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December 2019 - US Aromatic Whites

December 2019 - US Aromatic Whites
This month's Wine feature is US Aromatic Whites Wines

US Aromatic Whites Reviews

Corner 103 2018 Marsanne Roussane Sonoma Coast
88 points
$30
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of bruleed lime and butter poached apricot with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish that presents accents of tangerine and greek yogurt with a suggestion of oak flavor. A full bodied white with bright fruit and a buttery center.
Duck Pond 2018 Fries Family Cellars Pinot Gris
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of poached pear, yeasty pastry, white peach, and melon salad with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a graceful, breezy finish that exhibits notes of pressed flowers and pineapple. A pretty pinot gris with delicate fruit flavors and smooth, inviting texture.
87 points $14 Best Buy
L’Ecole N° 41 2018  Semillon
87 points
$15
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of beeswax, dried pineapple, cooked kiwi, dill, banana, and ginger with a round, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish that shows notes of butter cookie with a suggestion of oak flavor. A rich white wine that offers structure and balance for the table.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Biltmore Estate 2017  Riesling
86 points
$13
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of orange blossom, dried apricot, pineapple, and hint of petrol with a satiny, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, breezy finish with no oak flavor. A soft and fruity off-dry riesling that’s friendly and approachable.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Days of Youth 2018 The Beekeeper White Blend Arroyo Seco
86 points
$15
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon zest, stone, dried grasses, and honeysuckle with a supple, crisp, light-to-medium body and a graceful, brisk finish with no oak flavor. A crisp and easy-drinking white.
86 points $15 Best Buy
Biltmore Estate 2018 Limited Release Chenin Blanc
86 points
$17
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of meyer lemon, ripe peach, and banana with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and an effortless, captivating, medium-length finish conveying accents of orange blossom and whipped cream with no oak flavor. A fruity, pillowy white with wide appeal.
Biltmore Estate 2018 Limited Release Gewurztraminer
85 points
$17
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of ripe banana, coriander, candied orange peel, and white pepper with a velvety, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish revealing notes of key lime and hint of lychee. A rich, fruity and spicy Gewurz that goes down easy.
J. Cage Cellars 2018 Tzabaco Rancho Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$30
Golden straw color. Aromas of lemon-butter sauce, tarragon, and dried ginger with a round, dry-yet-fruity light body and a warming, interesting, medium-length white tea with cream finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A round and food-friendly sauvignon blanc to pair with chicken and fish.
Biltmore Estate 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$15
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of pickled asparagus and sauerkraut with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish that shows notes of grapefruit zest, vegetable fritters, and lemon curd with no oak flavor. A funky American Sauvignon Blanc for spring pairings.
Biltmore Estate 2018  Pinot Grigio
82 points
$13
Silvery straw color. Aromas of fresh herbs, white tea, and guava with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, brisk lemon supremes and sugared shortbread finish with no oak flavor. An easy-drinking, quenching pinot grigio.
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