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93 • Heron Hill Winery 2011 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $13.99. Best Buy.
Rich earthy mineral, dried apricot and waxy honeycomb aromas with silky fruity medium body and a tangy nectarine skin and apple accented finish. Fantastic flavor intensity and purity. (tasted on Sep-27-2012)
93 • Cameron Hughes 2010 Lot 330, Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco $14. Best Buy.
Lush pineapple cake and coconut buttercream aromas with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy spiced apple, toasty toffee and orange chiffon finish. A delicious textbook example of well oaked California chardonnay. Pair with a glass! (tasted on Sep-13-2012)
93 • Knapp 2011 Vignoles, Finger Lakes $10.95. Best Buy.
Aromas of floral honey and apple-peach pie with a fruity medium body and a tangy orange-melon sorbet and mineral accented finish. A very tasty off-dry white that will pair beautifully with Thai or Vietnamese food. (tasted on Sep-26-2012)
92 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2011 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Bright aromas of apples, lemon curd, and peach custard tart with a silky, fruity light-to-medium body and tangy clementine and mineral finish. a delicious zesty riesling that will cover a lot of bases at the table. (tasted on Sep-27-2012)
92 • Glenora 2011 Riesling, Finger Lakes $13.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of dried citrus, apple and peach tart with a round fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy, tangy and ripe nectarine, tangerine and melon finish. A delicious flavor-packed riesling that is sure to please. (tasted on Sep-27-2012)
92 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2011 Gewürztraminer, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Lush layered aromas of peaches, lychee, and lavender with a silky fruity medium body and a long, ripe pineapple and green apple finish. A delicious zesty wine for sipping or spicy Thai food. On the money. (tasted on Sep-12-2012)
92 • Cameron Hughes 2010 Lot 269, Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Barbara County $11. Best Buy.
Bold grilled pepper, grapefruit, and passionfruit aromas and flavors with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity and a long, vibrant smoky mineral accented finish. This really nails it with great varietal character and intensity. Pair with a grilled Latin seafood and chicken. (tasted on Sep-25-2012)
91 • Noble Vines 2011 "446", Chardonnay, Monterey $12.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of apple and peach pies with a silky fruity-yet dry medium body and a juicy ripe pineapple and angel food cake finish. Very tasty and charming choice for a get-together wine. (tasted on Sep-19-2012)
91 • Glenora 2011 Seyval Blanc, Finger Lakes $11.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of dried flowers and honeyed, spiced apples and pears with a silky fruity light-to-medium body and a refreshing tangy citrus and grassy earth finish. A delicious sipper or pair with Mexican chicken dishes. (tasted on Sep-26-2012)
91 • Heron Hill Winery 2011 Semi-Sweet, Riesling, Finger Lakes $13.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Earthy apple orchard grove and dried honey aromas and flavors with a silky, fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy citrus and nectarine finish. Nice complexity and sense of place; pair with smoked herring. (tasted on Sep-27-2012)