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May 2016 - US Summer Whites & Rose

May 2016 - US Summer Whites & Rose
This month's Wine feature is US Summer Whites & Rosé Wines

US Summer Whites & Rose Reviews

Heron Hill Winery 2014 Semi-Dry Riesling
94 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Bright light silvery straw color. Delicate, fruity, smoky aromas and flavors of toasted lemon meringue, grilled apples, nougat, and white clay with a glycerous, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-length finish that shows notes of dried peach, roasted lemon and lime, melon, and earth with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A mouthwatering, rock solid riesling that will cover many bases.
94 points $13.99 Best Buy
Heron Hill Winery 2014 Semi-Sweet Riesling
93 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Bright, complex, floral smoky aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, grilled citrus and peaches, and roasted apples and nuts with a soft, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, involved, medium-length finish with nuances of honeyed orange, coconut milk, and delicate fuel-like minerality with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nuanced and nicely structured riesling.
93 points $13.99 Best Buy
Wagner Vineyards 2014 Estate Grown & Bottled, Caywood East Vineyard Riesling
93 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Pale emerald straw color. Delicate, fruity, savory aromas of apple-peach relish, nuts, lemon peel, and coconut water with a soft, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, nuanced, medium-length honeyed lime and chalk finish with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A clean, bright, and vibrant riesling with great structure, dimension, and especially mouthwatering acidity.
93 points $17.99 Best Buy
Spangler 2015  Viognier
93 points
$21
Bright light medium bright gold color. Tropical, floral aromas and flavors of honeysuckle and orange blossoms, fresh banana cream pie, and peach cobbler with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, nuanced, medium-long finish that shows suggestions of apple strudel, pineapple cake, and sweet creamy nougat with well-integrated, fruit tannins. A very fruity, attractive, scrumptious viognier that is sure to please.
Hagafen 2015  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$27
Silvery emerald straw color. Bright, toasty, tropical buttery aromas and flavors of coconut buttercream and lemon scone with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, distinctive, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of honey roasted yellow pepper, spiced apple, grapefruit, and key lime pie. A deliciously tropical fume style sauvignon blanc that is sure to please.
Bordeleau NV  Moscato
92 points
$13
Best Buy
Pale silvery straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of carnations and roses and spiced peaches with a silky, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long finish with notes of apple sauce and lemon sorbet with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A luscious, perfumed off-dry white wine that is sure to be a hit.
92 points $13 Best Buy
Mill River Winery NV Plum Island White American
92 points
$13.95
Best Buy
Bright light medium emerald straw color. Delicate, fresh, fruity aromas and flavors of lilac and peony, orange, and spiced peaches with an even, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, intricate, medium-long finish with notes of honeyed mango, green apple, and earth with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A fun, flavorful, easy-drinking off-dry sipper that is sure to please.
92 points $13.95 Best Buy
Yorkville Cellars 2014 Eleanor of Aquitaine Yorkville Highlands
92 points
$30
Bright light medium bright gold color. Creamy, fruity citrusy aromas of lemon cream - dreamsicle, dried mission figs, bread crust, and pressed linen with a tangy, dryish full body and a warming, refreshing, brisk finish with chewy tannins.
Chelsea 2015 Dry Rosé Alba Estate Vineyard Warren Hills
91 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Brilliant pale siam color. Delicate, fruity aromas and flavors of baked cherries and raspberry yogurt with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, intriguing, long finish with accents of spiced apples and nuts and marinated cucumber with no oak flavor. A very pretty, lightly savory and spicy rose that will be great at the table.
91 points $13.99 Best Buy
Pine Ridge 2015 Chenin Blanc & Viognier California
91 points
$15
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Bright, attractive, tropical aromas and flavors of guanabana, guava, peach cobbler, and figs with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, layered, medium-long finish displaying notes of orange, apple, melon, and banana with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A delicious and nuanced white wine with great table appeal.
91 points $15 Best Buy
Hagafen 2015 Clearwater Riesling
91 points
$21
Straw green color. Delicate, citrusy aromas and flavors of honeyed lemon, clementine, green apple, and yogurt with a supple, tangy, fruity medium body and a graceful, engaging, medium-long finish with accents of plantain with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A zesty, refreshing and well balanced riesling for all occasions.
Penns Woods 2015 Bancroft Moscato
91 points
$22
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Delicate, floral aromas and flavors of pressed flowers, dried peach, and nectarine stone with a supple, tangy, off-dry light body and a seamless, breezy finish with shades of honeyed apple and melon and kiwi sorbet with no oak flavor. A vivacious, lightly floral white wine that will be very versatile.
High Valley Vineyard 2014 Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon High Valley
91 points
$24.99
Bright medium light ruby color. Lively, fruity, citrusy earthy aromas of cherry -berry, gravel, lemon pith, and lemon pepper with a crisp, dryish medium-full body and a peppery, swift finish with chewy tannins and no oak flavor.
91 points $24.99
Byington 2014 "Saignee" Rosé Santa Cruz Mountains
91 points
$27
Bright medium light ruby color. Bright, fruity, peppery oaky aromas of sour cherries, mocha - tree bark, lemon pith, and mild white pepper with an tart, dry full body and a peppery, interesting, swift finish with barky tannins.
Penlyn Place NV  Moscato
90 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Bright golden yellow color. Fruity aromas and flavors of pineapple marmalade, apple pie, coconut cookie, and tropical blossoms with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a seamless, stimulating, medium-long finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A very tasty and appealing still muscat wine with well balanced fruitiness and acidity.
90 points $13.99 Best Buy
Atwater 2015 Estate Dry Rosé of Cabernet Franc Seneca Lake
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Pale pink coral color. Delicate, fresh, fruity aromas and flavors of strawberries, vanilla milk, and nougat with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of blood orange, pickled golden beet, and minerals with no oak flavor. A delightfully dainty rose with great balance and acidity.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Maddalena 2014  Pinot Grigio
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Bright medium golden amber color. Lively, fruity aromas of dried peaches, hint of petrol, spiced lemon cream, and gravel with an tangy, dry-yet-fruity full body and a peppery, intriguing, snappy finish with cottony tannins and no oak flavor.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Kiara 2015 Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$16
Best Buy
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Delicate, citrusy, earthy aromas and flavors of spiced apples and pears, melon balls, and vanilla milk with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, appealing, medium-length finish with elements of grapefruit gelato. A sleek, creamy sauvignon blanc that will appeal to fans and non-fans of the often frisky varietal.
90 points $16 Best Buy
South Coast 2015  Verdelho
90 points
$20
Pale straw green color. Bright, fruity, savory aromas and flavors of grilled grapefruit and guava, pickled melon, spiced apple, and nougat with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, stimulating, medium-length finish displaying accents of orange-lime curd, kiwi, and earth with no oak flavor. A very appealing and snappy white wine with an unpretentious charm and grace.
Hagafen 2015 Estate Bottled Riesling
90 points
$24
Silvery emerald straw color. Bright, floral, fresh aromas and flavors of sliced apples, honey, and lilacs with a silky, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, intriguing, medium-length finish with shades of clementine, earth, and rubber with fine, chewy, fruit tannins. A refreshing, easy drinking off-dry riesling.
Byington 2014 "Liage" Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$25
Bright medium old gold color. Creamy, citrusy fruity fresh aromas of musky peaches, lemon cream, quince, and lemon pepper - gravel with a crisp, dry full body and a peppery, complex, breezy finish with earthy tannins.
Midnight Cellars 2014 "Aurora" Reserve White Blend Paso Robles
90 points
$29
Yellow straw color. Lively, fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of peach cobbler, coconut and banana cream pies, and praline with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, breezy finish with notes of lemon spritzed apple and nuts with fine, dusty, fruit tannins. A lush, satiny white wine with a nice creamy, fruity center and balanced oak.
CK Mondavi 2014 Blonde Five White Blend California
89 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright light medium golden yellow color. Delicate, floral, fruity toasty aromas of white flowers - orange blossoms, peaches & cream, toast, and potters clay with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, interesting, easy finish with cottony, earthy tannins.
89 points $6.99 Best Buy
Casa Larga 2015 Dry Rosé Finger Lakes
89 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Pale salmon orange color. Bright, nutty aromas and flavors of butter roasted nuts, floury almond cookies, and dried mulberries with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and an even, delightful, medium-length finish with accents of pickled melon rind, sweet tomato, cherry, and orange. A very savory, table-tuned, dry adult rose.
89 points $11.99 Best Buy
Casa Larga 2015 Rosé of Pinot Noir Finger Lakes
89 points
$17.99
Steely pink color. Earthy aromas of dried berries and flowers and almond cookie with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, appealing, medium-length cranberries, raspberry gastrique, and melon finish with no oak flavor. A slightly floral rose with zesty, table-friendly acidity.
89 points $17.99
Shannon Ridge 2015 High Elevation Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$18.99
Bright light gold color. Lively, citrusy, sweaty fruity creamy aromas of ripe grilled lemons, cumin - saddle leather, clay - lime custard, and pressed linen with an lively, dry full body and a peppery, interesting, breezy finish with cottony tannins.
89 points $18.99
Wagner Vineyards 2013 "Fathom 107" Estate Grown & Bottled, Wagner Vineyards Finger Lakes
89 points
$19.99
Bright medium light emerald straw color. Delicate, baked, tropical aromas and flavors of spiced apples and kiwi, lemon curd, and hint of rubber with an even, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, swift finish conveying touches of tangerine and minerals with soft, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A tasty and refreshing white blend with nice depth and zesty acidity.
89 points $19.99
Prix 2014 Estate Bottled Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$40
Pale golden yellow color. Complex aromas and flavors of spicy pickled peppers, coconut frosting, and white toffee with a silky, vibrant, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of spiced melon and apple, nutty oak, and grapefruit with crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. A savory wood influenced sauvignon blanc.
Barefoot NV  Riesling
88 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Delicate, citrusy aromas and flavors of honeyed citrus, lanolin lotion, and praline with a supple, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish with accents of orange sherbet and apple sauce with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A fun, flavorful, easy drinking off-dry riesling that will be a crowd pleaser.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
D.H. Lescombes 2015  Chenin Blanc
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Bright, tropical aromas and flavors of fruit punch, kiwi-apple chutney, and banana pudding with a silky, soft, fruity light body and a smooth, interesting, breezy finish with notes of pear and melon with no oak flavor. A delicate, very tasty, and refreshing chenin blanc that will make a lovely summer sipper.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Black Willow Winery  "Classic Diamond" Diamond
88 points
$12.95
Best Buy
Pale emerald straw color. Fresh aromas and flavors of exotic tropical citrus and white grape juice with a soft, crisp, off-dry light body and a silky, breezy finish imparting notes of lemon-kiwi sorbet and honey with fine, crunchy tannins and no oak flavor. A bright, uncomplicated, effortlessly drinkable, grapey off-dry white wine.
88 points $12.95 Best Buy
Wagner Vineyards 2013 Estate Grown & Bottled, Select Riesling select
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Bright light medium golden yellow color. Lively, fruity, tropical aromas and flavors of kiwi-papaya-orange relish, tamarind, spiced lemon, and rubber with a soft, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, elegant, medium-length finish displaying accents of nougat with well-integrated tannins and no oak flavor. A fun, off-dry tropical sipper.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Mill River Winery NV Plum Island Rosé American
88 points
$14.95
Best Buy
Steely pink color. Bright, interesting aromas and flavors of strawberry preserves on rye and honey roasted cherries and apples with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a sleek, interesting, easy finish that shows shades of melon with no oak flavor. A nice jammy rose pleaser.
88 points $14.95 Best Buy
Firesteed 2014  Pinot Gris
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright medium gold color. Lively, fruity, creamy minerally aromas of peach cobbler, lemon cream, yellow gummy bears - star anise, and well water with an lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, engaging, cheery finish with cottony tannins and no oak flavor.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Firesteed 2014 Rosé Willamette Valley
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright light medium pale salmon color. Bright, fruity, savory aromas and flavors of strawberry coulis, melon soufflé, nut brittle, and leather with a glycerous, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of roasted nuts and strawberry granita with well-integrated tannins and no oak flavor. A crisp, dry rose.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
LangeTwins Winery 2015 Estate Sangiovese Rosé Lodi
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright medium light ruby color. Lively, buttery, fruity aromas of bright berry notes -boysenberry, rhubarb custard, sweaty saddle, and cumin and lemon butter with a dry full body and a warming, relaxed finish with well-integrated tannins.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Heron Hill Winery 2014 "Eclipse" White Finger Lakes
88 points
$15.99
Pale silvery straw color. Bright, earthy aromas and flavors of bloomy cheese rind, damp earth, and fallen apple with a soft, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, elegant, medium-length finish with accents of reduced lemon, kiwi, and nutskin with crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. An interesting, savory, and somewhat rustic Old World styled white blend for the table.
88 points $15.99
Jana 2014 One Last Kiss California
88 points
$16
Pale straw color. Bright, floral aromas and flavors of lavender and lilacs, pickling spices, and peach gastrique with a silky, crisp, fruity light body and a polished, medium-length finish with notes of melon rind, apple tart, orange cream, and nougat with no oak flavor. A pleasant, easy drinking floral summer sipper.
South Coast 2015  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$16
Yellow straw color. Bright, earthy, yeasty aromas and flavors of citrus yogurt, almond skin, lanolin lotion, and pressed flowers with a soft, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, carefree finish with accents of dried tropical fruits, spiced apple and melon, and reduced lemon with fine tannins and no oak flavor. A crunchy, savory sauvignon blanc that will shine at the table.
Braman 2010 Joseph Braman Riesling
88 points
$18
Pale light yellow straw color. Delicate aromas and flavors of nougat and caramel apple with a silky, soft, petillant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk finish that presents suggestions of lemon and peach gelatos and honey with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins. A zippy, very fruity off-dry riesling sipper that will be great with spicy foods.
Andis Wines 2015  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$18.99
Pale white gold color. Delicate, tropical, citrusy aromas and flavors of grapefruit custard, guava, and plantain with a supple, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, carefree finish with accents of lemon curd and wheatgrass with no oak flavor. A solid, refreshing sauvignon blanc sipper.
88 points $18.99
Andis Wines 2013 Bill Dillian Vineyard Semillon
88 points
$19.99
Bright light straw color. Bright, fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of baked apple and banana, nougat, coconut custard, and flax with a glycerous, racy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, elegant, medium-length finish evoking notes of lime, melon rind, earth, and pepper with firm, fruit tannins. A racy white for rich seafood dishes.
88 points $19.99
Penns Woods 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$24
Bright medium old gold color. Bright, fruity, citrusy toasty tropical aromas of grilled lemon - pineapple, toasted coconut, turned earth, and lemon pepper with an lively, dryish full body and a peppery, interesting, buoyant finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor.
Eagle Eye 2015 Rosé, Estate Alpha Wolf Vineyard Napa Valley
88 points
$25
Bright light medium sunburst amber color. Bright, vinous, interesting aromas and flavors of red wine vinaigrette, cranberry bread toast, worn leather, and moss with an even, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, captivating, relaxed finish that exhibits nuances of nectarine, white strawberry, and nougat with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A solid, sturdy rosé.
Naked Grape NV  Moscato
87 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Bright medium golden yellow color. Bright, fruity, buttery creamy aromas of honeycrisp apple, pineapple cream, apricot pits, and pressed linen with a bright, medium-full body and a complex, medium-length finish with well-integrated tannins and no oak flavor.
87 points $4.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Moscato
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright light yellow straw color. Bright aromas of spic and span cleanser, tropical fruits - cherimoya, pineapple syrup, and lychee nuts with a crisp, sweet medium-full body and a warming, delightful, short finish with chewy tannins and no oak flavor.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
CK Mondavi 2015 Willow Springs Pinot Grigio
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright white gold color. Delicate, fruity, floral aromas and flavors of fruit salad, peach sorbet, vanilla milk, and canvas with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, charming, buoyant finish displaying notes of green apple, lemon, and nutskin with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A light and attractive pinot grigio sipper.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
CK Mondavi 2015 White Zinfandel Rosé White Zinfandel
87 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright light reddish orange color. Bright, fruity aromas of orange zest, ripe berries, tree sap, and dried canvas with a tangy, dry medium-full body and a warming, short finish with crunchy tannins.
87 points $6.99 Best Buy
Wagner Vineyards 2013 Estate Grown & Bottled, Semi-Dry, Wagner Vineyards Riesling
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Bright medium light golden yellow color. Bright, rubbery, fruity aromas and flavors of baked citrus, lemon mint, and spiced apples with a soft, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, interesting, brisk finish manifesting notes of honeyed clementine, spiced peach, and gravel with crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A dainty, delicately spicy, fruit-driven riesling.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Sobon Estate 2015 Rosé Amador County
87 points
$13
Best Buy
Light medium bright light ruby color. Bright, savory, fruity peppery aromas of spiced fraise du bois, red berries, soft white pepper, and lemon oil with a crisp, dry full body and a peppery, intricate, relaxed finish with earthy tannins and no oak flavor.
87 points $13 Best Buy
Heron Hill Winery 2014  Riesling
87 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Bright light silvery emerald straw color. Lively, earthy aromas and flavors of potting soil, fallen apple, and lemon salt water taffy with a soft, racy, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, captivating, breezy finish displaying elements of kumquat, peach skin, pickled melon rind, and nutskin with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nice, dry, earthy riesling for the table.
87 points $13.99 Best Buy
Wagner Vineyards 2015 Rosé, Estate Grown & Bottled Finger Lakes
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright pink coral color. Delicate aromas and flavors of strawberries in cream and nougat with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a buoyant finish evoking overtones of white strawberry, lime, and earth. A pleasant, zesty dry rose for the table.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Wagner Vineyards 2014 Estate Grown & Bottled, Dry, Wagner Vineyards Riesling
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright light medium straw color. Fruity, rubbery aromas and flavors of green grass, apple, flower patch earth, and rope with an even, tart, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, charming, carefree finish conveying suggestions of lemon and lime, peach skin, and minerals with grippy tannins and no oak flavor. A racy, linear, very Teutonic riesling that will be great at the table.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
three 2015 Old Vines Rosé Contra Costa County
87 points
$16
Bright light medium dark ruby color. Bright, fruity, minerally aromas of raspberries & cream, wine gums - red (cherry) gummy bears, toasted lemons, and gravel with a creamy, bright, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, layered, medium-length finish with well-integrated tannins.
Black Willow Winery  Trilogy White New York State
87 points
$16.95
Bright light silvery straw color. Delicate, earthy, citrusy creamy aromas and flavors of lemon-lime powder and white toffee with an even, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, relaxed finish with notes of honeyed nectarine and green apple with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A attractive, fruity, mouthwatering white that will make a fine aperitif.
87 points $16.95
Mill River Winery NV  Pinot Grigio
87 points
$16.95
Bright light emerald straw color. Bright, buttery, toasty aromas and flavors of macadamia nut brittle, honeyed peaches, and spiced apples with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish evoking notes of praline, Asian pear, and hint of wintergreen with silky, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A delicious, smooth and nicely toasty pinot grigio.
87 points $16.95
Brassfield Estate 2014  Pinot Gris
87 points
$22
Bright light golden yellow color. Bright, fruity, creamy peppery aromas of peaches and cream, meyer lemon cream, lemon pepper, and dried canvas & clay with an tangy, dryish medium body and a peppery, compelling, brisk finish with cottony tannins and no oak flavor.
High Valley Vineyard 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
$24.99
Light bright yellow straw color. Lively, citrusy, buttery aromas of meyer lemon, gravel, key limes, and lemon pepper with a lively, dry full body and a peppery, interesting, short finish with cottony tannins and no oak flavor.
87 points $24.99
Table 5 2013 White Wine Napa Valley
87 points
$26
Straw color. Bright, yeasty, interesting aromas and flavors of floury almond torte, white chocolate mint, spiced apples and dates, and soy milk with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, breezy finish with notes of nut oil and pepper. An intriguing very dry white wine.
Gallo Family Vineyards NV  Moscato
86 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Bright light golden straw color. Fruity, sweet minerally aromas of yellow fruits - apples, lemon chiffon, lemon honey, and lemon head candy - the powdered sugar component with an crisp, sweet full body and a sleek, delightful, crisp finish with grippy tannins and no oak flavor.
86 points $4.99 Best Buy
CK Mondavi 2015 Willow Springs Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright light yellow straw color. Lively, citrusy, fruity aromas of spiced lemons, yellow gummy bears, potters clay, and lemon pepper with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a peppery, interesting, short finish with papery tannins and no oak flavor.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
CK Mondavi 2015 Willow Springs Moscato
86 points
$6.99
Best Buy
Bright light golden straw color. Bright, fruity, spicy aromas of grilled pineapple, star anise - yellow licorice, cardamon, and gravel - lemon cleanser with an bright, sweet medium-full body and a sleek, interesting, breezy finish with soft tannins and no oak flavor.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Bogle 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$10
Best Buy
Bright light straw color. Lively, citrusy aromas and flavors of grapefruit, green pepper, mango custard, and nuts with a soft, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, captivating, breezy finish with notes of clementine and nutskin with firm tannins and no oak flavor. A rock solid sauvignon blanc with great balance and varietal character.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Highway 12 2015  Sauvignon Blanc
86 points
$15.50
Pale straw color. Earthy, spicy aromas and flavors of pickled melon rinds, roasted pepper, and toasted nuts with a silky, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with notes of grapefruit custard and white toffee. A pleasant dry sauvignon blanc with a tangy, earthy twangy.
86 points $15.50
Portlandia 2015 Pinot Noir Rosé Willamette Valley
86 points
$19.99
Bright light medium pink coral color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of strawberry shortcake and gravel with a soft, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, compelling, medium-length finish with nuances of Meyer lemon, nuts, and cream with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. An appealing adult rose with nice fruit and structure and a carefree style.
86 points $19.99
Penns Woods NV Bancroft Moscato Rosé Pennsylvania
86 points
$22
Bright light tomato bisque color. Bright, fruity, floral aromas of peach skin, plums, white flowers - peach blossoms, and pear skin - caramel with an lively, off-dry medium-to-full body and a silky, appealing, brisk finish with chewy tannins and no oak flavor.
Don Ernesto 2015 "Beret" Rose
86 points
$24
Brilliant light ruby color. Lively, artificial aromas and flavors of berry pastry, melon balls, and praline with a soft, lively, dryish medium-full body and a warming, stimulating, breezy finish that exhibits notes of green apple, blood orange, and earth with grippy tannins and no oak flavor. A brilliant gem of a rosé.
Yorkville Cellars 2014 Randle Hill Semillon
86 points
$24
Bright light golden straw color. Lively, sweet, toasty tropical aromas and flavors of pineapple upside down cake, coconut custard, and date bread with an even, racy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, appealing, carefree finish that shows suggestions of spiced apples and citrus gelato with fine, fruit tannins. A very fruity and refreshing semillon.
Barefoot NV  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$6.99
Bright light straw color. Delicate, green, citrusy aromas and flavors of guava, yellow pepper, and cucumber skin with a soft, lively, petillant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, interesting, easy finish that shows notes of lemon spritzed melon, green apple, and lime sorbet with silky tannins and no oak flavor. A pleasant, fruity, snappy sauvignon blanc.
85 points $6.99
Black Willow Winery  Bare Cat Blush New York State
85 points
$10.95
Bright light reddish amber color. Bright, citrusy, fruity aromas of grapey - fresh concord verjus, saltwater lemon taffy, dried canvas, and grape skin - lemon fruit roll with an crisp, dry medium body and a peppery, compelling, breezy finish with chewy tannins and no oak flavor.
85 points $10.95
Sand Point 2014  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$10.99
Light gold color. Citrusy, fruity creamy aromas of delicate lemoncello, spiced gooseberries, gravel, and lemon pepper with a lively, dryish full body and a peppery, complex, medium-length finish with papery tannins.
85 points $10.99
Pedroncelli 2015 Dry Rosé of Zinfandel, Signature Selection Dry Creek Valley
85 points
$12
Bright light medium dark ruby color. Lively, fruity aromas of cherry - blackberry, suede, dried twigs - tree bark, and lemon pepper with a crisp, dry full body and a peppery, intricate, medium finish with barky tannins.
Firesteed 2012  Riesling
85 points
$14.99
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Mild aromas and flavors of lemon, pickled melon, and rubber eraser with a soft, dryish light body and a seamless, brisk finish with notes of green apple skin and chalk with dusty, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A dry, savory riesling for the shellfish.
85 points $14.99
Naked Grape NV  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$4.99
Best Buy
Pale bright silvery straw color. Bright, fruity, floral aromas and flavors of tangerine sorbet, tapioca tea, and fruit salad with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, carefree finish that shows accents of spiced apple, honeyed melon, and minerals with soft tannins and no oak flavor. A crisp and dainty pinot grigio quaffer.
84 points $4.99 Best Buy
Barefoot NV  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$6.99
Bright light white gold color. Bright, floral, fruity aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, nectarine, and cream cheese with a soft, tangy, petillant, fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, relaxed finish that presents accents of apple, delicately spiced nuts, and melon with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A well made easy quaffer with nice fruit.
84 points $6.99
Barefoot NV  White Zinfandel
84 points
$6.99
Bright light medium siam color. Bright, fruity aromas of red cherry, red licorice, lemon grass, and spring water and linen with an lively, off-dry medium-full body and a warming, interesting, brisk finish with cottony tannins and no oak flavor.
84 points $6.99
Pedroncelli 2015 Friends White Sonoma County
84 points
$12
Bright light medium golden yellow color. Bold, fruity, citrusy peppery aromas of spiced fruit - apricots, meyer lemon curd, grapefruit pith, and white pepper with an tangy, dryish full body and a peppery, interesting, brisk finish with chewy tannins and no oak flavor.
Wagner Vineyards 2013 Estate Grown & Bottled, Wagner Vineyards Gewurztraminer
84 points
$12.99
Light yellow straw color. Bright, fruity aromas of lychee nuts, dried rose petals, grapefruit pith, and loess with a crisp, dryish full body and a smooth, appealing, breezy finish with firm tannins and no oak flavor.
84 points $12.99
Shenandoah Vineyards 2015 Vermentino Amador County
84 points
$13
Silvery emerald straw color. Bright, roasted aromas and flavors of nuts and coconut, cigar tobacco, dried apple, and hint of rubber with a lean, shy, bone-dry thin body and a lightning-fast finish displaying notes of gravel, nut oil, and dried banana with cottony tannins. A very dry and oily white wine.
Heron Hill Winery 2014 Classic Unoaked Chardonnay
84 points
$13.99
Pale emerald straw color. Mild, fruity, smoky aromas and flavors of lemon yogurt, brazil nuts, and grass with a soft, dryish light body and a polished, brisk finish displaying notes of lemon rind and apple core with fine tannins and no oak flavor. A dry savory chardonnay for the table.
84 points $13.99
South Coast 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé Monterey
84 points
$14
Bright light reddish amber color. Bright, fruity, funky aromas of berry - cherry fruit leather, ripe lemons, and gravel with a crisp, dryish medium-full body and a warming, short finish with grippy tannins and no oak flavor.
Auburn Road 2015  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$18
Pale silvery straw color. Bright, green aromas and flavors of cling peaches in cream, melon, apples on the tree, and roasted nuts with an even, tangy, petillant, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, breezy finish manifesting impressions of lime sorbet and starfruit with dusty, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nice, dry pinot grigio quaffer.
GEN 7 2014 Vintners Reserve Viognier
84 points
$28
Bright light medium golden straw color. Bright, baked, yeasty aromas and flavors of stone fruits, overripe banana and melon, smoked nuts, and dried flowers with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, refreshing, cheery finish with nuances of honeyed nectarines, baked apples and pears, and pepper with grippy tannins and no oak flavor. A soft, savory viognier for the table.
Edenvale Estate 2013 Dry Rosé Rogue Valley
83 points
$22
Pale ruby color. Bold, curious aromas and flavors of old leather, over-roasted cranberries, and peanut brittle with a satiny, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, unusual, breezy finish revealing touches of spiced chocolate, strawberry gastrique, and olives. A very savory and earthy rose with a lot interesting twists.
Castrucci 2015 Rosé of Pinot Noir Napa Valley
83 points
$24
Bright light silvery pink color. Bright, curious, umami aromas and flavors of sour cream and butter on mashed potatoes, baked berries, marinated mushrooms, and bouillon with a velvety, tangy, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, cheery finish with accents of cranberry yogurt, reduced lime, and minerals with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A dry, funky adult rosé for the table.
Lawer Estates 2015 Rosé Sonoma County
82 points
$22
Bright light medium light ruby color. Bright, fruity, sweaty spicy aromas of spiced berries, saddle leather - cumin, gravel, and lemon pepper with a lively, dry full body and a peppery, interesting, brisk finish with earthy tannins and no oak flavor.
Penns Woods 2015  Traminette
82 points
$24
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Delicate, earthy aromas and flavors of flower patch, toasted nuts, melon sorbet, and citrus zest with a supple, crisp, off-dry light body and an even, quirky, breezy finish imparting suggestions of almond brittle, damp earth, and nutskins with fine, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A tangy, dusty, earthy white for the table.
Pedroncelli 2015 East Side Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
81 points
$15
Bright light silvery emerald straw color. Rich, odd, baked aromas and flavors of baked and overripe fruits, wax, lanolin lotion, and graham cracker crust with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, complex, easy finish with overtones of celery and orange yogurt with fruit tannins. A earthy, rustic white.
Edenvale Estate 2014  Pinot Gris
81 points
$20
Bright light medium golden yellow color. Bright, fruity, citrusy funky minerally aromas of ripe peaches, turned earth, mildly spiced lemon, and well water with an crisp, dryish medium-full body and a peppery, interesting, relaxed finish with papery tannins and no oak flavor.
Chaddsford 2013  Pinot Grigio
81 points
$21.99
Bright medium yellow straw color. Bright, curious, smoky aromas and flavors of pickled and grilled green tomatoes, matchstick, and hint of boiled potato with a soft, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, swift finish with notes of grilled lemon and apple, nut skins and shells, and melon rind with crunchy, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A smoky, earthy pinot grigio for the table.
81 points $21.99
Byington 2014 Ventana Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
81 points
$26
Bright light medium light gold color. Bold, citrusy, fruity creamy aromas of ripe lemons & cream, grilled peppers, hemp, and dried canvas with an sharp, bone-dry full body and a peppery, appealing, instant finish with cottony tannins.
Skinnygirl 2013  Pinot Grigio
80 points
$11.99
Pale yellow straw color. Mild, smoky aromas and flavors of lit match and candle and smoked nuts with a soft, dryish medium body and a tingling, brisk finish revealing notes of baked lemon and apple, gherkin, and bamboo with cottony tannins and no oak flavor. A very smoky dry pinot grigio for the table.
80 points $11.99
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