Offbeat Spring Whites

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2010 Tower 15 Grenache Blanc Paso Robles 14.2% $18

Reticent on the nose with lightly spicy cinnamon, russet apple and almond husk base notes under orange rind and quince fruit, with a light white pepper top note. Big and soft in the mouth, low acid with a rich yet not sticky texture that shows off some light tea flavors over stone notes, all wrapped in soft golden fruit that is a touch indistinct. There's a bit of obvious alcohol on the back end and the finish, which shows off a fine savory bitter almond edge with light orange pith notes. 84 points

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Offbeat Spring Whites

1.
Longoria Albarino Clover Creek Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley (2010)
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2.
Adelsheim Auxerrois (2010)
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3.
Ghost Hill Cellars Pinot Noir Blanc (2010)
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4.
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier (2011)
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5.
Boeckel Sylvaner Mittelbergheim Vieilles Vignes (2009)
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6.
Alamos Torrontes (2011)
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7.
Ballentine Vineyards Chenin Blanc Napa Valley Pocai Vineyard (2009)
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8.
Caymus Conundrum California (2010)
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9.
Montgravet Colombard Côtes de Gascogne (2011)
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10.
Tower 15 Grenache Blanc Paso Robles (2010)
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11.
Jacuzzi Family Vineyard Arneis Paicines (2009)
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  • Snooth User: Wayne Young
    1109197 59

    It's REALLY disappointing to read these lists where Italian whites are constantly snubbed. Only one Italian variety and it's grown in CA. Spain, on the other hand is CONSISTENTLY represented.

    Apr 24, 2013 at 4:12 AM


  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
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    Oh Wayne, Patience. Italian Whites will have a list of their own in just a few days.

    Apr 24, 2013 at 7:23 AM


  • Snooth User: Wayne Young
    1109197 59

    Ah! Now your singin' my canzone! ;-)

    Apr 24, 2013 at 8:34 AM


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