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90 | Castello di Spessa

$25

2015 Collio Ribolla Gialla (Best Buy) ^ This
is a refreshing ribolla, with a light spritz that
punches up its crisp-apple and lime-pith flavors. The brisk acidity highlights the wine's
chalky minerality and brings out a little
white-pepper spice. § Vias Imports, NY

varieties like riesling. Andrea Huber ages this
one in acacia barrels for six months, bringing out delicate orange-blossom scents and
flavors of white peach, crisp apple and juicy
lemon. It's a cool and refreshing match for
spicy Thai noodles. § Vias Imports, NY

SAUVIGNON BLANC
223036

222812

90 | Marjan Simcic

$49

2011 Goriska Brda Opoka Ribolla ^ Marjan
Simcic harvests grapes from Brda's hilltop
vineyards, where the marl and sandstone
opoka soils, rich in marine fossils, lend mineral tones and fresh acidity to this wine's
rich apple and golden-raisin flavors. Its density and weight show an old-vine concentration (the vines are nearly 60 years old) that's
amplified by six days of skin contact and two
years of aging in oak barrels. § Enotria Wine
Imports, NY
223341

88 | Ascevi Luwa

$18

2016 Collio Ceròu Ronco Superiore
Ribolla Gialla (Best Buy) ^ Bracing acidity runs through this wine's flavors of white
peach and green melon, joining up with a
light mineral tone to take it into a crisp and
refreshing finish. § Quintessential, Napa, CA
224219

88 | Kabaj

$28

2014 Goriska Brda Rebula ^ Brisk acidity
runs through this wine's stone-fruit and tangerine flavors. It has a volatility that rings
like cold metal, requiring a few months to
settle before the chewy texture and lush fruit
flavors emerge. § Blue Danube Wine, Los Altos
Hills, CA
223357

88 | La Viarte

$23

2015 Colli Orientali del Friuli Ribolla
Gialla (Best Buy) ^ Notes of dried herbs mingle with this wine's flavors of green apple
and lemon zest. Its pithy bitterness calls for
a match with creamy pasta. § Kermit Lynch
Wine Merchant, Berkeley, CA

RIESLING
223906

90 | Pacherhof

$30

2015 Alto Adige Valle Isarco Riesling ^ High
on the slopes of the Isarco Valley, cool evening temperatures are favorable to white

93 | Movia

$30

91 | Abbazia di Novacella

$22

90 | Masùt da Rive

$20

88 | Tenuta La Ponca

$20

2014 Brda Sauvignon ^ Ales Kristancic harvests the sauvignon blanc for this wine late to
maximize ripeness, and ages the wine on its
lees in French oak barriques for 18 months.
During that time, it gains a creamy texture
that softens its white-peach and juicy citrus flavors. Cooling notes of cucumber and
rosemary emerge as the wine's brisk acidity
propels the flavors through the long finish.
It feels both creamy and mineral, a combination that would be delicious with the meaty
sweetness of scallops or lobster. § Domaine
Select Wine Estates, NY
223719
2016 Alto Adige Sauvignon (Best Buy) ^
Abbazia di Novacella's basic sauvignon
offers a satisfying combination of fruit,
herbs and minerals. Scents of green herbs
and white pepper accent its concentrated
flavors (lemon, white grapefruit and crisp
green apple) while a cool, wet-rock minerality draws the wine into a clean, refreshing finish. § Abbazia di Novacella USA, Sausalito, CA
223648
2015 Isonzo del Friuli Sauvignon (Best
Buy) ^ Notes of lemongrass and oregano lend
an herbaceous edge to this wine's bright
lemon and grapefruit flavors. It remains
zesty even as the wine picks up richer notes
of preserved lemon with exposure to air. § Vignaioli Selection, NY
223588
2015 Collio Sauvignon (Best Buy) ^ This sauvignon blanc feels round and ripe, with white
grapefruit and preserved-lemon flavors leading to notes of grilled nuts and pine-needle
scrubbiness. It ages in cement and steel tanks
without malolactic conversion, preserving
the vibrant acidity that tempers its sweet
fruit. § Tradizione Imports, NY
223930

86 | Torre di Luna

$12

2016 Venezia Sauvignon (Best Buy) ^ A pithy
bitterness balances this wine's grapefruit and
tangerine flavors. It's simple and fruity, for al
fresco dining. § Vias Imports, NY

GIES EN
RID G E B LO C K
P INOT NO I R
"We completely redeveloped the
8.5 hectares in 2009. High-density
plantings, over deep silt
gravels and certified organic
by BioGro NZ."
- Theo Giesen

GiesenWines.com


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