2011 Estate Hatzimichalis Chardonnay Atalanti 13.5% $12


A bit spicy on the nose with sharp, stemmy spice notes that lean towards licorice and nutmeg. Soft and rather broad in the mouth, this has a touch of tannin to it, adding some detail to the otherwise rather smooth and polished texture. The fruit shows hints of lemon pith under apple fruit with a giant touch of sweet fennel on the backend before this fades away in a zesty, slightly toasty orchard fruit finish. 86pts

2011 Tsantali Moschofilero Peloponnese 12% $13


Dusty, dry and simple on the nose with some faint rose petal notes. Light and delicate on entry with some nice cool fig, lime leaf and almost passion fruit like flavors. this is small scaled but nicely balanced with excellent definition of flavor. Showing decent length on the polleny, tart fruited finish, this is cleansing and zesty on the finale. This needs the right food to shine but shows an intriguing mineral tension that really echoes on the finish. 86pts

2011 Estate Papaioannou Malagouzia Corinthia 13.5% $21

Profound aromas of lime leaf, camphor, lemon marmalade, sliced tomato, and lemongrass greet the nose. Light and focused on entry, this shows off pronounced lemon grass, citrus, and herbal flavors in the mouth with a slight shading of astringency keeping this very lively in the mouth. The finish is rather short and clipped. While the nose is most impressive, the palate is slightly underwhelming. 85pts

2011 Papagiannakos Savatiano Markopoulo 12% $16

Rather fruity on the nose with some spicy, almost teriyaki notes to the floral and spearmint dusted core of apple and wild cherry fruit. Small and tight on the palate, like a ball of lightly candied fruit, this is well integrated with just a hint of edginess showing on the backend.  A bit simple and fruity in the mouth, this does show off lovely aromas of dried flowers in the mouth followed by a simple, slightly dusty, slightly austere finish. A nice picnic wine. 85pts

2011 Nico Lazaridi Queen of Hearts Macedonia 12.5% $11

A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat of Alexandria, and Assyrtiko.

Dry and earthy on the nose with some mineral notes over pithy lime fruit. Small scaled on entry and with assertive but integrated acidity supporting simple citrus flavors that are topped with a hint of sweet flowers. Almost silky and easy to drink, I doubt this will wow many people but at the same time it shouldn't offend anyone. The finish shows a nice if simple blend of mineral and pithy citrus flavors. Simple but easy going and kind of fun. I'd buy this, it's a great table wine. 84pts

2011 Elios White Peloponesse 11.5% $13

50% Moschofilero
30% Chardonnay
10% Roditis
10% Savatiano

Floral and a little spicy on the nose with touches of ginger and white pepper accenting fresh fig and pineapple aromas. A bit round in the mouth but with excellent acidity, after quite a floral entry this shows a bit of apple pie in the mouth with sweet baked apple fruit, a touch of yeastiness, and some nice baking spice accents. A bit loose and disjointed. 83pts


2011 Boutari Moschofilero Mantinia 11% $14


Super floral and fruity with notes of lemon and lime, this is quite muscatty. A bit soft, though nicely broad and easy in the mouth with simple candy citrus flavors that are framed with a faint herbal tint and supported by late arriving acidity. This finishes very quickly. 82pts


2010 Papaioannou Vineyards Aristocracy Sauvignon Blanc Corinth 13.5% $NA


This smells very fruity and kind of candied with melon, lime and spicy floral aromas that recall mint and fresh pea. Fresh in the mouth, this shows off fine acid and medium body though the flavors of quince, mint and biter apple lack a bit of intensity. 80pts

2011 Ktimakaripidis Sauvginon Krannonas 12.5%

Made from Organic Grapes

Initially fairly yeasty this quickly turns fruitier revealing and earthy core of grapey fruit with some spice and green herb notes. A touch soft and round in the mouth, the acid seems a bit disjointed here and the fruit very easy going and simple. A modest, slightly fruity wine. 80pts

2010 Lyrarakas OCTΩ White Crete 12.5%

Vinana, White Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc

Earthy and a bit heral on the nose with a fairly spicy and mineral  overtone to the tomato paste and dried herb aromas that top the faint fruit here. A bit soft on the palate, or rather thin with dusty mineral overtones. This is simple but decisive with faint but present fruit that finishes with lots of minerality and a touch of salty and bitter minerality. Not a crowd pleaser. 78pts

2010 Tsantalis Metoxi Chromitsa Assyrtiko-Sauvignon Blanc Agioritikos 12% $15

Underbrush and earth greet the nose followed by smoky old barrel notes. Gentle and easy on the palate with modest pineapple fruit and some zesty mineral notes adding some interest but this is mainly neutral and easy. 75pts