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94 • Hunt Country NV Dolce di Moscato, Finger Lakes $11.99. Best Buy.
Expressive aromas of apricot tart, fruit salad, coconut, and white blossoms with a silky fruity light-to-medium body and a long, rich, and tangy orange sorbet and honeydew accented finish. A delicious and balanced off-dry moscato that is a sheer pleasure to drink. Impressive! (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
94 • Alexandria Nicole 2012 Crawford Vineyard, Viognier, Columbia Valley $20. Best Buy.
Golden silver. Attractive aromas of tropical fruit custard tart with a satiny, fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy pear, peach and sweet cream driven finish. A delicious and voluptuous viognier. (tasted on May-20-2013)
94 • Anko 2012 Torrontes, Salta $14.99. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of date-orange bread, honeysuckle, and honeyed grilled pear with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, tropical citrus finish. Nice complexity and structure for sipping or the table. (tasted on Jul-22-2013)
93 • Darcie Kent 2011 DeMayo Vineyard, Chardonnay, Livermore Valley $18. Best Buy.
Golden color. Rich aromas of vanilla flan and pineapple-lemon pie with a silky,fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, juicy coconut-vanilla cream, toasty kiwi-lime tart, and spicy white toffee finish. A decadently delicious oak aged chardonnay that is effortlessly drinkable. (tasted on Mar-11-2013)
93 • Cardella 2011 Basila Farms, Home Vineyard, Moscato, California $17. Best Buy.
Pale silvery golden color. Pure, floral peony, lychee, and peach aromas with a silky fruity light-to-medium body and a long tangy, spiced pear, nougat, and citrus sorbet accented finish. A very lively, stylish and well balanced moscato that seriously elevates the category. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
93 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Lightly floral and fruity aromas of ripe nectarines and green apples on the tree with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a bright, crisp lemony finish. A delicious and artfully balanced riesling for sipping or the table. (tasted on Apr-01-2013)
93 • Philipps-Eckstein 2012 Graacher Himmelreich, Riesling Kabinett, Mosel $18. Best Buy.
Aromas yeasty lemon scone, praline and honeycomb with a vibrant, fruity medium body and a long, scintillating, grilled peach, apple and lemon and delicately smoky, fuel-like mineral finish with laser-like acidity. A great sipper or pair with spicy shrimp fajitas. (tasted on Apr-29-2013)
93 • Lenz Moser 2012 Prestige, Grüner Veltliner, Niederösterreich $13.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of banana, nectarine, and spiced melon with a racy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy lime and chalk driven finish. A delicious sipper or pair with fish, scallops and crab legs. (tasted on Apr-29-2013)
93 • Locomotora 2012 Sagrada Familia, Exotic White, Lontue Valley $9.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of peaches cobbler, gooseberry jam, and lemon meringue with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a crisp, lively sweet citrus, melon, and cream accented finish. Very tasty. (tasted on Aug-05-2013)
93 • Glenora 2012 Gewürztraminer, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden color. Bright aromas of rose petals, lychee and apple are classic with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, citrus and stone fruit driven finish with a nice wisp of minerality. A superb, mouthwatering gewurztraminer. (tasted on Sep-16-2013)
93 • Quasar 2013 Moscato Frizzante, Curico Valley $10.90. Best Buy.
Pale silvery straw color. Attractive aromas of golden raisin, peach custard and honeysuckle with a fruity sweet, effervescent medium body and a juicy sweet citrus sorbet, melon, apple, elderflower, and delicate spice accented finish. Very tasty and nicely balanced. (tasted on Oct-17-2013)
93 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Muscat Ottonel, Finger Lakes $19.99. Best Buy.
Light gold with brass accents. Aromas of apple blossom, honeysuckle, acacia, pineapple, ripe pear and Meyer lemon zest. Off dry with pineapple, mango and papaya flavors. Fruit forward but not overly sweet and well balanced with sweet grapefruit. (tasted on Nov-15-2013)
93 • Ramos Torres 2012 "Las Lomitas", Madera County $18. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color with an emerald cast. Aromas of creamy vanilla and coconut and roasted mangoes and peaches with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, exotic, tropical citrus and spice finish. Great integration of oak. Impressive. (tasted on Jan-13-2014)
93 • Williamsburg Winery 2011 "Act 12 of Sixteen Nineteen", Chardonnay, Virginia $18. Best Buy.
Bright golden color. Aromas of spicy apple-pear tart and creme brulee with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a round, vibrant tropical fruit punch and citrus finish. A very appetizing and refreshing chardonnay for sipping or the table. (tasted on Jan-13-2014)
93 • Chateau Burgozone 2012 Viognier, Danube Plain $15. Best Buy.
Lustrous golden yellow color. Aromas of dried nectarine, pickled citrus, and minerals with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, tangy tropical fruit, custard, and baking spices accented finish. Exquisitely balanced, nuanced, and flavorful. (tasted on Jan-16-2014)
92 • Easley 2011 Vintner Reserve, Chardonnay, Indiana $19.75. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Aromas of coconut cream pie, caramel apple, and white blossoms with a rich, supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, baking spices, crunchy apple, tart pineapple, and praline driven finish. A juicy well oaked chardonnay that has a lot of class and balance. Serve with Alaskan king crab. (tasted on Mar-11-2013)
92 • Resta 2011 "Gelso Moro", Chardonnay, Salento IGT $17.50. Best Buy.
Bright golden color. Fascinating aromas of toasted hazelnut toffee, dried apples and lemons with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a well balanced melange of bright autumn and citrus fruits and delicate smoky minerality on the generous, tangy finish. A great choice for grilled lobster. (tasted on Mar-11-2013)
92 • Nautilus 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $18.99. Best Buy.
Vibrant aromas and flavors of green pepper, grapefruit, and green tomato with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a very tangy, mineral, plantain and grassy earth accented finish. A delicious and exotic sauvignon blanc. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)
92 • Lumos 2012 Temperance Hill Vineyard, Gewürztraminer, Oregon $19. Best Buy. Salmon Safe Certified-Food Alliance Certified
Bright aromas of apricots, lychee and roses with a crisp, fruity medium body and a long, perky finish with a mouthwatering wave of ripe clementine, stone fruit, and mineral flavors. A delicious and appetizing white for all occasions. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
92 • Peirano 2012 The Heritage Collection, Moscato, Lodi $12.99. Best Buy.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Rich fancy lavender bath soap, dried apricot, and pistachio nougat aromas with a silky, fruity medium body and a rich, tangy peach cobbler and spiced apple accented finish. A lovely fruity sipper. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)