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91 • PDX 2012 "Yield", Pennsylvania $20.99.
Pale yellow straw. Aromas of dark roasted nuts, grilled citrus, honeycomb, and dill pickle with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a lively creamy nougat, kiwi, melon, and sweet grass accented finish. A rich, smoky fruit and mineral laden white that is reminiscent of great Sicilian whites from Mount Etna. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
91 • Primero Beso 2011 White Blend, California $18. Best Buy.
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of dark fig-date bread and honey with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy apple, peach, starfruit and lemon tart accented finish. Very refreshing and lively as a sipper or pair with spicy Mexican foods. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
90 • Morais 2012 Select White, Virginia $18. Best Buy.
Floral Japanese plum, lychee and peach custard pie aromas are very attractive with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, melon, starfruit and Meyer lemon driven finish. A lovely floral sipper or table wine with razor-like acidity. Pair with sautéed scallops. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
89 • Morais 2011 Select White, Virginia $18.
Aromas and flavors of yellow plum, tapioca, and pickled watermelon with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart tangerine, lemon and grass accented finish. A racy white for the table; pair with a mussels and oysters. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
88 • Castoro Cellars 2011 "Tango", Central Coast $22. Sustainability in Practice Certified
Pale golden color. Bold aromas of white nut fudge, cotton candy, and coconut cream pie with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a drier finish with notes of nectarine, pickled melon, praline, and lemon pepper. A interesting flavor-coaster; serve with seafood lasagna. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
88 • Peirano 2010 "The Other" White, Lodi $12.99. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Toasty aromas of apple tart, cheesecake, and faint grilled pepper with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a round melon, praline and grass accented finish. A nicely balanced oak aged white for everyday pleasure. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
88 • Canyon Wind 2012 47-Ten White, Grand Valley $12.95. Best Buy.
Pale platinum straw color. Aromas of kiwi-pineapple yogurt, nougat, and toasted Hawaiian bread with a supple, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy, melon and nut accented finish. Tasty. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
87 • Biltmore Estate NV Century White Wine, American $15.99.
Pale golden silver color. Mellow aromas of nectarine, melon, and apple tart with a silky, fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy honeyed apple, pressed flower and peach finish. A tasty sipper. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
86 • Barefoot NV "Refresh", Crisp White, California $7.99. Best Buy.
Toasty apricot pastry and creamy nougat aromas with an effervescent fruity light body and a peach cobbler and lemon tart and soda finish. A zesty, toasty white sipper. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
86 • Heron Hill Winery 2011 "Eclipse White", New York State $14.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden straw color. Interesting aromas of salty lightly smoked nuts, apple butter, and lemon chiffon with a punchy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a crunchy green apple, melon and lime zest finish with crunchy fruit tannins. A zesty white that will go great with grilled shrimp. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
86 • Acronym 2011 White Blend, California $19.99.
A bit of bubble gum dust, peaches and a dried twig note. This wine has a lot of fruity sweetness, refreshing acidity and a bit of honey and earthiness on the finish. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
86 • Garfield Estates 2012 "S2", Grand Valley $15. Best Buy.
Pale silvery straw color. Attractive aromas of date cake, salted praline, pepper, and grapefruit preserves with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a mellow melon and kiwi accented finish. A nicely styled table wine that will be good with seafood, chicken and pork dishes. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
85 • Turning Leaf 2011 "Refresh", Crisp White, California $8.
Toasty peach pasty, apple sauce and lemon chiffon aromas with a fruity, petillant light body and a zippy, pear and orange cake accented finish. Fun and flavorful. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
84 • Morais 2012 Battlefield White, Virginia $16.
Pale silvery golden color. Rather muted aromas suggest spiced lemon, pickled fruits, and nougat with a tart dryish light-to-medium body and a terse lemon, nut and kiwi finish. A tart citrusy wine to pair with oysters on the half shell. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
83 • Meier's NV Sweet White, American $8.99.
Pale platinum with a straw cast. Rather stemmy aromas suggest tree bark, baking soda, and grape seeds with a sweetish light body and a tangy citrus and grape sorbet like finish. (tasted on Apr-11-2013)
82 • Skinnygirl 2011 White Wine, California $14.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Pale golden silver color. Really faint aromas suggest starfruit and a paper bad filled with pears and nectarines. Dry and soft on the palate with a light body and a dusty nutshell, melon and citrus rinds accented finish. Very restrained. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)