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90 • Santa Venere 2009 Greco, Ciró Bianco DOC $18. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes
Enticing aromas of apricot marmalade, honeycomb, pineapple creme brulee, and roasted marinated peppers with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, juicy herb and pink peppercorn accented finish. Deliciously different. (tasted on Mar-28-2011)
88 • Feudo Arancio 2009 Grillo, Sicilia Bianco IGT $9.99. Best Buy.
Golden straw color. Aromas of honeyed apples, dried peaches and toasted orange nut bread with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a refreshing creamy citrus custard and praline accented finish. Very tasty. (tasted on Mar-28-2011)
88 • La Canosa 2009 "Pekó", Marche Bianco IGT $12.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of dried lemon pith and jasmine, orange yogurt, and praline have a grassy edge. Supple and dryish with a medium body and a tangy, smoky grilled citrus and nutskin accented finish. An interesting, dry earth food wine; pair with sheep's milk cheeses and rabbit. (tasted on Mar-28-2011)
86 • Mi Amore 2010 White, Albana di Romagna $12.99. Best Buy.
Golden silver color. Aromas of dusty exotic tropical fruits, coconut cream, apricot fruit leather, and goat's milk caramel with a racy, off-dry light body and a tart tangelo and peach cider accented finish. A breezy off-dry wine to pair with funky goat's milk cheeses and salads made thereof. (tasted on Mar-28-2011)
83 • Vigna Dogarina 2008 Manzoni Bianco, Veneto IGT $11.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep old gold color. Enigmatic aromas and flavors of caramelized poached pears, flint, capers,grilled tropical citrus and gum with a soft, dryish medium body and a somewhat oxidized and tart lemon zest, mineral oil accented finish. (tasted on Mar-28-2011)