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92 • Lucky Star 2011 Chardonnay, California $8.99. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of caramel apple and pineapple cake with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and long, mouthwatering lemon curd accented finish. Great vibrancy and purity of flavor. Delicious. (tasted on Sep-06-2013)
90 • Leyendas de Familia 2012 Reserva, Sauvignon Blanc, Maule Valley $9.99. Best Buy.
Pale straw color. Aromas of honeydew melon, lemon, white peaches, white grapefruit. Fruit forward flavors of nectarines and sweet lemon, a soft tartness and a finish of lemon squeezed on peaches. Very pleasant and vibrant. (tasted on Sep-05-2013)
90 • BEX 2011 Riesling, Nahe $10. Best Buy.
Light gold. Aromas of yellow watermelon, pineapple, ginger, creek stone, honeycomb and petrol. Off dry with flavors of luscious peaches, mango, sweet lemon, honeycrisp apples and quince. Minerally from aroma to flavor to finish adds complexity and exceptional balance to the long finish. Complex and delicious. (tasted on Sep-18-2013)
90 • Bogle 2012 Chardonnay, California $9. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Bold aromas of roasted apple and pineapple with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, lime-vanilla cookie and toasty praline finish. Nice use of oak makes this an easy sipper. (tasted on Sep-06-2013)
90 • Alias 2012 Chardonnay, California $8.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden color. Attractive aromas of mango gelato and pineapple cake with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a lively, dried apricot, pear cider, and salty nut finish. A fun, flavorful sipper or table wine. (tasted on Sep-05-2013)
89 • Casa Donoso 2012 Evolución, Reserva, Chardonnay, Maule Valley $9.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden color. Aromas of toasty oak, vanilla bean, allspice, ripe pear, mirabelle creme brulee, yellow apples, golden pineapple and cedar. Opulent international style delivers a big burst of ripe pear and tropical flavors with generous vanilla-spice qualities from new French Oak that do not overpower. Acid is present, but not quite enough to stand up to the opulence. (tasted on Sep-05-2013)
89 • Vinne Sklepy Lechovice NV Müller Thurgau, Czech Republic $10. Best Buy.
Straw with a emerald cast. Aromas of peaches in cream, melon, and green pineapple on the tree with a supple, dryish light-to-medium body and a tart green apple, nut and mineral finish. A delightful table wine that will be quite versatile. (tasted on Sep-06-2013)
89 • Mouton Cadet 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux Blanc $10. Best Buy.
Pale straw to light yellow. Aromas of pineapple, ripe pear, yellow flowers, pomelo, papaya skin and stoney minerality. Electric acidity! Truly zippy and refreshing with enough ripe fruit and palate weight to balance the liveliness. Modern and electric. Assuming a fair amount of Semillon is adding the lush character with Sauvignon for brightness. (tasted on Sep-06-2013)
89 • Johnson Estate 2012 Estate Grown, Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie $9.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden silver color. Aromas of spiced peach, apple custard, and lavender with a supple, fruity medium body and a tangy, interplay of spice and minerals on the finish. A clean, flavorful, and nicely balanced vidal blanc. (tasted on Sep-19-2013)
89 • Rex Goliath NV Sauvignon Blanc, California $8.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of lemon poppyseed muffin and grapefruit with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium and a tangy, guava and kiwi finish. Tasty. (tasted on Sep-06-2013)