarly Head 2011 Pinot Grigio, California $11.99. Best Buy.
Smoked nut and grilled peach aromas and flavors with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a nectrine, citrus and grassy earth accented finish. Vibrant acidity makes this a great choice for seafood, especially mussels and scallops. (tasted on Sep-11-2012)
89 • Vina Robles 2011 "White 4", Paso Robles $16. Best Buy.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Interesting grilled mango and lemon and roasted nut and pepper aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body with melon and passionfruit notes on the crisp, mouthwatering finish. Lots of character and table friendly acidity; pair with shrimp fajitas. (tasted on Sep-20-2012)