Offbeat Spring Whites

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2011 Ghost Hill Cellars Pinot Noir Blanc Bayliss-Bower Vineyard Yamhill Carlton 13.5% $25

Sweet grilled nectarines greet the nose over a base of dusty flowers and dry earth. This shows a subtle yet distinct spiciness on the nose. Bright and medium- to light-bodied in the mouth, with fabulous acidity that supports zesty lemon and subtle apricot fruit. Very focused and precise on the palate, with late arriving suggestions of blueberry and wild cherries that linger on the long, clean and refreshing finish. 90 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
    89065 208,038

    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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