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TOP 100 VALUES
270966

mented with a smattering of early muscat
and other varieties. It leads with scents of
rosewater, its cidery fruit in the distance. The
flavors are herbal and citrusy, emphasizing
gewurztraminer at the moment, tasting of
apple, salted lemon and mint, with a tropical underpinning. Pour it with burrata and
peach slices. -P.J.C. (W&S 8/19) ¤
276174

Dom. Jean Vullien et Fils

$15

2018 Vin de Savoie L'Alpine Jacquére (90
points, France) ^ This starts off tense and
green, but give it time, and bright, zesty
lemon flavors come up, building on the
wine's structure and providing some lasting lemon-peel freshness to accompany saltand-pepper prawns. -J.G. (W&S 4/20) ¤ Regal
Wine Imports, Moorestown, NJ
276416

Aimé Boucher

$16

2018 Touraine Sauvignon Blanc (90
points, France) ^ Springlike freshness infuses
this fat and fleshy sauvignon, its green grape
flavors plumped up to tropical notes of passion fruit even as they carry a bitter orange
acidity and woodland scents of spring flowers. A delicious white for fresh shellfish, like
Nantucket bay scallops. -J.G. (W&S 4/20) ¤
Vintners Alliance, New Rochelle, NY
123943

Lapostolle

$16

2016 Casablanca Valley Grand Selection
Chardonnay (90 points, Chile) ^ Here's a
broad, rich white that holds some tension,
keeping the pale golden-yellow fruit feeling brisk. Floral notes come up as the initial
smokiness turns to a woodsy character, clean
and lasting. -J.G. (W&S 8/19) ¤ MundoVino/
Winebow Imports, NY
274650

Boveri Giacomo

$17

2018 Vino da Tavola Piccolo Derthona (90
points, Italy) ^ This is Boveri's entry-level timorasso, from vines planted in 2013; he bottled it in the spring after harvest with just six
months on the lees. It's fresh and zesty, with
mouthwatering acidity and juicy citrus flavors. Floral and herbal hints add some complexity, but this wine's appeal hangs on its
refreshment value. And, unlike many wines
from timorasso, you can enjoy its youthful
exuberance without any guilt pangs about
not allowing it to age. -S.J. (W&S 12/19) ¤
Weygandt-Metzler, Unionville, PA
276316

Joseph Drouhin

$16

2018 Mâcon-Villages (89 points, France) ^ A
golden Mâcon, this has an orange fragrance.
It's approachable and fresh, broadened by
lees savor. For a lemony roast chicken. -J.G.
(W&S 4/20) ¤ Dreyfus, Ashby & Co., NY

La Caña

$18

2017 Rías Baixas La Caña Albariño (89
points, Spain) ^ This has the spicy edge of
pickled watermelon rind, the bright flavors
of albariño buzzing with honeyed fruit. That
fruit essence lasts; chill it for grilled prawns.
-J.G. (W&S 8/19) ¤ Jorge Ordóñez Selections,
Dedham, MA
520249

Chateau Ste. Michelle

$9

2018 Columbia Valley Dry Riesling (88
points) ^ With notes of lemon zest and lime
and a dry, angular cut to its acids, this offers
plenty of zip at a bargain price. ¤ -P.J.C.
271228

Greek Wine Cellars

$9

Retsina of Attiki Kourtaki (88 points,
Greece) ^ This is cool, clean, straightforward
Retsina that wears its pine scents proudly. It's
exactly what you'd expect-and want-at
your neighborhood taverna. -T.Q.T. (W&S
8/19) ¤ Nestor Imports, NY
517282

Fox Run

$13

2017 Finger Lakes Doyle Family Chardonnay (88 points) ^ Blending oak and apple
notes, this feels bright, with a refreshing snap
of acidity. -P.J.C. (W&S 10/19; 4,500 cases) ¤
519825

Erath

$14

2017 Oregon Pinot Blanc (88 points) ^ Mild
scents of peach and apple give this wine a
sunny, expressive disposition. It's on the
thick side, but with irresistible flavors, and a
mineral grip. -P.J.C. (W&S 4/20; 400 cases) ¤
517155

Girasole

$14

2018 Mendocino County Pinot Blanc (88
points) ^ This is a soft and musky pinot blanc,
the fruit a little tannic, like green pear skin,
the scent carrying the sweetness of lilies. It's
a white to chill for a summer picnic. -J.G.
(W&S 8/19; 1,272 cases) ¤

519655

Dr. Konstantin Frank

$15

2018 Finger Lakes Grüner Veltliner (88
points) ^ Salty, biscuity, cool and pretty, this
grÜner possesses high-toned lemon and peashoot scents, its flavors a bit more plump and
chewy. Chill it ice-cold for pasta tossed with
arugula pesto. -P.J.C. (W&S 4/20) ¤
518841
L'Ecole No 41
$15

2018 Columbia Valley Semillon (88
points) ^ A solid, stalwart semillon, this is
lightly floral and grassy, with quiet quince
flavors. -P.J.C. (W&S 2/20; 4,150 cases) ¤
275089

Inama

$16

Berger

$14/L

2018 Soave Classico Vin Soave (88 points,
Italy) ^ This is a nice introduction to Soave
Classico, with fresh, floral flavors of white
peach and yellow plum. Notes of lemon zest
balance the creamy texture. -S.J. (W&S
2/20) ¤ Dalla Terra, Napa, CA
276605
2018 Austria Grüner Veltliner (87 points,
Austria) ^ Straight-ahead grüner, green in
its pea and herbal notes, silky in its texture,
this is light and easy, and well priced for summer drinking. -T.Q.T. (W&S 4/20) ¤ Skurnik
Wines & Spirits, NY
124262

Santa Julia

$6/375-ml can

85 | Sphere

$5

Mendoza Chardonnay (86 points, Argentina) ^ If you're looking for something to pack
in your bag for fish tacos on the beach, this
chardonnay would do the trick. All it needs is
a chill to play up the acidity; the clean appleherb flavors will provide the rest. -T.Q.T.
(W&S 8/19) ¤ Winesellers, Niles, IL
517059

$15

2017 Central Coast Chardonnay (85
points) ^ A bargain in a bottle, this simple
chardonnay offers a flash of lemon zest
before its lean and raspy finish. ¤ -P.J.C.
518873

2018 Yakima Valley Viognier (88 points) ^
Viognier scents of white peach and orange
zest lead into greener notes of fresh-cut apple
and grass, with pithy phenolics; for gravlax.
-P.J.C. (W&S 2/20; 815 cases) ¤

2017 Columbia Valley Chardonnay (85
points) ^ Scents of nougat and yellow apple
give way to a rich, oily white, with a sweetness
that requires a chill. -P.J.C. (W&S 2/20) ¤

519199

Airfield Estates

85 | Merf

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