Offbeat Spring Whites

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2010 Adelsheim Vineyard Auxerrois Ribbon Springs Vineyard Ribbon Ridge OR 13.2% $22

Quite perfumed on the nose with hints of apples and flowers over a gently spicy, nutty base. This is bright and vibrant in the mouth, with assertive green pear and lime flavors and a terrific texture that shows a hint of roundness but relies on the acidity to remain succulent and nervous. There's a nice white floral note on the back end, along with dusty mineral notes and citrus pith flavors that extend over the long, energetic finish. This is great. 91 points

Offbeat Spring Whites

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Longoria Albarino Clover Creek Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley (2010)
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Adelsheim Auxerrois (2010)
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Ghost Hill Cellars Pinot Noir Blanc (2010)
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Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier (2011)
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Boeckel Sylvaner Mittelbergheim Vieilles Vignes (2009)
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Alamos Torrontes (2011)
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Ballentine Vineyards Chenin Blanc Napa Valley Pocai Vineyard (2009)
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Caymus Conundrum California (2010)
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Montgravet Colombard Côtes de Gascogne (2011)
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Tower 15 Grenache Blanc Paso Robles (2010)
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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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