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89 • Brian Carter Cellars 2007 Oriana White, Yakima Valley $24.
Brilliant straw hue. Subdued, almondy, creamy nose. A crisp entry leads a rounded, moderately full-bodied palate with fresh acidity. Ripe, minerally finish. A clean, stylish blend of Viognier, Rousanne, and Riesling that will work well with rich seafood preparations--particularly scallops (tasted on Oct-05-2009)
86 • St. Clair 2008 Delforge Reserve White, New Mexico $26.99.
Bright yellow-straw hue. Perfumed peach and talc aromas. A crisp entry leads a medium-bodied palate with prominent melon and tropical citrus flavors. Fruit sweetness comes through on the drying, zesty finish. A refreshing, aperitif-style blend of Chardonnay, Viognier, and Sauvignon Blanc. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)
85 • Alexandria Nicole 2008 Crawford Vineyard, Viognier, Columbia Valley $20.
Bright yellow-straw hue. Perfumed, minerally, honeyed nose. A crisp entry leads a rounded, moderately full-bodied palate with a slight overtone of sweetness. Zesty finish. Try with poultry. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)
83 • Maryhill 2008 Winemaker's White Blend, Columbia Valley $10.49.|Find-a-Wine|
Brilliant straw hue. Subdued, almondy, minerally aromas. A lush entry leads a crisp, medium-bodied palate with just a hint of sweetness. A pleasant quaffing blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and Semillon. Drink now. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)