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93 • Glenora 2012 Gewürztraminer, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden color. Bright aromas of rose petals, lychee and apple are classic with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, citrus and stone fruit driven finish with a nice wisp of minerality. A superb, mouthwatering gewurztraminer. (tasted on Sep-16-2013)
92 • Stephen Vincent 2011 Chardonnay, California $11.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of whole pineapple, roasted nuts, apples, and clay with a crisp, dryish medium body and a mineral, citrus, and earth accented finish. A very nice Old World styled chardonnay. Impressive in its restraint and balance. (tasted on Sep-05-2013)
92 • Johnson Estate 2012 Freelings Creek Reserve, Semi-Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie $12.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw green color. Aromas of lemon spritzed apple, chalk, and dried lime with a fruity medium body and a jazzy peach and kiwi driven finish with nice fruit tannins and minerality. A dead ringer for a fine German riesling. (tasted on Sep-17-2013)
92 • Knapp 2012 Vignoles, Finger Lakes $10.95. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Aromas of caramel apple, lemon tart, and pineapple cake with a crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy mandarin orange and Key lime accented finish with nice chewy fruit tannins. A superb, refreshing and delicious off-dry vignoles. (tasted on Sep-19-2013)
91 • HandCraft 2011 Chardonnay, California $12.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of poached apples, creamy bread pudding, and nougat with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a nicely balanced sweet citrus curd and spice finish. Excellent vibrancy and finesse. (tasted on Sep-05-2013)
91 • Concannon 2011 Conservancy, Chardonnay, Livermore Valley $15. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Aromas of roasted pineapple and apple with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy lemon vinaigrette, dried mango, and roasted nut accented finish. Very nice balance, complexity and depth of fruit and structure. Will be great at the table. (tasted on Sep-13-2013)
91 • Johnson Estate 2012 Freelings Creek Reserve, Sweet, Riesling, Lake Erie $12.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of dried citrus, grassy herbs, and peach pit with a very fruity medium body and a tangy, honeyed apricot, Meyer lemon and mineral driven finish. Delicious and more fruity than sweet with great balancing acidity. (tasted on Sep-17-2013)
90 • Sequin 2012 Pinot Grigio, California $11.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden silver color. Aromas of nectarine, melon, nougat and white strawberry with slightly spritzy, fruity light body and a crisp, apple sauce and lemon accented finish. A lively fruity pinot grigio with a unique texture that will be a great match for spicy bbq. (tasted on Sep-05-2013)
90 • Maryhill 2012 Moscato di Canelli, Columbia Valley $11.95. Best Buy.
Pale golden silver color. Aromas of honeyed peaches, lychee, and lilac with a silky, very fruity medium body and a balanced ripe melon, clementine, and pear accented finish. A delicious off-dry sipper or dessert wine. (tasted on Sep-19-2013)
90 • Maryhill 2012 Viognier, Columbia Valley $11.95. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Silvery straw color. Aromas of apricot, lemon, nut and a touch of apple with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a zesty peaches and cream and pineapple accented finish with a touch of warmth. A very nice sipper or serve with a fatty fish. (tasted on Sep-17-2013)