April 2022 - US Summer Whites

April 2022 - US Summer Whites
This month's Wine feature is US Summer Whites Wines

US Summer Whites Reviews

Galen Glen Winery 2020  Gruner Veltliner
92 points
$17
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, passionfruit-guava relish, crushed apple and melon, and dill and grass with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of clementine custard and melon with no oak flavor. A tasty Teutonic white wine sipper that will be great with salads and will appeal to Sauvignon Blanc fans.
92 points $17 Best Buy
City Winery 2020 Montgomery Mills Single Vineyard, UVA Blanca Riesling
89 points
$24
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, lemon pastry and soda, and peppered mango with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of ripe peach and honeyed apple with no oak flavor. A flavorful, pure, and balanced Finger Lakes Riesling that is sure to please.
Grgich Hills 2020 Miljenkos Selection Gewurztraminer
89 points
$28
Straw color. Aromas of pecan roll, sunflower seed, radish, and jasmine green tea with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long lychee, figs, peach jam, and marigolds finish. A rich, unctuous, floral Napa wine that could use a little time in the bottle.
St Clair 2020  Gewurztraminer
88 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of sun tea, lemongrass, and white flowers with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long apricot, lychee fruit, lilac, and sunflower finish. A delicious balance between full fruit and racy acidity; reminiscent of Alsatian wine.
88 points $14 Best Buy
Galen Glen Winery 2020 Fossil Vineyard Riesling
88 points
$17
Brilliant silvery emerald straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of perfumed peach and lychee, peony and honeysuckle, and rubber band with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and an even, refreshing, medium-length finish with touches of fresh fruit salad and crunchy yellow apple with no oak flavor. A fruity, round and welcoming Riesling for all occasions.
Oak Farm Vineyards 2021 Fiano Estate Grown White Blend Fiano
88 points
$26
Yellow straw color. Fruity, creamy aromas and flavors of tropical fruit sundae with whipped cream, pineapple upside down cake, peach-coconut yogurt, and agave nectar with a silky, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a medium-length finish that exhibits overtones of peach ambrosia, caramel golden apple, and buttery vanilla nut brittle with no oak flavor. A tasty, crowd pleasing white blend with a cornucopia of fruit flavors in a tidy basket.
Bargetto 2020 Regan Vineyards Pinot Grigio
88 points
$28
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of coconut flakes, frosted lemon muffin, and fiddlehead fern with a silky, soft, dryish medium body and a seamless, charming, breezy finish revealing overtones of peach skin and salted nuts with a suggestion of oak flavor. A smooth and balanced Pinot Grigio with an easy-drinking appeal.
St Clair 2021 Mimbres White White Moscato
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of floral talc, powdered mash potatoes, fruit cup, and flower stems with a supple, bright, fruity sweet light body and a sleek, breezy finish manifesting notes of fruit punch, lemon sherbet, and white cranberry juice with no oak flavor. A floral, fruit punch like wine for sweet teeth.
87 points $12 Best Buy
St Clair 2021  Pinot Grigio
87 points
$15
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of cherry, almond cookie, elderflower, and watermelon with a medium body and a medium white peach, cherry soda, normandy apples, and champagne vinegar finish. This wine is rich and complex, not your ordinary Pinot Grigio; it has interesting fruit notes and is gorgeously textured.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Screaming Goat 2020  Gewurztraminer
87 points
$19
Straw color. Funky aromas and flavors of rose petals and stems, naphtha soap, and medicated vaseline with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy finish evoking notes of lychee, peach pit, and almond skin with no oak flavor. An earthy, floral, slightly funky, yet fun Gewurz that will be nice with cheeses.
Ryan William Vineyard 2020 Estate Pinot Blanc
86 points
$18
Straw color. Aromas of lemon pith, cucumber, white raspberry, and lettuce with a medium body and a medium fresh stream water and pebbles, lime zest, and oyster shell finish. A racy wine that begs for oysters.
Narmada Winery 2021  Viognier
86 points
$30
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of fruit salad with peaches and lychees and nectarine with a dry medium body and a medium finish revealing touches of grilled pineapple, green apple and pear, and lychees with no oak flavor. A soft, tropical, fruit driven Viognier.
DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Malvasia-Riesling White Blend New Mexico
85 points
$16
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of bread sticks, hydrangea and gardenia, yeasty rising dough, and spiced citrus with a silky, bright, off-dry medium body and an effortless, snappy finish that shows accents of canned fruit cup and fruit cup with no oak flavor. A fun and fancy free off-dry white with patios and picnics.
DH Lescombes 2021  Semillon
85 points
$18
Straw color. Aromas of flan, guava, and honeysuckle with a medium body and a medium roasted pear, plum, and crema finish. Savory expression of a complex varietal sure to spark conversation.
Oak Farm Vineyards 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$20
Straw color. Aromas of keffir lime leaf, roasted banana, oregano, and Fresno chilies with a medium body and a medium tart green apple, grilled pineapple, agave nectar, and ginger finish. A zippy wine that is classically styled.
Narmada Winery 2021 Virginia MOM White Blend Other White
85 points
$22
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of dried papaya and pineapple, pear sauce, lemon spritzed melon with jalapeño slices, and chive blossom with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and an effortless, brisk finish with notes of apple-infused water, pear skin, and jicama with crunchy, fruit tannins. A coy dry white for the table.
Pend D’Oreille 2021  Albarino
85 points
$22
Straw green color. Aromas of fallen apple and melon rind, green tree bark, moss, and jasmine with a lean, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk pear skin and pomelo finish with no oak flavor. An earthy white for the table.
Beringer Main & Vine NV  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$6
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of lip balm, ripe peach tree, hint of sweet chicken teriyaki, and plantain with a supple, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, quick finish with accents of fruit cocktail and nut skin with no oak flavor. A dry carefree sipping Pinot Grigio for the patio.
84 points $6 Best Buy
Gardenia 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$8
Yellow straw color. Earthy aromas and flavors of lighter flint, herb roasted citrus, fallen apple in grass, and hint of petrolatum with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, breezy finish with accents of apple sauce and nougat with no oak flavor. A round and welcoming sipper with a dry earthy edge for the table.
St Clair 2020 Mimbres Pink Rose Moscato
84 points
$12
Bright dark orange amber color. Aromas and flavors of fruit leather, cherry-rhubarb soda and pancake syrup, cherry blossom candle, and scented kid’s clay with a supple, bright, off-dry medium body and a breezy finish manifesting suggestions of dried cherries and raisins with no oak flavor. A smooth and easy off-dry pink sipper for bbq.
St Clair 2020  Riesling
84 points
$14
Straw color. Aromas of fruit cup, candied pineapple, and apricot pate de fruit with a light-to-medium body and a short-to-medium kiwi, pulped lemons, antique wax, and marigolds finish. A bright and tropical Riesling sure to replace your usual selection.
Samson Estates Winery 2020  Riesling
84 points
$15
Straw color. Aromas of grapefruit, lemongrass, and golden raisin with a light-to-medium body and a short-to-medium white peach, honeysuckle, and oolong tea finish. Simple and straightforward Riesling for the Sauvignon Blanc drinker.
Grgich Hills 2019 Estate Grown Fume Blanc Sauvignon Blanc
84 points
$31
Straw color. Aromas of fresh cut grass, white pepper, papaya, and caraway with a light-to-medium body and a short-to-medium gooseberry, cilantro, white grapefruit, and garlic scapes finish. A herbaceous, savory wine to pair with cheese.
AvinoDos 2019  Riesling
83 points
$18
Emerald straw color. Curious aromas and flavors of honeyed dried fruits, parsnip, hint of paper mache and straw mat, and coconut and elderflower with a soft, shy, dryish thin body and a sleek, immediate finish that shows notes of peach ice milk, apple bobbing water, and mealy pear and plum. A somewhat shy and simple Riesling quaffer.
Oak Farm Vineyards 2021 Estate Grown Albarino
83 points
$22
Straw color. Aromas of dried leaves, peach tart, shishito peppers, and lemon zest with a light body and a short roasted peach, crushed stones, and green apple finish. A wine with bright acid and fruity notes with a savory finish.
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